Lake Thomas A. Edison, CA

Lake Edison Fishing


Anglers make the long drive to Lake Thomas A. Edison in search of trophy size German brown trout. A record brown weighing 23 pounds 4 ounces was caught in Edison in 1972. The lake also has good size rainbow and brook trout.

Some fishermen like to snowmobile into the lake to be there for early fishing when the ice first begins to break up. Others swear that the fall offers equally as good fishing.

Where to Fish on
Lake Thomas A. Edison

Among the best places to fish, whether from bank or boat, are around the inlets of Cold Creek on the north shore and Mono Creek at the east end. The ferry can carry you up to the Mono Creek inlet in the morning and pick you up again about 4:45 PM. Float tubes work well there, too; but be prepared for cold water.

Both north and south banks drop off quickly. Trollers like to work in a large loop around the lake and in the area around the dam. The little point of land just east of the campground is a great place to fish from the shore as well as in the Warm Creek inlet.

Fishing Map of Lake Thomas A. Edison


Best Baits and Lures


Trout: A lot of success has been reported for Acme's 1/8 ounce Kastmaster Brook Trout for Sierra lakes. Anglers at Edison have also had good success with Berkley Powerbait, Kastmaster, Rapalas Countdowns, Rebels, Needlefish, Tube Jig.

For deep water trolling consider using downriggers or weighted lines.

Vermilion Resort Fishing Services


Fly Fishing

Vermilion Valley Resort Fishing
Enjoy the great waters of Lake Edison for fly fishing.

Quad Fishing Trips

In the past Vermilion Valley Resort has offered Quad fishing adventures. Check their websites to see if they will be offered this year. Quad Fishing Trips at VVR


Fall Fishing

Discounted lodging in the fall from September 9 through October 13.
Check with the resort for other special offers that may come up.

High Sierra Fly Fishing Clinics

2-Day Clinics offered in the summer through Vermilion Valley Resort.
Special Women's Clinic
Open Flyfishing Clinics

Fishing Boat Rentals

12' and 14' fishing boats available for rent at the Vermilion Valley Resort.
$45 for half day (afternoons only), $65 for full day (7AM to dusk)


Bait and Tackle Shops


Vermilion Valley Resort
Lake Thomas A. Edison, CA
Website: Vermilion Valley Resort

Florence Lake Resort
Florence Lake, CA
Florence Lake Resort

Mono Hot Springs Resort
Mono Hot Springs, off Kaiser Pass Road, CA
Mono Hot Springs Resort

Rancheria Enterprises
Huntington Lake Rd., Lakeshore, CA
Located at the east end of the lake.
(559) 893-3224

Website: Rancheria Enterprises

Sierra Marina
45795 Tollhouse Rd., Shaver Lake, CA
(559) 841-3324

Website: Sierra Marina

Shaver Lake Sports
41698 Tollhouse Rd., Shaver Lake, CA
(559) 841-2740

Website: Shaver Lake Sports

Valley Rod & Gun
2704 Clovis Ave., Clovis, CA
(559) 292-3474


California Bait & Tackle
4516 E. Belmont Ave., Fresno, CA
(559) 454-1155

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