Fishing Report, Mammoth Lakes, Eastern Sierra, Mono County

Fish Report for May 20, 2017

Temps are warming up. This will produce increased snow melt in the upper elevations and higher flows in the creeks.

Bridgeport Reservoir:
Fly Anglers: Use Midges and small Streamers.
Troll: Rapalas, Thomas Bouyants, Needlefish, Tasmanian Devils.
Convict Lake:
Fly Anglers: Streamers, like green or brown Wooly Buggers. Soft hackle nymphs
Spin & Bait: Try Thomas Bouyants, Tasmanian Devils, Power Worms, Night Crawlers, Garlic Rainbow Power Bait, Salmon Peach Power Bait, Garlic Infused Worms.
Crowley Lake:
Fly Anglers: Strip Hornberg, Gray Ghost and Wooly Buggers.
Spin: Tasmanian Devils,T homas Bouyants, Rapalas.        
Last Saturday in Apr. through July 31: general regulations.
Crowley Lake Trolling Report: Click Here.
East Walker River:
The flows right now are around 340 cfs. Here is a link to USGS Current Discharge Conditions;
Fly Anglers: Disco Midge, WD40, Zebra Midge, Griffiths Gnat, Parachute Adams, Trico, Sprout Baetis, BWO Emergers, Wooly Buggers.
Grant Lake:
Troll: Tasmanian Devils, Needlefish, Rapalas, Thomas Bouyants.
Spin & Bait: Any Garlic Powerbait, Power Worms, Gulp Eggs, Garlic Infused Worms, Inflated Night Crawlers.
Gull Lake:
Fly Anglers: Wooly Buggers, Hornberg.
Spin: Thomas Bouyants, Kastmasters, Mepps, Panther Martins, Tasmanian Devils, Needlefish,Nite Crawlers, Power Worms.
Hot Creek:
The flows right now are around 40 cfs. Fishing well and the water is still looking good. The spring run off may bring some changes. Nymphing would be your best bet but you may get a few rises in the afternoon with Duns.
Preferred Flies: BWO’s, Elk Hair Caddis, Parachute Adams.                                                                              WD40’s, Copper Johns, RS2 Emerger and Caddis Emergers, Baetis Nymphs,Sprout Baetis.
June Lake:
Fly Anglers: Wooly Buggers.
Spin & Bait: Try Garlc Powerbait, Power Worms, Night Crawlers,Garlic Infused Worms, Thomas Bouyants, Panther Martins, Super Dupers, Tasmanian Devils, Needlefish.
Lake George:
FROZEN- road closed                                                                                                                                                       Fly Anglers: Wooly Buggers green and black, soft hackle nymph
Spin & Bait: Garlic Powerbait, Night Crawlers,Garlic Infused Worms, Thomas Bouyants, Kastmasters
Lake Mamie:
FROZEN- road closed                                                                                                                                                  Fly Anglers: Wooly Buggers, hale bop Leech, Twin Lake Special
Spin & Bait:
Night Crawlers,Garlic Infused Worms, Powerworm, Sierra Slammers jig, Mepps, Panther Martin.
Lake Mary:
FROZEN- road closed                                                                                                                                                 Fly Anglers: Wooly Buggers green and black, soft hackle nymph
Spin & Bait: Garlic Powerbait, Night Crawlers,Garlic Infused Worms, Powerworms, Thomas Bouyants, Kastmasters
Lee Vining Creek:
Use small spinners like Panther Martins, Rooster Tails and Mepps, also Sierra Slammer Jig , and Salmon Eggs.
Lower Owens River:
Pleasant Valley:
Spin & Bait: Garlic Powerbait, Night Crawlers, Panther Martins, Mepps, Roostertails, Trout Teasers.
Pinch your barbs below the footbridge; ZERO Fish Limit
The water flow its at 684 cfs today:
Fly Anglers: WD40’s or small Epoxy Baetis with a attractor pattern to get their attention
Lures: Spinners with pinched barbs
Mammoth Creek:
Spin & Bait: Salmon Eggs, small spinners like Mepps, Roostertails and Panther Martins.:
Owens River (Benton Crossing Down):
 Closed (Opens the Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Sept. 30) from Bridge to the fishing monument; Open from the fishing monument to the Crowley Lake. Regs change on August 1st.  The Fishing Monument is located approximately 1/4 mile from maximum lake level. Fly and Spin anglers-same as below.  
Owens River (Benton Crossing Up):
Artificial Barbless from Bridge to Big Spring.
Fly Anglers: Elk Hair, and EC Caddis, BWO, Brassies, Zebra”s, Birds Nest, Pheasant Tails, Micro May Fly      
Rapala, Rooster tail, Sierra Slammer worms
Rock Creek:
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.
Rock Creek Lake:
FROZEN – Grab a Float Tube rental & pull a streamer to catch the hogs.
Spin: Kastmasters, Thomas Bouyants, Super Dupers.
Bait: use inflated Night Crawlers,Garlic Powerbait, Power Worms, Mice Tails, Gulp Eggs, Garlic Infused Worms.
Rush Creek:
Fly Anglers: Elkhair Caddis, Red and Royal Humpys, Royal Coachman.
Spin & Bait: Small spinners likes Mepps, Panther, Martins,Roostertails, Super Dupers catching fish. For bait use Salmon Eggs and Worms.
Saddlebag Lake:
FROZEN- road closed – Troll: with Tasmanian Devils, Needle Fish, Rapalas and Thomas Bouyants.
San Joaquin River:
ROAD CLOSED                                                                                                                                                              Fly Anglers: Hares Ears,Pheseant 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 samlon eggs.
Silver Lake:
Fly Anglers: Wooly Buggers.
Spin & BaitKastmasters, Thomas Bouyants, Power Worms, Power Eggs, Garlic Powerbait, Night Crawlers.
Sotcher Lake:
ROAD CLOSED                                                                                                                                                       Spin & Bait: Kastmasters, Thomas Bouyants,P anther Martins. Garlic Powerbait, Mice Tails, Power Worms, Garlic Infused Worms, Inflated Night Crawlers.
Twin Lakes (Bridgeport Area):
Troll: with Rapalas, Kastmasters, Needle Fish, Thomas Bouyants.
Bait: Inflated Night Crawlers and garlic Infused worms.
Twin Lakes (Mammoth Basin):
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.
Virginia Lakes:
FROZEN – ROAD CLOSED                                                                                                                                    Spin: Kastmasters and Thomas Bouyants.
Bait Use Inflated Night Crawlers,Gulp Eggs,Power Worms,Garlic Power Bait,Garlic Infused Worms.