Lone Pine trout season has shifted! Please be sure to brush up on the new regulations that went into place last year; download the official CDFW rules and regulations app for the Eastern Sierra.
Come and enjoy these out of the way streams and ponds where you can fish for not only trout but bass and catfish too!
Try these local fishing spots:
Independence Creek: Turn west on Market St. Good fishing from Independence Campground up above Seven Pines Village.
Symmes Creek: Turn west on Market Street in Independence, turn left on Foothill Rd., follow the road to Symmes Creek Campground. Good fishing at the campground.
Sheperd Creek: Turn east 10 miles north of Lone Pine. Fish the sand trap where the road meets the creek.
George Creek: About 8 miles north of Lone Pine, cross over the Los Angeles Aqueduct, turn left at the first dirt road. Fishing is good at the sand trap.
Whitney Portal Pond: Turn west at the stoplight in Lone Pine, drive 13 miles up the grade. Fishing is good at the pond and along the creek in the campground.
Lone Pine Creek: Turn west at the stoplight in Lone Pine, fish the creek starting at the mouth of the canyon.
Lone Pine Sand Trap: Turn west at the stoplight, turn left at the first dirt road after you cross over the Los Angeles Aqueduct.
Tuttle Creek: Turn west at the stoplight, drive 3 miles to Horseshoe Meadow Road turn left. Turn right at Tuttle Creek Campground sign. Fishing is good at the campground.
Diaz Lake: Located on the west side of highway 395, 3 miles south of Lone Pine. Diaz Lake is a popular roadside destination for camping and fishing just a few miles south of Lone Pine and is open year-round. There is a nice boat launch and camping is available year-round. The lake is well stocked with rainbows and it is not unusual for a heavyweight largemouth bass to make a showing.
Cottonwood Creek: Turn west at the Cottonwood Power House Turnoff about 10 miles south of Lone Pine. Keep to the left as you cross the Los Angeles Aqueduct. The best fishing is from the campgrounds at the power house intake to the end of the road.
Cottonwood Lakes Special Regulations. It is catch and release at Cottonwood Lakes 1, 2, 3, and 4. All other lakes in the Cottonwood Lakes Basin are restricted to artificial lures or flies with barbless hooks.
Try a pack trip or hike into the Golden Trout Wilderness Area where you will find beautiful Golden Trout. Be sure to check out catch-and-release fishing techniques.