Spring Rates and Clinics forMammoth Lakes, Trout Fly Fishing Guide Services Pat Jaeger, Bishop and Mammoth Lakes, California

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Spring Rates and Clinics

“Tell a man where to fish and he is happy for a day.
Teach a man how to fish and he is happy for a lifetime.”

Entering the World of Fly Fishing
Beginner clinic for all ages

In this clinic, we will cover the anatomy of the fly rod and terminal tackle, essential knots, fly selection, basic fly casting, fish-finding skills, and on-the-water fishing tactics. The first portion of the clinic will be held at the local park, and then it’s on to one the area’s beautiful waters to apply our techniques.

5 Hour Clinic Includes: Flies, Complete Wading Gear, Rod/Reel, Terminal Tackle and Beverages. (I bring along a digital camera to capture those special moments!)


Full-Day and Half-Day Trips
Custom Trips for Novice to Advanced Anglers

These trips will be designed to meet your visions and goals. I specialize in the many different waters of the Eastern Sierra from Bishop to Bridgeport including the Upper and Lower Owens River, the Owens River Gorge, Hot Creek, Crowley Lake, the San Joaquin River, the upper lake basins of Mammoth Lakes and Bishop, McGee Creek, and the East Walker River.

8 Hour Full-Day Trip Includes: Flies, Complete Wading Gear, Rod/Reel, Terminal Tackle Lunch and Beverages.
5 Hour Half-Day Trip Includes: Flies, Complete Wading Gear, Rod/Reel, Terminal Tackle and Beverages.

ADD EXTRA ANGLERS - $ 125.00 per person

ADD EXTRA ANGLERS - $ 75.00 per person


Still-Water Fishing Crowley Lake
The art of catching big fish with small flies
Beginner to Advanced Anglers

Crowley Lake holds some of the most nutrient-rich water of the region making it the home for some of the fastest-growing and strongest trout in the area. A staple of the Crowley Lake trout’s diet is the chironomid, an aquatic insect called a “midge” that populates the lake by the millions. Utilizing different “midging” techniques, we will fish the lake from my bass-style boat. Still-water float-tube clinics are also available.

5 Hour Lake Trip Includes: Flies, Rod/Reel, Terminal Tackle and Beverages.

FLOAT TUBE TRIP - $350.00      ADD EXTRA ANGLERS - $ 75.00


Lower Owens Drift Trips

A unique way to get away from weekend crowds and explore new, trout infested water is to go by boat. Since most of the Lower Owens River below the Wild Trout Area is not accessible by foot, drifting is the best way to get around.  My 15-foot Hyde drift boat will accommodate two anglers in style. I chose this boat for its state-of-the-art profile, excellent draft in shallow water, and hull construction that keeps it warm in winter, cool in summer and quiet always. It is the finest drift boat in the Owens Valley.

During our drift trips, I teach and refine techniques such as nymph fishing with and without indicators, using streamers with sinking lines, and long- and short-line trout hunting with dry flies.

Drift-boat fishing can accommodate anglers of all kinds. It’s perfect for the beginner or advanced, the wader or non-wader, and the young to young at heart.

8 Hour Drift Trip Includes: Flies, Complete Wading Gear, Rod/Reel, Terminal Tackle, Lunch and Beverages.

FULL DAY- 1 or 2 Anglers: $450.00
HALF DAY- 1 or 2 Anglers $350.00

Booking/Cancellation Policy

Please secure your reservation with a Visa/MC. A full deposit by personal check or money order is required within 30 days of your scheduled trip date. All rates quoted are cash or check prices.

In the event of your cancellation:

1. Your deposit is fully refundable prior to 14 days of your scheduled trip date.

2. For cancellations within 14 days of the trip, the full amount is non-refundable.

Please be prepared with current California Fishing license, for those sixteen and older. And please remember fishing is an outdoor activity and you must come prepared for the elements. We do not issue rain checks/cancellations for inclement weather conditions.

Pat Jaeger (760) 872-7770


Spring rates and clinics for eastern sierra Summer rates and clinics for Eastern Sierra Fly-Fishing Fall Rates and Clinics for Eastern Sierra Fly-Fishing Winter rates and clinics for eastern sierra fy-fishing
Spring fishing at Lower Owens, Hot Creek, East Walker and Crowley Lake.
Summer fishing at San Joaqin, Hot Creek, East Walker, Crowley Lake and Owens River.

Fall fishing at Lower Owens, Upper Owens and Crowley Lake.


Winter fishing and drift trips on the Lower Owens and the Gorge