June Lake Loop Fish Report

June Lake Loop - June Lake, CA (Mono County)

by The Trout Fitter Staff
(800) 637-6912

Water Conditions:

Expect cold water if you are going to be float tubing. All lakes are ice free. Right now, the lakes are more of a bait and deep lure party, than fly fishing.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good

With colder water of "ice-out" follow the cardinal rules of SLOW & DEEP, the PG-13 version of course, we're talking about fishing for trout here, right? Type 4 lines or denser should get you to the fish with a really slow retrieve. Make each cast count and keep the fly deep as long as you can. Not much in terms bug hatches, damsels and Callibaetis are still a long way off. Midges will get more active later in the spring about the time the fish move into shallower water.

Recommended Flies:

Streamers like grey or black Zonkers and leech patterns such as D.R. Seal Buggers in brown, olive/orange and black, or good ol' Docs Twin Lakes specials in darker colors.

Guides Hint: Water is very cold and air temps can vary… if it's windy it'll be cold…. if you are tubing wear lots of layers and warm socks

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