Deadman Creek / June Lake Area

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Name of creek: Deadman Creek

Road condition:   Paved      

Region: Between Mammoth and June Lake Loop

Description: A small and shallow creek

Species: Stocked Rainbows and some wild Brookies

Closest town or supplies: June Lake Village

Contacts: June Lake Chamber of Commerce (760) 648-7584; Mono Lake Ranger District (760) 647-3044; June Lake Marina (760) 648-7539; Ernie’s Tackle (760) 648-7756.

Nearest campground: Deadman Creek Campground; Big Springs Campground

Fishing season: General       


Favorite lures or bait: Most Sierra creeks are too small to fish effectively with lures and spinners.  Your best bet is to poke and dab using salmon eggs or worms or Power Bait.  Small weighted jig patterns, especially grubs and very small tube worms work very well, and do not over look live terrestrials if they are allowed.  If you are partial to lures bring along small Panther-Martins in a variety of colors. (See Category: Fishing Tips – Best Lures and Bait)

Favorite fly patterns: Using a poke and dab presentation, small Woolly Buggers, Girdle Bugs, Yuk Bugs and terrestrial patterns always work well on creeks.  Dry fly patterns include Royal Wulffs, Parachute Adams, Humpies, Renegades, Stimulators, hoppers, ants, beetles and sometimes a Bead-head San Juan Worm. (See Category: Fishing Tips – Best Fly Patterns and Techniques.  Also read the article on fishing creeks if you are new to the sport of angling.)

Stocking information: 1600 in and around the campground

Nearby fishing: Glass Creek Campground; Deadman Creek Campground; Big Springs Campground

Additional information:

Directions: From Highway 395 drive past Mammoth Lakes Junction for ___ miles and turn left on Deadman Creek Road.  Continue three miles to the campground and creek.


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This page contains a single entry by David Archer published on January 20, 2008 8:56 PM.

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