Mammoth Lakes Fishing Season is Here!

Photo of a person in Mammoth Lakes fishing next to mountain views

When the weather starts to warm up, and the snow starts to melt, that can only mean trout season is right around the corner! Make sure you have your California fishing license ready because another exciting season of Mammoth Lakes fishing awaits! Affectionately dubbed “Fishmas,” the opening day of Mammoth Lakes fishing season is the last Saturday of April. Our Sierra Nevada Mountain town offers some of the best trout fishing in the country, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned angler. 

Our 1849 Mountain Rentals homes at 1849 Condos offer free on-site boat and trailer parking for those who want to bring their boat to Mammoth. These are first-come, first-serve, so make sure you get to your condo early! Whichever condo you choose, you’ll have more space to enjoy with your family during your fishing vacation! Read on to discover the best local fishing spots and guides in Mammoth Lakes.

The Mammoth Lakes Basin

Mammoth Lakes is known for its extensive collection of wide-open lakes and rivers, perfect for anglers of every age and ability. The Mammoth Lakes Basin is the closest to 1849 Mountain Rentals and offers four alpine lakes regularly stocked with trout. Fish for rainbow, brown, and brook trout right from shore or your boat. Enjoy the scenic mountain views as you cast for trout at some of the best fishing lakes in California.

If you are up for a half-mile to one-mile walk, you can reach additional lakes and tributary streams chocked full of brook trout in the Mammoth Lakes Basin!

Crowley Lake

South of the Mammoth Lakes Basin, Crowley Lake is one of the country’s top stillwater trout fishing spots. The fishing is best from a motorboat that you can rent on-site from Crowley Lake Marina. The lake features 5,000 acres of surface acres with depths of over 100 feet, causing trout to grow six to nine inches in just one year! 

Convict Lake

Convict Lake is famous for its picturesque views of crystal clear waters backdropped by the Eastern Sierras. Besides being one of the most beautiful bodies of water, it’s also a gem in the Mammoth Lakes fishing scene. The lake is stocked with brown and rainbow trout, and you can fish by boat, canoe, kayak, or float tube. 

Mammoth Lakes Guided Fishing Trips

For beginners or families, we recommend signing up for a guided fishing trip to learn proper techniques and find the best fishing spots in Mammoth Lakes. Crowley Lake is one of the most popular spots for guided fishing, but you can also fish in rivers like San Joaquin and Owens Rivers. Your fishing trip will include rods, reels, waders, and boots, along with lunch or snacks. Full-day trips are eight hours, while half-day trips are around five hours. Here are the top fishing guides in Mammoth Lakes:

Photo of father and son enjoying Mammoth Lakes fishing

Join Us for a Mammoth Lakes Fishing Vacation!

After a long day on the water, families will love spending time together in our spacious condo rentals. Join us at 1849 Mountain Rentals and kick off your California fishing vacation in the Eastern Sierras!