Trout fishing was challenging this week at Silver Lake but there were many success stories

Silver Lake - June Lake, CA (Mono County)

by Andrew Jones

It has been cooler and breezy this past week but it has not slowed the fishing down at Silver Lake. The key was to get out early before the wind picked up or brave the colder, windy conditions and be rewarded. Just ask Al LeClare, pictured above of San Diego who brought in a whopper of a Rainbow weighing in at 6 pounds 5 ounces. Al was braving the wind in the afternoon, fishing from shore using Garlic Power Bait when he had the hook up of the year so far. Shore fishing has seen some good results all week with Anglers using mostly Power Baits, Garlic and Garlic Pinch worms, Salmon Peach flavors or worms. Out on a boat guys have done very well using a Thomas Buoyant Gold / Red or a small brown pattern spoon. Flies are still hit and miss as we still are getting a cold night mixed in with some warm ones. Try using a Sierra Bright dot or a Flying Black Ant when the nights are warmer. The Trout Law Round Up Fishing Derby is still going on at Silver Lake with two tagged trout still in the waters to be caught with the chance to win some great prizes. The weather looks like it is going to start to warm up by the middle of next week so look for some good fishing as we head into June.

Fish Of The Week:
Pictured Above: Al LeClare Jr,. of San Diego landed that 6 pound 5 ounce Rainbow from the shore of Silver using Garlic Power Bait

Photo #1: Rob Nelson of Valley Center caught a nice 5 pound 1 ounce Rainbow from the shore of Silver Lake using Salmon Eggs

Photo # 2 & 3: Bob Oves of Buena Park landed two great fish a few days apart one weighing 2 pounds 7 ounces and the other weighing 4 pounds 8 ounces caught on Hatchery Pellet and Salmon Peach Power Baits both from shore

Photo #4: The Gorman brothers of La Canada and Glendale had a great day - compared to their brother Steve who tripped on his way to the lake and broke his shoulder, sorry Steve - but the brothers pulled through and redeemed their family name when Ted brought in a 3 pound 11 ounces and Carl hauled in a 6 pound 1 ounces saving the day for the Gorman Crew. Both caught their Rainbows on Gulp Alive Pinch Crawlers.

Silver Lake Resort and The Federation of Fly Fishers Annual Rush Creek Clean Up is coming up in a few weeks on June 22nd, a great way to enjoy the Eastern Sierra and help keep it clean and pristine. Also coming up is the First Annual Silver Lake Youth Fly Fishing Academy that will be on Sunday June 23rd and Monday June 24th . The Fly Fishing Academy is for kids ages 10 to 15 years of age and is absolutely FREE. No equipment needed or experience, only a desire to learn the true essence of fishing. The best local guides from the Eastern Sierra will teach all you need to know to start to become a true fly fisherman.

If interested call Andrew at Silver Lake Resort (760) 648-7525 to sign up. Limited to the first 12 kids that sign up.

Happy Fishing and We Will See You at Silver Lake!!!

Andrew Jones
Silver Lake Resort
June Lake Loop

The Silver Lake Resort is a full service resort in June Lake, CA. We offer accommodations for fisherman throughout the trout season. We have cabins for all size groups, an RV park, a Cafe with fabulous food and a general store to meet your needs. If you would like to book a trip to Silver Lake call them at (760) 648-7525. For more information check out their WEBSITE.

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