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Scenic Mammoth Lakes Fishing Spots to Try

When you’re planning your getaway to Mammoth Lakes, you’re probably expecting to spend a ton of time outdoors. One of the best ways to soak up the sun on your vacation is by fishing! Mammoth fishing is some of the best in the area, and no matter your experience level, you can spend an incredible afternoon with your loved ones. There are several picturesque spots for fishing at Mammoth Lakes.

Photo: Josh Wray

Mammoth Lakes Basin

The Mammoth Lakes Basin, after Mammoth Lakes was named, has 5 lakes that you can drive to, plus an additional 6 lakes within a mile hike of the trailheads. At an 1849 Mountain Rental, you’re just 2 miles away. Just catch the free bus outside your home to the Village at Mammoth and then transfer to the Trolley which will take you to the Mammoth Lakes Basin. There are multiple marinas and tackle stores to rent boats and purchase gear. Cast your line to try to catch some of the many fish found in Mammoth Lakes like rainbow trout, brown trout, and brook trout while you bask in the glory of the Crystal Crag and lodgepole pines.

Convict Lake

Convict Lake hosts tons of Mammoth fishing events throughout the season, but even if you’re not here for an event, you still have a great chance at a stellar catch. The 170-acre lake was carved out by glaciers and has plenty of rainbow and brown trout. The catch limit and season length are identical to those of Lake George. Visit in the fall to experience the Ambush at Lake Derby and the Morrison Bonus Derby!

Convict Lake by Josh Wray

June Lake Loop

The June Lake Loop Lakes actually offers four different fishing spots for you to choose from: Silver Lake, June Lake, Gull Lake, and Grant Lake. This area is one of the first spots to clear from ice and snow once the weather starts to warm up. At any of the following lakes, you’ll again find a catch-and-keep limit of 5 and a season running from the last Saturday in April until November 15. 

Silver Lake

Silver Lake is truly a picture-perfect location for your next fishing trip. It covers 110 acres and is home to the oldest fishing retreat in the June Lake area. Here, you’ll find trout varieties like rainbow, brown, and Lahontan cutthroat, and sometimes, you can even catch the elusive brook trout. You’ll have the best luck taking a boat onto the water or fishing from an access spot.

June Lake

June Lake lies near the main village and business district of June Lake, so there’s plenty to see and do even if you’re not on the water. The lake itself is about a mile long and a half-mile wide, and it’s full of various types of trout. You can rent a boat from one of the two marinas nearby, or you’re welcome to launch your own boat!

June Lake by Josh Wray

Gull Lake

The smallest of the June Loop Lakes, Gull Lake shouldn’t be underestimated. Despite its smaller size, fisherman flock here thanks to the abundance of trout and crayfish, as well as some Sacramento perch. It’s easy to get onto the water from the Gull Meadows walk-on boat loading dock, and you can also find tennis courts, local businesses, and delectable restaurants just down the road.

Grant Lake

Grant Lake is easily the biggest of the June Loop Lakes, but the level can vary since it’s a reservoir on the Los Angeles Aqueduct system. You’ll love the stunning views of Mount Wood, the groves of Parker Bench and the rugged Aerie Crag. Be sure to keep your boat at 10 miles per hour if it’s before 10 a.m.! This spot is one of the Sierra’s premier trout fishing retreats, perfect for fishermen of all skill levels.

Hire a Guide, Purchase Permits & Season Information

How to hire a guide, where to purchase permits and information about the fishing season dates and restrictions may be found on the Visit Mammoth website.

Plan Your Visit

Now that you know all of the best fishing spots near Mammoth Lakes, it’s time to book your mountain getaway! Contact us today for more information on other activities in the area and rentals we have available.


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Mammoth Lakes, California


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