June Lake Fishing Report

June Lake - June Lake, CA (Mono County)

by Doug Busey

Headed by Jeremy at Ernie’s Tackle and Ski Shop the contest is replacing the normal Opener event held last Sat. of April each year. No fee or registration is needed. Simply get out there and fish any Loop lake or creek. Prizes will be awarded for ten categories including kids. All catches must be weighed and tagged at Ernie’s by 5:00 pm Sun. 9/6. Winners will be announced at 7:30 pm that evening in front of Ernie’s. In preparation for the Trout Contest Desert Springs, Oregon Rainbows are being brought in this week to all The Loop lakes thanks again to Ernie’s Trout Stocking Fund (mainly due to donations by customers) and from the businesses and individuals in the June Lake Loop.
Silver Lake Resort will be adding to that with a load of their own.
Mono Co. put fish in Gull and Silver Lakes Aug. 13th.
June Lake Marina is adding to the plants through releases from their trout pens and/or Rainbows from Desert Springs.

Big Rock Resort, (760)648-7717. With one of the most beautiful settings in The Loop the Resort offers cabin and boat rentals and an adjacent launch ramp. Pedro there says catching has been slow except for those trolling with lead core or downriggers to 50’ early in the morning and later in the evening. Best lures are Thomas Bouyants, Tas Devils, Speedy Shiners, and Arctic Fox Trolling Flies. We both expect things to pick up during the weekend for bait fishing what with the trout plants this week.

June Lake Marina, (760)648-7726. As mentioned they are pretty much continuously putting fish in either from their pens or Desert Springs. Cody and Shelby pointed out that they offer an additional spin gear and tackle rental package if needed with a boat rental. As far as fishing much like over at Big Rock as far as trolling goes and they are seeing stringers with some state stockers and Desert Spring Rainbows. Best fish of note is a Cutthroat in the 7lb range brought in by Greg yesterday towing that lead core. Seems the Cutts are getting more plentiful and bigger each year in June Lake.

Good luck on your next fishing adventure. If you have a question. a report in our local fishing area or have a photo of your catch, send it to [email protected]. Hope to see you on the waters. Good fishin' and tight lines.