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Any bass in Mammoth lakes?


skekoam

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We are thinking of heading up to Mammoth in a few weeks and was wondering if there are any bass lakes out there.  Everything I've looked up in the area only has trout. :(  TIA.

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There are a few bass lakes and ponds and Owens River in and around Big Pine and Bishop before heading up the Sherwin grade to Mammoth. 

Good trout fishing availble to take advantage of.

Tom

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On 6/24/2020 at 1:35 PM, ryanerb said:

I have been to Mammoth many times and love it. 

I know this is a bass site, but I also love fishing trout. 

Any reason you are completely opposed to fishing the trout?

No real reason, but I've just never got acclimated to fishing trout and don't really have the baits.  The few times I went for trout, we used a carolina rig with powerbait and the fish kept on getting gut hooked and it was a huge pain getting the fish released safely.  If we end up making the trip, I will likely buy some lures to avoid this.  I'm strictly C&R as I don't eat trout.

 

In the end, I'll be happy just fishing so let me know of any lakes that might be better than others to try.

 

Thanks!!

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2 hours ago, skekoam said:

No real reason, but I've just never got acclimated to fishing trout and don't really have the baits.  The few times I went for trout, we used a carolina rig with powerbait and the fish kept on getting gut hooked and it was a huge pain getting the fish released safely.  If we end up making the trip, I will likely buy some lures to avoid this.  I'm strictly C&R as I don't eat trout.

 

In the end, I'll be happy just fishing so let me know of any lakes that might be better than others to try.

 

Thanks!!

As with bass fishing, trout fishing can go super deep. Fly fishing, etc.

 

You can try fishing some plastics for trout if you have an ultralight. Like a minijig, or even the power worms. I've done well with those. Some guys do a fly and bubble. Some guys throw cd5 rapalas. Some guys through the roostertail/panther martin, etc. There are lakes all over the place, but I typically fish George and Convict. 

 

Fly fishing, C&R can be amazingly good on Crowley, but there is a little bit of a learning curve, unless you want to hire a guide, etc. 

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Using 6 lb test spinning use 1/8 Panther Martin spinner and Thomas Bouyant spoons.

Tom

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