Trout Season for Sierra District: Last Saturday in April through Nov. 15th.
5 trout per day, 10 trout in possession.
- Plus Special Brook Trout Bonus -
In the Sierra District south of Interstate 80, up to 10 brook trout per day less than 10 inches total length may be taken and possessed in addition to the other daily bag and possession limits specified for the Sierra District. This allowance does not include Red Lake in Alpine County or Kirman, Lane or Roosevelt Lakes in Mono County.
Special regulations exist for Stanislaus Middle Fork
Brook Trout Angling Information:
Brook trout can be caught in many stream and lake environments across a large portion of California, particularly in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
In smaller high-elevation streams, brook trout tend to be smaller (< 14”) but offer fast-action fishing (>2 fish/hr).
Trophy brook trout (>18”) can be caught in some lakes.
Small lures, a wide variety of flies, and bait are all effective, as brook trout are opportunistic feeders.
Due to the wide variety of habitats in which brook trout are found, specific recommendations on fishing techniques and terminal tackle are difficult to provide. Check with local fishing shops in the area you intend to fish to get tips on localized conditions and suggested tackle.
Fish and Bait Reports
Spicer Meadow Reservoir - Rainbow and Brown Trout
Stanislaus River North Fork - Rainbow and Brown Trout
White Pines Lake, Arnold - Rainbow Trout
Favorite Fishing Holes
Proven Trout Bait
Panther Martin brass body spinner.
Metallic red body gold.
Caught this massive trout (slightly longer than the lure).
Our neighbor Renee brought in a nice Rainbow during night fishing.