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If fresh water trout fishing is your passion, you need the fish stocking calendar so you can jump when they drop in those 3 and 4 pounders. We stock with Department of Fish and Game fish and delicious Alpers Trout. The Eastern Sierra is for you. A multitude of places to fish in Mammoth are stocked with rainbows, brooks and German browns anxious to take the bait. Catch and release in some areas, such as Hot Creek in the scenic Long Valley. Fly-fishing is prime along the San Joaquin River in the Red's Meadow/Devils Postpile area, and on secluded ranches, such as Alpers Ranch or Hot Creek Ranch. Everywhere you turn in the Eastern Sierras there is a nook or cranny that you can drop your line and catch a trout for a tale, and everywhere you look you are surrounded by the vistas of the Sierra. Experienced fishermen can find a quiet place or join in the fun of a weekend derby. Our friends at the local sporting goods stores help with all the current news and fishing derbies. Be sure to enter to grab some prizes.

Sunset on the lake

Fishing Season in Mammoth

Fishing season starts in Mammoth and Mono County on the last Saturday of April. However there is early fishing available in Inyo County. The early fishing season starts in March. This early fishing season covers "all waters bounded by the Inyo County line on the south and west, Independence Creek on the north, and Highway 395 on the east." It is a great time to come up and get your pole into the water before the heat of summer and summer crowds!

Places to Fish

Wonderful trout fishing can be found in our many lakes, rivers and streams, stocked with locally raised, world famous, trophy-size Alpers trout. Trout season starts the last weekend in April and run through November 15. You can bet... that it will probably snow on the seasoner opener! In most areas, the bag limit is 5 per day with 10 in possession and opening day is always a Merry Fishmas.

The Owen's River from Crowley Lake to Tinemaha Reservoir including the Pleasant Valley Reservoir and the Diaz Lake and Haiwee Reservoir are open to year-round fishing. There are some special restrictions; check with local ranger stations or the Department of Fish and Game for more information. The California Department of Fish and Game provides complete regulations. Fishing licenses are not available at Inyo National Forest Ranger 2 pound troutStations; they can be purchased at many of the sporting goods stores in the area.


There are several marinas so that you can rent a boat and fish from in the middle of the lake or rent a tube and go tube fishing. The local fish and tackle stores have all the information and be able to recommend the spot where they hear the best fish stories, which likely means the best fishing each week so be sure to stop by when you get to town. The Marinas in Mammoth and the nearby lakes are at Lake Mary, Rock Creek, Silver Lake, Gull Lake, June Lake, Grant Lake, Lake George, Convict Lake, Topaz Lake, Crowley Lake and Twin Lakes. When planning your vacation, give them a call ahead of time to get the latest fishing reports and news for the area. They are tuned into what is happening with our lakes.

Cabins By The Lake

Many people coming up this area would like to stay in a cabin on the water. There aren't any professionally run businesses that have cabins in Mammoth. Instead, most will get a nice town home or Mammoth condo rental and be close by and have all the "creature comforts.


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