Mammoth Lake Basin Fish Report- Update by Eric

Mammoth Lakes - (Mono County)

by The Trout Fitter Staff
(800) 637-6912

Water Conditions:

Water temps in the lakes basin are anywhere from upper 40's at George,low 50's at Mary and Mamie,and mid 50's at Twin. All lakes are now ice free and fishing is on!Only downside keeping fishing from taking off is the weather. Rain and/or snow every day, starting any time. Some days mid-morning,other days mid-afternoon.

Fishing conditions and Hatches:

Fishing in the lakes basin has been good, with healthy plantings every week, including trophy Alpers! This in addition to some beautiful holdovers being caught. Look for fish around inlets and outlets..
Midges are still the predominant hatches, until water temps come up, but leech patterns stripped slowly are taking fish as well. Try adding a small prince nymph about 2 feet behind the leech. There has been some surface activity, but nothing consistent. You might try a dry/dropper (midge adult and midge pupa)to hedge your bets.

#18-22 Zebra midge, #18-22 Black Beauty, #16-18 Pheasant tail, #18-22 WD-40 black, #12-14 Mini leech, olive, #12 Doc's Twin Lake Special, #10-12 Wolly buggers, olive and black, #10-12 Olive Matuka

Guides Hint: Be prepared for diverse weather conditions, including rain, snow, sun , sleet, hail, and mosquitos. Spring weather in the mountains is a mixed bag, and it pays to be prepared so you can keep fishing!

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