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Fish Report for 2014
Happy New Year to all you fisher folks out there! Can't believe it is already February. Fishing season in Mono County is arriving soon! April 26th this year and that's about 85 days away. Get your gear ready and give a call for Reservations!!!
We have NOT received the amount of precipitation so far, that we had hoped for. "Sigh". As most everyone is aware, the state is in a serious situation with the drought. It is affecting all and fisheries are high on that list!!! The good news is that as of the 1st part of Feb. the winter season is still early and we have about 2 months worth of active weather. The Reservoir is still low, probably about a third or less, of what we usually expect at this time of year. With some good storms we have seen the Reservoir fill up in about a month...Good Storms being the key words here...
The fish are there. Saw them and metered them all last Fall. The Fish And Wildlife planted in Sept. and according to the biologist out of Bishop, we even got a load of Brown Trout!! Hopefully we will receive a lot of stockers before the opening also. As soon as the ice breaks I will be putting a boat in and start metering. Will keep you updated. For now lets just keep doing rain dances and keep in touch with us about the conditions. Even if we don't get much moisture, we can always launch boats down near the Dam, at the "Bathtub".
With all that said, there are still many excellent fishing opportunities for fishing in the Winter in Mono and Inyo Counties. The East Walker(low flows...be careful), Hot Creek(low flows also), and the Upper Owens, which currently is on fire!!! These waters are all catch and release, artificial lures or flies, barbless and zero limit. New to the list for fishing this year will be The West Walker, along side Hwy 395. This awesome freestone will open March 1st with the same regs as mentioned before. The Bishop area also has some great fishing in the Winter. The Middle Owens and Pleasant Valley Reservoir allow bait and a 5 fish limit, except the 5 mile section below the Pleasant Dam. Always check the local regulations.
That's about it for now and as always a BIG THANK YOU for visiting, be safe and have fun! Check out links for the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, http://www.dfg.ca.gov for stocking schedules and etc. stuff , weather sites, see our front page, and good info sites such as Sierradrifters.com