Mammoth Lakes California Fishing Guides & Fly Shops

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Whether you’ve come looking for pristine mountain lakes, abundant rivers, alpine streams, or backcountry fishing, Mammoth Lakes has you covered. Find local fly fishing shops and knowledgeable fishing guides in Mammoth Lakes, California to make the most of your fishing adventure.

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Angler’s come to Mammoth Lakes for its access to abundant lakes, streams, rivers, and backcountry fishing opportunities.


When fishing around Mammoth Lakes, trout is the name of the game. Common species include rainbow, brown, brook, eastern brook, golden, alpers, and cutthroat trout.


Fishing in Mono County begins the last Saturday in April and ends on November 15th. For those looking for year round fishing, the catch and release fisheries of Upper Owens River, Easter Walker River, and Hot Creek are open year round.


All anglers 16 years of age and older must carry a valid fishing license. One-day, two-day, and annual passes are available for purchase online from the Department of Fish and Game, by calling 760.934.2664, or from several shops around Mammoth Lakes.

License Costs

  • One-day resident/nonresident sport fishing license $13.40
  • Two-day resident/nonresident sport fishing license $20.75
  • Annual resident sport fishing license $41.50


Experience. Know-how. Passion. Three characteristics shared by all the guides on our site. They know the best spots, the right times, and the preferred techniques. Hire one of them to eliminate the guess work and fast track your path to landing the big one.


  • Owens River
    This is classic Sierra Nevada river fishing. Dream of landing a legendary Brown Trout? Owens River is your place.
  • Hot Creek
    This catch and release fishery is open year round. Come to hone your skills and enjoy the proximity to thermal hot springs.
  • June Lake
    This large mountain lake (one mile long and a half mile wide) boasts populations of cutthroat, rainbow, brown, and brook trout.