Mammoth Lakes - (Mono County)

by Stuart Brown
(760) 934-2712

Mammoth Lakes, CA Fishing enthusiasts and their families from around California cast their line and reeled in cash, prizes and big grins this Labor Day Weekend at the 4th Annual Troutstock Eastern Sierra.

The unprecedented Festival of All-Things Trout included the Tagged Trout Competition, the introduction of Troutstock University, the expansion of Kidstock, and the donation of $4,690 to fisheries enhancement and educational programs in the Eastern Sierra. In all, 45 tagged trout were caught in the 10 participating lakes (Mammoth Lakes, Convict Lake and June Lake Loop) by the 469 registered anglers during the three day competition including the presentation of $26,064 in cash and prizes.

The big winners in the men's category, walking away with $1,000 each, were Jason Owens of Apple Valley, who caught his tagged trout at Upper Twin Lake, Bryan Sperkoski of Westlake Village, who reeled in his lucky tagged trout at Silver Lake, and MLFD Captain Robert Williams who landed his 15" trout at Convict Lake. Phyllis Ishisaka from Monterey Park won $1,000 from for her Gull Lake catch, and 10-year-old Andrew Palmer of Huntington Beach won the $1,000 under-15 kids prize by landing a 15" Alpers at Upper Twin Lake.

Cynthia Woolston from Oceanside, CA won the pre-registered anglers random drawing and bagged $2,000 just for registering online before August 22, 2008. Previous Troutstock participant Deb Main from Dayton, NV won the $2,000 Mammoth Lakes luxury fishing vacation.

Kidstock featured prominently at Troutstock and winning the Casting Competition and a Malibu Kayak was 10 ten year old Clayton Vaughan. Second place was Amelia McBride from Mammoth Lakes winning an Outcast Float Tube, and winning a Guide Trip with Big Dave was Sterling Watring.

The Mammoth Lakes Tourism and Recreation Department would like to thank the following partners and sponsors for their continued support of Troutstock Eastern Sierra.

Event Partners: Town of Mammoth Lakes, June Lake, Convict Lake Resort, The Village at Mammoth, California Department of Fish & Game, Citizen Joe and Berkley.

Golden Trout Sponsors: Snowcreek Resort, Western Fishing & Boating Radio, Eagle Claw and

Brown Trout Sponsors: Whiskey Creek, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Kittredge Sports and The Troutfitter.

Rainbow Trout Sponsors: Alta One Federal Credit Union, Outcast Boats, Side Door Caf?, Mammoth Crossing Development, Malibu Kayaks, Mammoth Kayaks, Costa Del Mar, Alpers Trout, Ricks Sports Center, McDonalds, Bill MacBride and Tamarack Lodge and Resort.

Organizational Partners: Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, United Anglers of Southern California, Federation of Flyfishers Southwest Council, Hot Creek Hatchery Foundation, Mammoth High School Soccer Team and Mammoth Middle and High School Fly Fishing Associations.

Tagged Business Partners: 1849 Condos, Alta One Federal Credit Union, Belladonna, Ben & Jerry's, Convict Lake Resort, Double Eagle Resort & Spa, Fern Creek Lodge, Gomez's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, Gull Lake Marina, June Lake Marina, June Lake Motel, Kittredge Sports, Mammoth Ski Museum, Nik-N-Willie's Pizza, Pokonobe Lodge, Rick's Sport Center, Salsa's, Sierra Fly Guide, Silver Lake Resort and Snowcreek Athletic Club.

Lodging Package Partners: Central Reservations of Mammoth, The Mammoth Creek Inn, Mammoth Premiere Reservations and Snowcreek Resort.

Special Program Sponsors

Awards Ceremony: Convict Lake Resort, The Village at Mammoth, Western Fishing & Boating Radio and Citizen Joe.

Saturday Cash Prizes: Fern Creek Lodge, Gull Lake Marina, June Lake Marina, June Lake Motel, Silver Lake Resort and Convict Lake Resort.

Volunteer Program: Alta One Federal Credit Union, Cuppy's Coffee, Summit Promotions, Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra and Vons.

Kidstock: Bill MacBride, Western Fishing & Boating Radio, United Anglers of Southern California, Opposing Motion Event Management, Malibu Kayaks, Outcast Boats, Sierra Wave Television & Radio, Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle, Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce, The Village at Mammoth, Alpers Trout and McDonalds.

Casting Demonstrations: Federation of Fly Fishers South West Council.

Kayak Demonstrations: Mammoth Kayaks, Malibu Kayaks.

Float Tube Demonstrations: The Troutfitter, Outcast Boats.

Rubber Fish Races: Mammoth High School Soccer Team.

Movies Under the Stars: Ben & Jerry's, The Village at Mammoth.

Troutstock University: Side Door Caf?, Alpers Trout, Executive Chef Bryan Doi - Alpenrose Restaurant and Executive Chef Matt Eoff - The Restaurant at Convict Lake, Federation of Fly Fishers South West Council, Hot Creek Hatchery Foundation and the MHS & MMS Fly Fishing Association.

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