California’s Great Beyond

Fishing & Stocking Reports

Stocking Reports:

The Mono County trout stocking program starts about two weeks before opener (last Saturday in April) and continues all summer throughout 17 bodies of water in Mono County. 

California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Fish Planting Schedule
Sotcher, Starkweather and San Joaquin River, Middle Fork are listed under Madera County. For recorded information, call (855) 887-1275. 

The Town of Mammoth Lakes also typically stocks the Mammoth Lakes Basin lakes and Mammoth Creek every season. More stocking is provided throughout the season to specific waters by the Bridgeport Fish Enhancement Foundation, the Twin Lakes Trout Foundation, as well as stocking done by several private marina operators and resorts throughout Mono County.

Sustainable Fishing: Even with stocking, we encourage you to think "catch and release." A healthy Mono County fisheries system needs healthy fish. Keep only what you need release the rest to reproduce, grow, and become a Trophy Trout. 

Local Guide's Fishing Reports:

Marinas and Lakes Fishing Reports:

Analytical Reports:


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