Saturday Fished Gull lake first from shore with powerbait, no luck, Hit the creek connectingGull and Silver lakes with fly gear, no luck (new to fly fishing though) seen some Brown trout and rainbows in the water of the creek, went up and down several 100 feet, no luck. tried the creek further down between Siver and Grant Lakes, seen fish but no luck catching anything worth keeping (caught a bunch of 5 inchers on down brookies).
One Guy at Grant Lake had a big trout, that lake level was way low. Didnt look like fun fishing it though, kinda deserty looking and mucky.
Tried some shore casting spinners and spoons at Silver Lake, no bites.
We hit the public boat access area at Gull Lake (directly across the lake from the boat rental docks) steep clifss and some shore reed areas, seen a trophy trout in the water but he wouldnt bite our powerbait. Casted some spinners and spoons after that, no bites. Had the kids rods loaded with live worms on all of these lakes, no nibbles. Tried bobber with 3 foot drop and bottom fishing, no luck. From what I could gather most everyone else was having a poor fishing weekend. Talked to alot of fishermen, tough going,maybye temp is wrong or technique?
Sunday was fly fishing several streams with not much success, mostly dry flies, got some bites but no catches.
Monday AM Casted some powerbait with slip sinker at June Lake swimming beach, no luck, casted some heavy spoons into the wind, got windy and rainy. Weather stared to clear so we rented a canoe for an hour on Gull Lake, seen a guy in another boat catch one fish. Wind pushed us around quite a bit, drift fished with worms and casted spinners, no hits. Seen a huge couple brown trout near the southern shoreline, just sitting on the bottom 5 feet down, they didnt bite either.Seen bald eagle in a tree
The fish here are smart and spooked by the heavy fishing pressure and clear waters, I would suggest somewhere less pressured Perhaps some of the rivers and creeks in owens river valley.
Monday noon took a one hour drive up to Tioga pass, overcast breezy and drizzle rain. Dry fly fished Lee Vining creek between Saddlebag lake and Ellery Lake, Caught some brook trout, pretty area.
Ate lunch at Tioga Lake, power bait and worms, no bites seen jumpers though (rainbows) On the easter end of the lake is a small dam, FISH THERE! steep drop offs and deep water , the fish were along the clifss, caught a bunch on spoons! Stared getting kinda cold and rainy (40 degrees with wind at 10,000 ft is nippy)
Monday PM on the way back to Vegas we hit Mammoth Lakes area, real high faluting ritchie ritch here. We heard Lake George had just gotten stocked, got up there late and it was COLD COLD and windy, seen a bald eagle catch a trout, few float tube dudes were out there too. 3 Guys leaving area said it was slim pickings. Didnt end up fishing, Ate at GOMEZs mexican restaurant, home made totilla chips, awsome food, reasonable prices.
Getting dark out, hit Convict Lake to check out the views and action, very quiet area, looks like a high altitude alpine lake big time, must be the cats meow in the AM light. Lots of fish rising and jumping at sunset, tried shore fly fishing with dry fly, no luck. was too dark by then?
Nice area, bring your float tube or small boat and good luck!