Trout arrive in Lakes Basin

fish stocking mary1,200 Pounds of Trout Stocked in the Mammoth Lakes Basin (press release)

Mammoth Lakes, Calif. (May 20, 2014) — There may have been snow on the ground, but that didn’t stop Desert Springs Trout Farm from stocking 1,200 pounds of trout in the Mammoth Lakes Basin this morning.

The trout were hearty 3-5 pounders and were stocked as part of the 2014 contract between the Town of Mammoth Lakes, Mammoth Lakes Tourism and Desert Springs.

Desert Springs is scheduled to stock approximately 14,000 pounds of trout in the Lakes Basin throughout the summer.

All those pounds of fish mean the lakes will continue to be well stocked into October ensuring great fishing opportunities all season long. Anglers visiting in the fall at the end of the season will have just as good of a shot to catch a huge fish as someone visiting earlier.




2 Responses to Trout arrive in Lakes Basin

  1. Bob May 21, 2014 at 8:17 am #

    14,000lbs isn’t a lot of fish at all.

  2. Wayne Deja May 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    Bob….Sure it is….that would be 7,000 two pound trout….or maybe 14,000 one pounders…and…don’t want to make it too easy to catch….not like those “free-fishing” days at the hatchery,where the kids catch 4 pounders within seconds of casting in the water….but,on second thought,that’s probably how the TOML would want it to be up for 5 minutes….catch your limit of five 4 pound trout….leave the lakes and campgrounds and come into town and spend your $$$$……


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