June Lake Loop Fish Report for 8-9-2018
June Lake Loop Fishing Report!
June Lake Loop - June Lake, CA (Mono County)
by Doug Busey
JUNE LAKE: June Lake Marina (760) 648-7726 and Big Rock Resort (760) 648-7717. Laurie at Big Rock has a tip for those having trouble catching fish. When using sunscreen clean your hands before handling bait. Trout don't like the smell of sunscreen. Jeremy at Ernie's uses an old fish rag so his hands smell like fish. Check in with Dan or Adam at June Lake Marina about their fly rod/indicator midge method. Adam gave me a tour of their Rainbow Trout rearing pens. Very impressive! They've resurrected a program by which they receive 1 to 2lb Oregon Rainbows and hold them in the pens until reaching from 5 to 8lbs and then periodically releasing into June Lake. This results in a consistent stocking of "Trophy Trout". These are now regularly being caught using standard bait methods or trolling 8 to 10 colors.
GULL LAKE: Gull Lake Marina (760) 648-7539. The Marina dropped in a load of 4 to 6lb Oregon Rainbows July 25th so we're seeing these caught now along with limits of CDFW stockers.
SILVER LAKE: Silver Lake Resort (760) 648-7525. The resort has been bringing in loads of the "Oregonians" going all the way back to last August with more due in the next week. Hence, Silver has consistently produced a steady stream of 2 to 4lb 'Bows all season along with resident Browns and an occasional Cutthroat.
RUSH CREEK: Along with the CDFW planted Rainbows and Oregon Rainbows that migrate down from Silver Lake bait and fly fishing is working well for some nice resident Browns. Last week a 1lb-10oz and 2lb-10oz were caught and weighed in at Silver Lake Resort.
GRANT LAKE: No phone. It's a good idea to visit Doug or Harold at the marina for helpful hints. They offer a good deal on two day boat rentals that allow for fishing into the evening and early, early the next morning which is what you want to do at Grant. Like the other Loop Lakes they recently put in some Oregon Rainbows which has improved the bigger fish catching. Although Grant has been a bit slow for the resident Browns so far it seems to be picking up as the lake level as stabilized and should continue to do so as we approach fall. 'Ol Dan nabbed a nice four pounder drag'n a Flat Fish 7 to 8 colors lead core. For more information call Ernie's Tackle and Ski Shop at 760-648-7756.
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 [email protected]. Hope to see you on the waters. Good fishin' and tight lines.
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