Casting Around the Eastern Sierra takes 2nd Place

The Outdoor Writers Association of California selected Casting Around the Eastern Sierra for 2nd Place Best Guidebook of 2018. The book and other award winners were honored at a recent banquet in Mount Shasta, California.

To celebrate, I went fishing for the world famous McCloud River rainbows in their native waters. The Mount Shasta area is beautiful, mellow and over-looked for its quality fishing scene. Chuck and his team at Orvis endorsed Wild Waters Fly Fishing are top notch, too.

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Casting Around the Eastern Sierra is out!!!!

Casting Around the Eastern Sierra: A year-round fishing guide to Mammoth Lakes, June Lake and Mono County, California, is finally out! Positive reviews are rolling in.

From John Kruse at America Outdoors Radio, “A book you’re going to love if you’re an angler, especially if you’re an angler in the Western United States … I love this book … Each entry, each lake or river, there’s a good photo, there’s easy to read information there’s a map as well. This is a great guidebook.”

From Bob Todd at Sierra Wave TV and Radio: “Great looking book … Great writer. I guarantee you will enjoy this book!”

From Ted Carleton at The Sheet: “It features a whole lot of interviews old-timers, great tips on where to fish, easy-to-follow maps for the geographically challenged, and that inimitable, folksy McKenna style, which has won him writing awards up and down the West Coast.

From California Fly Fisher, reviewed by Tom Marten: “Mike McKenna’s skill in writing is matched only by his sense of humor … The book contains two-page profiles of 15 streams , rivers and lakes in spring, 21 in the summer, 14 in the fall and 6 in the winter … Each profile shows McKenna’s skills as researcher , his connection to the local guiding community, and his refusal to take things too seriously.”

Casting Around the Eastern Sierra is now available at Spellbinder Books in Bishop, California, at Booky Joint and Kittredge Sports in Mammoth Lakes,California, iconoclast Books in Hailey, Idaho, and Lost River Outfitters in Ketchum, Idaho.

Signed copies can also be ordered safely through the Shop page on this website.