Winter Rates and Clinics for Mammoth Lakes, Trout Fly Fishing Guide Services Pat Jaeger, Bishop and Mammoth Lakes, California

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Winter 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!)

ONE OR TWO ANGLERS $ 290.00     ADD EXTRA ANGLERS $50.00 PER PERSON


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
ADD EXTRA ANGLERS - $125.OO


 

Lower Owens Walk-in Trips


The Lower Owens is a tail-water below Pleasant Valley Reservoir. Located approximately 15 miles from from the town of Bishop, this fertile water holds more fish per mile than any other section of the Owens drainage. The Wild Trout Area is a four-mile section of river set aside for bait less anglers and has a zero keep limit. This prolific brown trout fishery is open year round and is easily accessible buy car and foot. The winter water flows are mild and are not difficult for any level of angler to wade. The aquatic insect hatches are good to excellent all winter. Skiing a few runs in the morning and fishing dry flies in the afternoon is a local’s perfect day. Come join us!

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.

FULL DAY ONE OR TWO ANGLERS - $ 450.00
ADD EXTRA ANGLER - $125.00 per person

HALF DAY ONE OR TWO ANGLERS - $ 350.00   
 ADD EXTRA ANGLER - $75.00 per person





 

Owens River Gorge Walk-in Trips

The Owens Gorge is the natural drainage located below Crowley Lake Dam. From the late 40’s to the early 50’s, the City of Los Angeles took this water and diverted it into pipes which supplied several hydo electric power plants
with the water ending up in the Pleasant Valley Reservoir. This water eventually went into the Los Angeles Aqueduct. In the late 80’s, the Owens Gorge was once again filled with water, and the court directed that it should never go dry again. It was restocked with German brown trout, which now average 8 tor 12 inches in length. The annual water flows are around 50 cubic feet per second. This small tail-water fishery is open to fish year round, but in winter months its conditions are perfect. It is only accessible by foot, and the 30-minute hikes in and out are not recommended for the weak of heart. This untamed fishery is comprised mostly of pocket water, but it has its share of pools and runs. The fish are spooky and a stealthy approach is mandatory. The techniques I teach and refine are short-line dry fly fishing, shallow and deep water nymphing, and of course Jaeger’s ninja-style school of approaches. This fishery can accommodate entry to intermediate level anglers and will challenge the advanced.


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.

FULL DAY ONE OR TWO ANGLERS - $450.00
ADD EXTRA ANGLER - $125.00 per person

HALF DAY ONE OR TWO ANGLERS - $350.00   
 ADD EXTRA ANGLER - $75.00 per person

 


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.

FULL DAY ONE OR TWO ANGLERS - $ 450.00
ADD EXTRA ANGLERS - $ 125.00 per person

HALF DAY ONE OR TWO ANGLERS - $ 350.00
ADD EXTRA ANGLERS - $ 75.00 per person

 


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