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Fly fishing on a mountain river

Fishing and Fly fishing

Reel in the fun

The rivers, lakes, and creeks found in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks delight anglers of all ages and abilities. Kings Canyon’s Lewis Creek, Bubbs Creek, and the Motor Nature Trail (Cedar Grove) are popular spots, as is Hume Lake, where the US Forest Service stocks trout. Fishing licenses are required for anglers age 16 and older.

The guides

Growing up in Central California gave Jimmie Morales many opportunities to fish in great waters at a young age. He and his select team cover these West Slope Sierra waters from Yosemite’s upper Tuolumne and Merced Rivers south to the San Joaquin, Kings, and Kaweah Rivers. Sierra Fly Fisher guides lower- and higher-elevation waters, allowing for year-round opportunities. Sierra Fly Fisher Guide Service prides itself on targeting primarily wild fish.

A fly fisher reeling in a catch

What’s in the water?

Rainbow trout are native to the Sierra Nevada. We also enjoy targeting wild brown trout, brook trout, and, in some instances, golden trout. Many of these waters have short growing seasons, so look for unusually colorful, wild fish but don’t expect trophies.

A fish leaping out of the water in Sequoia National Park

Unplug and reconnect

All angling adults over 16 must carry a fishing license, available online. Sierra Fly Fisher does not provide one. One-day licenses are available. Please visit to get your license.

Fly fishing on a mountain river

What? When? How?

Scheduling a fishing trip with Sierra Fly Fisher varies based on location, season, and fish activity. Full-day excursions typically start at 9 a.m. Half-day trips span four hours, while full days last eight hours to ensure ample time to reel in your catch.

Sierra Fly Fisher prioritizes minimizing drive time, with quality fishing spots accessible within 10 minutes to an hour from main lodges. Discuss your specific destinations and preferences during booking or upon meeting your guide for a tailored fishing experience.

We advise wearing neutral-colored, comfortable attire and bringing sunscreen, a light jacket, and extra socks. Wading shoes and refreshments will be provided for a comfortable day on the water.

Visit for more information on fly fishing in Sequoia National Park or to book your next fishing trip.

Fly fishing on a stream in Sequoia National Park



Sierra Fly Fisher targets various fish species, including rainbow trout, wild brown trout, brook trout, and sometimes golden trout. While these waters may not produce trophy catches due to short growing seasons, anglers can expect to reel in beautifully colored, wild fish.

Transportation is not provided within the national park, so guests will meet at a predetermined location or follow the guide. Transportation may be arranged outside the park for legal reasons.

No, Sierra Fly Fisher does not provide fishing licenses. Angling adults over 16 must carry a valid license, obtained online. Different license options, including one-day licenses, accommodate varying needs.

Wear neutral-colored, comfortable, quick-drying attire, including shorts, shirts, a light jacket, hat, sunscreen, and extra socks. Sierra Fly Fisher provides wading shoes (if sizes are given in advance). Bottled water is provided, and a meal is included on full-day trips. Guests can also bring their own snacks, and non-fishing participants can enjoy relaxing activities like reading and nature viewing during the trip.

Exterior view of Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park under a dramatic sunset sky


A variety of places to stay inside the park keep you close to the majestic giant sequoia trees, deep canyons and soaring cliffs that make Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks famous.

Two guests at Wuksachi Lodge on the outdoor dining deck


Indulge in High Sierra dining options inside Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, from lodge dining to café counter service.