From the peaceful serenity of nature, to the calming effect of the water, (and don’t forget the delicious fish!), the outdoor sport and age-old tradition of fishing at Mammoth Lakes really is one of the most universally enjoyed activities.
So no matter how much experience you and your family have with the outdoor activity of fishing, if you are planning on going on a Mammoth Lakes camping trip and haven’t scheduled plenty of time for fishing, you need to rethink your plans, because the Mammoth Lakes region is one of California’s best destinations for some of the best fishing! Whether fishing from a boat or a dock, in a lake, stream, or river, or fishing with bait, lures, or fancy fishing gear, anyone can learn to fish and love it! Just imagine the calm and relaxing experience you will have at any number of the various amazing fishing locations in and around some of the most popular Mammoth Lakes camping spots.
The various fishing spots in Mono County for example open for fishing season on the final Saturday in April, and lasts until the 15th of November. There are even a handful of catch- and-release fisheries open year-round, such as at the Upper Owens River above the Benton Bridge to Big Springs, the East Walker River, as well as Hot Springs. But no matter what time of year you decide to plan your Mammoth Lakes camping trip and fishing adventures, remember that all members of your family who are over the age of 16 will need a fishing license, which you can purchase for around 20 dollars at several locations throughout Mammoth Lakes.
For some of the best fishing in the area, be sure to check out the Mammoth Lakes Basin for some excellent angling opportunities, including Rainbow, Brook, and Brown Trout. For a fishing spot with all the necessary outdoor amenities and rental necessities, head on over to Convict Lake, located less than 10 miles south of Mammoth Lakes, this destination is perfect for any Mammoth Lakes camping and fishing trip!