Which Mammoth Lake Is Best for Fishing?

Mammoth Lakes are a great place to go if you are looking for a fun and relaxing fishing experience. There are several different lakes to choose from, each offering their own unique fishing experience. Whether you prefer fly fishing, spin casting or trolling, there is a lake for you to enjoy. Here is a look at some of the best Mammoth Lakes for fishing.

Lake Mary

Lake Mary is the largest body of water in the Mammoth Lakes area and provides some of the best trout fishing in California. It is stocked seasonally with rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout and offers excellent shoreline access as well as boat rentals to get out on the lake.

The lake has an average depth of 40 feet, making it an ideal spot for trolling crankbaits or spinnerbaits.

Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes consists of two small bodies of water located in close proximity to each other. These lakes offer excellent shoreline access and have a variety of fish species including rainbow trout, largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill. The shallow depths make it easy to cast from shore or from a boat and the scenery around Twin Lakes is simply stunning.

Lake George

Lake George is a smaller lake located near Twin Lakes but offers great fishing opportunities nonetheless. This lake is home to rainbow trout and kokanee salmon which draw anglers from all over California due to their large size and abundance. Lake George has plenty of shoreline access points making it easy for anglers to cast their lines without having to rent a boat.


Mammoth Lakes offer something for everyone when it comes to fishing experiences. For those looking for larger fish species like rainbow trout or kokanee salmon then Lake Mary or Lake George would be the best choices while Twin Lakes provides excellent opportunities for catching smaller fish species like largemouth bass or crappie. Whichever lake you choose, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience!

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Daniel Bennet