This year Sunday June 16 is Father’s Day. And if you’re still looking for the just the right gift, I think every dad or granddad would appreciate some time away from their nine to five. A weekend fishing expedition might be the perfect solution. Mammoth Lakes has a variety of fishing options and is as convenient as it gets for Southern Californians. Whether you’re a first time angler, seasoned pro, deep-water expert or river fisherman, Mammoth has some of the best Daddy and child bonding spots in Southern California.
Mammoth Lakes offers world-class fly-fishing, and is easily accessible via direct flights into the Mammoth Lakes airport. The area offers fly fish lakes, high alpine ponds and streams all in close proximity. Fish Rock Creek Lake known for monster Browns, 65 surface acres of clear cold snowmelt in the Inyo national forest, Mammoth Lakes Basin is four lakes (George, Mary, Twin Lakes and lake Mamie) just outside of town, full of beautiful rainbows and the unique local Alpers trout or Lake Crowley, the most popular destination for local anglers with some of the finest lake fly fishing in the world, unique conditions caused by the alkaline soil are ideal for midge and help produce some big, hard fighting fish. If you’re up for some back country fishing, bodies of water at upper elevations like Alger lake offer the chance catch a Golden trout, they’re not huge, but full of spunk and well worth the trouble. Stay at the Tamarack Lodge, on shores of the Twin lakes. There’s also plenty to do in Mammoth outside of fishing, particularly for kids. The Mammoth Mountain adventure center features climbing walls, bungee trampolines, zip lines and more.
Guest Writer – Kerri Zane
Kerri is an Emmy award winning television executive producer, healthy living expert, single mom advisor, speaker, and author of “It Takes All 5: A Single Mom’s Guide to Finding the REAL One.” published by Morgan James, (November 2012). She is the family travel expert for Peter Greenberg Online, a regular contributor to What’s Up For Kids as well as various mommy blogs.