Lake George, Mammoth Lakes, CA

Mammoth Lakes Fishing


The Mammoth Lakes is stocked with rainbow trout and Alpers trout. They are also home to brown trout.

Lake George A third of a mile in diameter, Lake George is easily fished from shore. Good spots include around the marina, down by the inlets from TJ Lake and Crystal Lake, and along the western shore.

Lake Mary The largest of the lakes, Lake Mary can be fished successfully from shore, but bushes make some parts difficult to access. Float tubes are popular here. Especially good spots are along the east shore near the inlet from Lake George and all along the northern end.

Fishing Map of Mammoth Lakes

Twin Lakes Actually three lakes, Twin Lakes are often fished from boats or float tubes. Anglers report good success at the upper lake near the waterfall and along the western shores of the lower two lakes.

Lake Mamie Some good-sized fish have come from Lake Mamie. Rocks and logs along the eastern shore provide good cover for fish. Another favorite spot with locals is the deep hole by the parking lot.

Horseshoe Lake Skip Horseshoe Lake. It is not stocked and fishing is poor.


Best Baits and Lures


Trout: Super Dupers, Thomas Bouyants, Mepps, Berkley PowerBait, Panther Martins, Nightcrawlers, Olive or Black Wooly Buggers, California Mosquito




Mammoth Fishing Guides


Reel Mammoth Adventures

(760) 924-0438
Dave Neal guides fly fishing trips in the Eastern Sierra. He can teach you to use float tubes in the local lakes. All equipment is provided at no extra charge.

Sierra Drifters Guide Service

(760) 935 4250
Sierra Drifters Guide Service
Although they don't usually fish Mammoth Lakes, Sierra Drifters guides lead year-round fly fishing adventures all over the area, including the Owens River, Hot Creek, Crowley Lake, Bridgeport Reservoir, and the East Walker River.

Performance Anglers

26 Old Mammoth Rd., #L2,
Mammoth Lakes, CA
(760) 935-4845 or (818) 288-0583
Performance Anglers has a crew of guides who know the local waters and will be sure to show you the best places to fish.

The Trout Fly and Troutfitter

ShellMart Center, Highway 203 and Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA
(760) 934-2517
The Trout Fly and Troutfitter
Trout Fly Guide Service supplies everything for your fly fishing trip. They fish all the waters from Bishop to Bridgeport.

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Bait and Tackle Shops


Kittredge Sports
3218 Main St., Mammoth Lakes, CA
(760) 934-7566
Website: Kittredge Sports

Rick's Sport Center
3241 Main St., Mammoth Lakes, Ca
(760) 934-3416    

Performance Anglers
26 Old Mammoth Rd., #L2,
Mammoth Lakes, CA
(760) 935-4845 or (818) 288-0583

The Trout Fly and Troutfitter
ShellMart Center, Highway 203 and Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA
(760) 934-2517
Website: The Trout Fly and Troutfitter

Mammoth Sporting Goods
Sierra Center Mall, Old Mammoth Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA
(760) 934-3239

Ernie's Tackle & Ski Shop
2604 Hwy. 158, June Lake, CA
(760) 648-7756
Website: Ernie's Tackle & Ski Shop

Mack's Sporting Goods
425 N. Main St., Bishop, CA
(760) 872-9201

Fishing Outlying Lakes


For more fishing destinations, consider short day hikes to nearby lakes such as TJ Lake, Crystal Lake, Emerald Lake, or Sherwin Lakes. For trip descriptions, see Dave's Sierra Fishing

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