Fishing During the Early Spring Season

I’m sure you can always catch a fish or two during the early spring season in Yosemite. The rivers and lakes are so abundant you don’t even have to try hard. And while you’re waiting, or relaxing, for a fish to take your bait, you’ll enjoy the best scenery brought by Sierra Nevada. Here are top experiences that you should try the next time you visit Yosemite in spring:

Visit the local shop

I’ve bought my fishing rod in Yosemite Village Sport Shop in Yosemite Valley. They sell all the equipment and materials I need for any kind of fishing adventure. You can also get your license there.

Try Quiet Fishing

The first time I experienced quiet fishing, I was amazed. There are several great quiet spots for fishing, especially along the river of Merced. You can also find several good fishing spots in Yosemite Mariposa County.

Fish with a Local Guide

Though I’ve gone back to Yosemite again and again for 6 years, I’m still able to gain new and exciting experiences. Now, I can fish on my own. However, I still sometimes hire a local guide. He can help you with everything, especially when you’re just a beginner.

For beginners, the fundamentals of casting and how to read the water will be covered in the guide’s trainings. For the intermediate and expert fly fishers, tuning their skills is essential. It’s definitely something you have to experience.

Go on a Group Fishing Trip

There are  private and customized fly fishing trips in Yosemite. The trips are perfect for people of all ages and experience levels. However, if you want to get the best fishing experience, I suggest you travel in groups. It’s better if you’re with other professional fishing enthusiasts as you’ll be able to learn a lot of things from them.

By the way, transportation from hotels or lodges is available. Thus, you will never have a hard time visiting every river and lake in Yosemite.


Yosemite is a place for both beginner and advanced fishing enthusiasts. You can customize your trip according to your preference.

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