June Lake Area
REPORT AS OF 9/4/20
Don't forget your water bottles and sunscreen as you hit the lakes, rivers and creeks. The water's reflection seems to like to help the sun in its constant attempts to turn us all bright red and leave us sadly remembering the trip. If you are fishing from a boat, don't forget the life jackets for the kids!
The following report courtesy
Eastern Sierra Fish Reports:
June Lake Loop - June, Silver, Gull & Grant Lakes, Rush Creek
The focus in The Loop now is the Holiday Weekend and with it the June Lake Loop Monster Trout Contest held Sat. and Sun. Promises to be loads of fun and a great way to top off this Summer of "Now What??". Trout plants are ramping up for this event so get a line in the water.
SILVER LAKE: Silver Lake Resort, (760)648-7625. How to keep up with the Jones'? They're dropping in Oregon Rainbows each two weeks to try and offset the lack of state plants. Alisa confirms another load due this week. Andrew, through his Resort website report, suggests patience and perseverance are the keys to success for the trophy trout. Nightcrawlers, Pinch Crawlers, Mice Tails, and garlic scented Powerbait are all working on long leaders. Mix things up till you find what's working and fish deeper, cooler water. Plenty of beauts being caught here up to 9lbs including a nice 8lb-9oz stringer with a Cutthroat mixed in. When visiting the Resort don't miss the duck pond out back with Battleship size Rainbows cruising about.
GULL LAKE: Gull Lake Marina, (760)648-7539. Gull is typically my go to lake to fish always get'n something outta there. Talked to Joe at the Marina Monday and looks like folks are bringing in Rainbows brought in by the state and county and an occasional resident Cutthroat or Brown. The fish log reveals trophy Rainbows have been caught up to 10lbs mostly with Salmon Peach Powerbait.
JUNE LAKE: June Lake Marina, (760)648-7726. As mentioned they are pretty much continuously putting fish in either from their pens or Desert Springs. Cody and Shelby pointed out that they offer an additional spin gear and tackle rental package if needed with a boat rental. As far as fishing much like over at Big Rock as far as trolling goes and they are seeing stringers with some state stockers and Desert Spring Rainbows. Best fish of note is a Cutthroat in the 7lb range brought in by Greg yesterday towing that lead core. Seems the Cutts are getting more plentiful and bigger each year in June Lake.
GRANT LAKE: Grant Lake Marina and Campground, no phone. Marina and boat ramp are open only to long term guests at the campground. There are some workable launch sites at a few of the beaches. Fishing has slowed at Grant I'd say due to Summertime conditions and lot's of water toy activity especially in the upper Grant section mostly on weekends. Some success has been reported trolling early, early or dropping a nightcrawler in the submerged Rush Creek channel near the inlet. Things should gradually change what with recent stockings, cooler temps coming, and less activity on the lake.
RUSH CREEK: Been slow at the creek without those state stockers coming in. Still worth giving it a go for the resident fish and any of those Oregonians migrating down from Silver Lake. Whatever method is being used, keep moving to find them.
TROUT PLANTS: CDFW: None at this time. Mono Co.: Oregon Rainbows to Gull and Silver Lake 8/13. Marinas and resorts are continuing their own Oregon Rainbow stocking.