The Fish Sniffer - Lower Twin Lake Boots Out Browns to 12 Pounds
Lower Twin Lake Boots Out Browns to 12 Pounds

Written By: Danny Lloyd, May 27, 2014
Species: Trout
Location: Twin Lakes, Bridgeport Reservoir, June Lake, Owens River- Lower,

Most Eastern Sierra trout waters are kicking out fish. Most of the fish are pan-size keepers that range up to 4 pounds, but at some lakes monster size trophy trout are being caught.

(Bridgeport) “Since the season opened, Lower Twin Lake has produced many nice browns with the largest coming in at 12 pounds 2 ounces,” exclaimed Jim Reid at Ken’s Sporting Goods. “This season there have been fewer big browns reported, but expect to see some big ones caught over the next few weeks.”

“There’s also been some pretty nice rainbows caught in the 1 to 3 pound range. All of the larger fish have been caught trolling with large stick baits like Yo-Zuri and Rapala lures. For the rest, try PowerBait, crawlers and Power Eggs for bait and Thomas Bouyants and Kastmasters for lures.”

While Bridgeport Reservoir has been fishing pretty well for most of the week, the last couple days it has been exceptional.

Reid said, “Trolling has been good with Needlefish, Rapalas, and Thomas Buoyants. Bait anglers have been catching fish on Gulp Eggs, crawlers and Powerbait. Most of the fish are running 2 to 4 pounds and many very nice  holdovers are being caught daily. Shore fishing hasn’t been quite as good as boat fishing, but they’re still getting some very nice fish from the shore near the dam.”

(June Lake) “Fishing here on the June Lake Loop has been pretty good for the past week,” reported local fisherman James Stuart. “Just about every lake in the area is kicking out good fish. June Lake, Gull Lake and especially Silver Lake have been the most popular for fishermen. Top baits have been PowerBait, Gulp eggs, and crawlers.”

(Bishop) The Lower Owens River is flowing 223 cfs with slightly off color water. Trout fishing remains good with midge hatches early in the morning. “There is a decent hatch of BWOs, but midging continues to be more productive, reported



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