June Lake Area Fishing Report

June Lake - June Lake, CA (Mono County)


by Doug Busey
4-20-2018
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Well, as of last week, the was a  light snow blowing across Gull Lake. However, according to forecasts that's going to change by this weekend with temps into the 60s. Next week through opening weekend looks like mild conditions. Should be a great Opener with all the townsfolk and marinas get'n ready for the season. Most of all they are anticipating the 40th annual "JUNE LAKE LOOP MONSTER TROUT CONTEST" on opening day Sat. April 28th. This contest is open to all those fishing in The Loop with no registration or fees required. Simply catch a "Monster" in one of The Loop waters including June, Gull, Silver, and Grant Lakes or Rush Creek and bring to a weigh station at Ernie's Tackle and Ski Shop in town or at one of the marinas. With 13 categories including kids for prized packages there's plenty of fun for all. The expectations are high for The Opener and early season. All lakes are ice free as of a couple weeks ago. June and Grant Lakes did not ice over this winter which means top water temps are a few degrees above the usual resulting in more active fish for this time of year. Already seeing trout surface feeding during the warmer, calmer periods.Should be lots of holdovers lurking all waters after last season's late plants by the state and additional stocks of "Oregon Rainbows" brought in by Mono Co. and the local marinas. Along with the resident "Wild" trout they have Rainbows, Browns, and Cutthroats all typically caught during the Opener and throughout the season. All types of fishing are available including shore, boat, tubes and kayaks, fly fishing etc., etc. Since Grant and June Lakes are not full to capacity virtually the entire shoreline is accessible. Rush Creek is flowing well and is fully accessible. Lower elevation local hike-in lakes and creeks are reachable. Higher elevations may still be snowbound.The great thing about The Loop is all methods work somewhere all the time. Still fishing with dough baits,crawlers, or eggs. Chucking or trolling lures and jigs. Tossing some flies in Rush Creek or from tubes in the lakes. It's always best to check in at Ernie's or the local marinas listed:
Ernie's Tackle and Ski Shop 760-648-7756, Big Rock Resort at June Lake 760-648-7717, June Lake Marina 760-648-7726, Gull Lake Marina 760-648-7539, Silver Lake Resort 760-648-7525, Grant Lake Marina   No phone service so just stop on by and say Hi


Good luck on your next fishing adventure. If you have a question or a report in our local fishing area, call the Naw line at 775-267-9722. If you have a photo of your catch, send it to nevada@fishreports.com. Hope to see you on the waters. Good fishin' and tight lines.