Fishing Report, Mammoth Lakes, Eastern Sierra, Mono County
Fish Report for May 14, 2018
Temps are warming up. The snow melt continues in the upper elevations and high flows are ongoing in the creeks. USE CAUTION NEAR MOVING WATER!
|Fly Anglers: Use Midges and small Streamers.
Troll: Rapalas, Thomas Bouyants, Needlefish, Tasmanian Devils.
|Fly Anglers: Streamers, like green or brown Wooly Buggers. Soft hackle nymphs. Look for a midge hatch early morning and late evening in sheltered areas.
Spin & Bait: Try Thomas Bouyants, Tasmanian Devils, Power Worms, Night Crawlers, Garlic or Yellow Power Bait, Salmon Peach Power Bait, Garlic Infused Worms.
|Fly Anglers: Strip Hornberg, Gray Ghost and Wooly Buggers. Midging around the weed beds that are starting to form can work well.
Spin: Thomas Bouyants, Rapalas.
Last Saturday in Apr. through July 31: general regulations.
Troll: 4-5 colors; Tasmanian Devils.
| USGS Current Discharge Conditions; Be careful in and around the river!
Look for back eddies and pocket water where you can get nymphs deep.
Fly Anglers: Disco Midge, WD40, Zebra Midge, Griffiths Gnat, Parachute Adams, Trico, Sprout Baetis, BWO Emergers, Wooly Buggers.
|Spin & Bait: Any Garlic Powerbait, Power Worms, Gulp Eggs, Garlic Infused Worms, Inflated Night Crawlers.
Troll: Tasmanian Devils, Needlefish, Rapalas, Thomas Bouyants.
|Fly Anglers: Wooly Buggers, Hornberg.
Spin: Thomas Bouyants, Kastmasters, Mepps, Panther Martins, Tasmanian Devils, Needlefish,Nite Crawlers, Power Worms.
| LADWP Current Discharge Conditions
The spring run off makes fishing difficult. High water brings out Yellow Sallie stoneflies. Small Stimulators or Yellow Sallie patterns would be your best bet.
Preferred Flies: Yellow Stimulator, Yellow Sallie, BWO’s, Elk Hair Caddis, Parachute Adams. WD40’s, Copper Johns, RS2 Emerger and Caddis Emergers, Baetis Nymphs,Sprout Baetis.
|Fly Anglers: Wooly Bugger, Matuka, Hornberg, Grey Ghost.
Spin & Bait: Try Garlc Powerbait, Power Worms, Night Crawlers,Garlic Infused Worms, Thomas Bouyants, Panther Martins, Super Dupers, Tasmanian Devils, Needlefish.
Fly Anglers: Wooly Buggers green and black, soft hackle nymph
Spin & Bait: Powerbait, Night Crawlers, Garlic Infused Worms, Thomas Bouyants, Kastmasters
Fly Anglers: Wooly Buggers, hale bop Leech, Twin Lake Special
Spin & Bait: Night Crawlers, Garlic Infused Worms, Powerworm, Sierra Slammers jig, Mepps, Panther Martin.
Fly Anglers: Olive and black Wooly Buggers or Matukas, Twin Lake Special, soft hackle nymphs
Spin & Bait: Powerbait, Night Crawlers,Garlic Infused Worms, Powerworms, Thomas Bouyants, Kastmasters
|Use small spinners like Panther Martins, Rooster Tails and Mepps, also Sierra Slammer Jig , and Salmon Eggs.|
Spin & Bait: Garlic Powerbait, Night Crawlers, Panther Martins, Mepps, Roostertails, Trout Teasers.
Pinch your barbs below the footbridge; ZERO Fish Limit
LADWP Current Discharge Conditions
Fly Anglers: WD40’s or small Epoxy Baetis with a attractor pattern to get their attention
Lures: Spinners with pinched barbs
|Spin & Bait: Salmon Eggs, small spinners like Mepps, Roostertails and Panther Martins.:
|From Bridge to the fishing monument Opens the Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Sept. 30; Downstream of the fishing monument same regulations as Crowley Lake. The Fishing Monument is located approximately 1/4 mile upstream from maximum lake level. Fly and Spin anglers-same as below.|
|LADWP Current Discharge Conditions; Single hook, Artificial, Barbless from Bridge to Big Spring.
Fly Anglers: Yellow Sallie or small yellow stimulator patterns while the water is high. Elk Hair, and EC Caddis, BWOs, Brassies, Pheasant Tails, Prince nymphs
Spin: Rapala, Rooster tail, Sierra Slammer worms
|Fly Anglers: Copper Jons #16,18, Prince Nymphs #12, Caddis 16&18, Royal Humpys, Stimulators.
Spin & Bait: Rooster Tails, Panther Martins, Mepps, Trout Teasers and Salmon Eggs.
|Grab a Float Tube rental & pull a streamer to catch the hogs.
Fly Anglers: Look for a mosquito hatch in the late afternoon.
Spin: Kastmasters, Thomas Bouyants, Super Dupers.
Bait: use inflated Night Crawlers, Garlic Powerbait, Power Worms, Mice Tails, Gulp Eggs, Garlic Infused Worms.
|LADWP Current Discharge Conditions
Fly Anglers: Elkhair Caddis, Red and Yellow Humpy, Royal Wulff.
Spin & Bait: Small spinners likes Mepps, Panther, Martins, Roostertails, Super Dupers catching fish. For bait use Salmon Eggs and Worms.
|Troll: with Tasmanian Devils, Needle Fish, Rapalas and Thomas Bouyants.|
USGS Current Discharge Conditions
Fly Anglers: Hares Ears, Pheasant Tails, Hares Ear, Prince Nymph, Elk Hair Caddis, EWC Caddis and Parachute Adams, Stimulator
Spin: use Trout Teasers, Roostertails, Mepps, Panther Martins.
Bait: use worms, salmon eggs.
|Fly Anglers: Wooly Buggers.
Spin & Bait: Kastmasters, Thomas Bouyants, Power Worms, Power Eggs, Garlic Powerbait, Night Crawlers.
|ROAD CLOSED Spin & Bait: Kastmasters, Thomas Bouyants,P anther Martins. Garlic Powerbait, Mice Tails, Power Worms, Garlic Infused Worms, Inflated Night Crawlers.|
|Troll: with Rapalas, Kastmasters, Needle Fish, Thomas Bouyants.
Bait: Inflated Night Crawlers and garlic Infused worms.
|Fly Anglers: We suggest the mid and lower lakes try Wooly Buggers and Leeches.
Spin & Bait: Try Roostertail, Mepps, Garlic Powerbait, Night Crawlers, Power Worms, Gulp Eggs, Garlic Infused Worms.
Spin: Kastmasters and Thomas Bouyants.
Bait: Use Inflated Night Crawlers, Gulp Eggs, Power Worms, Garlic Power Bait, Garlic Infused Worms.