Is Fishing Allowed in Mammoth Creek?

Mammoth Creek is a small but still very inviting body of water in the Mammoth area. It originates in the Mammoth Lakes basin and extends to Hot Creek as it skirts the city of Mammoth Lakes, CA. It’s generally considered a multiuse area in certain spots, and it can be a perfect place to cast your line. Continue reading to learn more about fishing in Mammoth Creek and what you’ll need to know before you go. If you’d like more advice on where to cast your line or you need last-minute fishing supplies or licenses, stop by ASO Mammoth, your premier choice for fishing gear, high-quality equipment, and mountain bike, snowboard, and ski rental in Mammoth.

Mammoth Creek Is Convenient & Fully Stocked

If you have a full Mammoth Lakes vacation or weekend trip scheduled and you don’t have a lot of time for fishing, Mammoth Creek is a great place to go. It’s typically not as packed with anglers as other Mammoth Lakes fishing hot spots, so that’s a major perk. Also, the waters of this creek are stocked on a regular basis with rainbow trout, one of the most common catches in the Mammoth area.

Just Be Careful Where You Fish Here

The one caveat when fishing in Mammoth Creek is to be careful about where you opt to fish. Much of this creek flows through private property, and this is where you’re not able to fish. If you do prefer to fish in Mammoth Creek, you’ll need to do so just south of Mammoth Lakes. The easiest way to get to the publicly accessible part of Mammoth Creek is by Sherwin Meadows.

You’ll find this location just off U.S. 395. The specific location of the Sherwin Meadows access point to Mammoth Creek is:

2520 Main Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA

Other Things to Do at Mammoth Creek

There’s also a hiking and biking path near the creek you’re welcome to enjoy when not fishing here. The easiest way to get to this path is to find The Stove restaurant and go across the street. It’s right next to the bridge that goes across the creek. It’s a family-friendly path that can be used for biking, hiking, and casual walking.

Other Popular Fishing Spots in the Mammoth Area

In addition to Mammoth Creek, there are many other spots you’re welcome to fish at in the Mammoth area. Mammoth Lakes itself is home to five lakes, all of which are fully stocked—primarily with trout. Also, nearby Rush Creek is an excellent place for fly fishing. Additionally, there are numerous fishing events during fishing season in the Mammoth area. Lastly, be aware that the fishing season in Mono County—Mammoth’s home county—typically runs from the end of April through mid-November each year. 

Pick Up Your Fishing Gear Locally

If you have plans to fish at Mammoth Creek or any of the other fishing spots here, you don’t have to lug your fishing gear with you. You’ll have no problem finding everything you’ll need for fishing locally at sporting goods stores or fishing-specific shops.

Whether you’re looking for fishing gear, mountain biking equipment, top-notch ski repair, or high-quality Mammoth ski rentals, ASO Mammoth is your one-stop shop for everything you need to have a great time while you’re visiting Mammoth. Stop by on your way to the lakes, or give us a call at 760-965-3444.