Frequently Asked Fishing Questions
What time of day can I fish in Mono County?
- Hours are: one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.
- Night fishing is prohibited in all Mono County waters except Topaz Lake, where fishing is prohibited from two hours after sunset to one hour before sunrise.
- Night fishing is allowed on Rock Creek Lake (Inyo County) 24/7.
Is there anywhere that I cannot fish?
Yes, there are a few waters that are permanently closed and prohibited to fishing in Mono County, no matter the time of year. These include:
- Crooked Creek (below LADWP Gauging Station) is closed all year.
- Rock Creek Diversion Channel is closed all year. Mill Creek and tributaries.
- Mill Creek and tributaries.
- Silver Creek and tributaries.
- Wolf Creek and Wolf Creek Lake.
- Kirman Lake tributaries.
- Junction Lake and tributaries.
- By-Day Creek.
- Convict Creek – UC study area.
- Crooked Creek below LA gauging station to Crowley Lake
- Rock Creek Diversion Channel
- Fish Slough (portions lie within the Owens Valley Native Fish Sanctuary and BLM Springs)
- Other closures may apply.
Current fishing conditions: What are the fish biting? What are current water levels?
- There are a handful of webcams at marinas and lake resorts. See all Mono County webcams here.
- Most local fishing guides post reports on their websites and social media pages.
Where can I buy a fishing license?
- Annett's Mono Village - Bridgeport
- ASO Mammoth Lakes
- Beaver's Sporting Goods - Lee Vining
- Convict Lake Resort
- Crowley Lake Fish Camp
- Ernie's Tackle & Ski - June Lake
- Gull Lake Marina
- June Lake Marina
- Ken's Sporting Goods - Bridgeport
- Kittredge Sports - Mammoth Lakes
- Pine Cliff Resort - June Lake
- Rick's Sport Center - Mammoth Lakes
- Silver Lake Resort
- Troutfitter-Trout Fly
- Twin Lakes Resort - Bridgeport
- Vons #2400 - Mammoth Lakes
- Walker Country Store
- Walker General Store
Need more info? For more information about fishing rules and regulations, please contact the California Department of Fish & Wildlife at 760-872-1171 or visit www.wildlife.ca.gov or one of the friendly guide services available in Mono County.