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Scenic Mammoth Lakes Fishing Spots to Try

Have you heard? The State of California has opened more year-round fishing in the Eastern Sierra! Check out the latest fishing regulations and map. The fishing in the Mammoth Lakes Basin and in the more popular spots opens the last Saturday of April and this day is fondly called Fishmas. The season for these popular hot spot continues through November 15. Be sure to buy a permit and read your regulation book as regulations change from water-to-water, and some private property (read: no trespassing) crosses over some of the fishing spots.

Mammoth Lakes’ fishing is some of the best in the state, and no matter your experience level, you’ll find a peaceful corner of paradise that all will enjoy. Try for the Sierra Grand Slam which means catching a Rainbow, Brown, Brook, and Golden Trout in the same day.

Mammoth Lakes Basin

The Mammoth Lakes Basin, after Mammoth Lakes was named, has 5 lakes that are accessible by road, plus an additional 6 lakes within a mile hike of the trailheads. At 1849 Mountain Rentals, you are just two miles away from this gem. Just catch the free bus outside your home to The Village At Mammoth and then transfer to the Lakes Basin Trolley. There are multiple marinas and tackle stores to rent boats and purchase gear.

Photo: Josh Wray

Convict Lake

Convict Lake hosts fishing events throughout the season. This 170-acre lake was carved out by glaciers and has plenty of rainbow and brown trout. They tackle shop rents boats and has supplies for sale.

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.

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

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.

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.

Hire a Guide, Purchase Permits & Season Information

We recommend hiring a guide regardless of your experience level. There is no better fishing experience than going with a professional who knows these waters like the back of their hand, and has real-time information on what bait to use and where the fish are biting. 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! Our spacious condos are the perfect place to relax after a day of fishing to exchange tall tales.Book Your Mountainside Condo!

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