Virginia Lakes Fishing Report

Virginia Lakes - Bridgeport, CA (Mono County)

Noah Steenstra age 13 Mammoth 5lb8 red-gold Buoyant Big Virginia
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Virginia Lakes Fishing Report

by Carolyn Webb

July 5-11, 2020  -  Virginia Lakes Resort Fish Report

Weather: -   (7am Temp  Sunrise/Sunset)  Sunday50º5:39/8:23Clear with light breezeMonday52º5:308:23

Clear with light wind off and on and supposed to get worse by late afternoon

Tuesday49º5:40/8:23Wind never showed, clear and calmWednesday50º5:40/8:22Smoke from NV moved into Mono Basin and Bport valleyThursday50º5:41/8:22Smoke mostly dissipated, clear and calm light breeze Friday


5:42/8:22Red sky this am, thin white clouds moving in and cooling it a bit, it throws the bite off. Cleared upSaturday58º5:42/8:21

Clear and calm

Wonderfully clear blue skies with breezy conditions most of the week.

The stock truck arrived yesterday with some nice fish and they are hitting power bait, power worms and lures.

BAIT: Crawlers, salmon eggs, and all the old stuff, including scented marshmallows. Grubs, meal worms and even hoppers are bouncing around at lower elevations and should hit the area soon.

LURES: Red-gold Buoyant, small silver Super Dupers, the new Hot Shot (it's great), small Silver or gold Kastmaster 1/8oz.

FLY AND BUBBLE: It seems to be working when I do it, but not many are having luck.

FLY RODS: Streamers with a dropper, bring 'em all and give it a shot. Stillwater nymphs, olive elk hair caddis, tentwing caddis,

BACKCOUNTRY: Small brooks taking flies in the upper lakes (mosquitoes, green body mosquitoes, grey hackle yellow, black gnats, grey hackle peacock, and Cowdung's), Blue lake is better at the inlet, but don't spook them by getting too close to shore when getting there.


NOTE: If the trout bleeds don’t throw it back into the lake, it will die and IT ATTRACKS BEARS. If you care about the resource please be careful when releasing fish back into the water.


Virginia Lakes Resort is located near the top of Conway Summit between Mono Lake and Bridgeport, CA. We have everything you need to enjoy the Eastern Sierra. Check out our WEBSITE.

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