June Lake Area
REPORT AS OF 7/3/20
Don't forget your water bottles and sunscreen as you hit the lakes, rivers and creeks. The water's reflection seems to like to help the sun in its constant attempts to turn us all bright red and leave us sadly remembering the trip. If you are fishing from a boat, don't forget the life jackets for the kids!
The following report courtesy
Eastern Sierra Fish Reports:
June Lake Loop - June, Silver, Gull & Grant Lakes, Rush Creek
JUNE LAKE: Catching slowed up a bit last week or two what with the warmer weather but expects to improve with the cool down and stocking this week. As usual about this time of year his mantra is "Fish Harder". Meaning give it a little extra effort and be creative with different methods as aforementioned in this report.
SILVER LAKE: The lake level has gone down, the boat ramp is open and the fishing has been fair. Most angler have been shore fishing by the spillway and day use area.
GULL LAKE: The fishing has tapered off a bit but should pick up this week. Me, myself, and I spent a wonderful Father's Day on the water in a rental boat. We had some interesting conversations while catching and releasing 11 and keeping 5 for Juan at the Marina. All but 3 were caught with Garlic Pinch Crawlers, a.k.a. Gulp Worms. While experimenting with other baits the GPCs kept getting bit. For me every season they become the go to bait.
GRANT LAKE: The marina and boat ramp are still open only to those long term guests in the campground and likely will remain so for the season. There have been quite a few folks disburse camping and launching boats along the shoreline. Like Rush Creek have not got much feedback from those fishing Grant. Only reliable source is Dan of Dan's Guide Service, (661)478-0036, who's been doing well for nice sized Browns and occasional Oregon Rainbows, Kamloops, and Cutthroats. He's out most evenings dragging Rapalas on spin gear or a fly rod with streamers using sink line. Most of the guys staying in the campground are out early early trolling lead core at various depths. Go to lures have been Taz Devils, Speedy Shiners, and Trolling Tube Flies. Some shore fishing is working with Powerbaits, nightcrawlers and casting Thomas Buoyants/Cyclones and Rapalas.
RUSH CREEK: Not getting much feedback from those fishing Rush and may be hardest hit by the stocking delay. My approach would be to "shoot and scoot" casting lures or fly fishing to cover as much water as possible to get to the resident Browns and Rainbows and an occasional Oregonian that has wandered down from Silver Lake. Lures of choice would be gold and red/gold Thomas's, black/yellow dot and yellow/red dot Panther Martins, Kastmasters, and smaller Rapalas. Flies I'm going with wooly buggers, soft hackle wets, and dries such as caddis, mosquitos, BWOs, gnats, etc. Hopper season is approaching so try a grasshopper pattern or terrestrial.