I went up to mammoth this past weekend for some boarding and scoped out the area beforehand to see what kind of water was around. I noticed all the lakes at the base of the mountain and figured I’d give some trout fishing a shot. Well the snow wasn’t all that great due to the high temps so it gave me an opportunity to get out on day 2 for some fishing. I stopped by the trout rigger and got some local advice and he let me know all the lakes around the mountain don’t open until late April...darn! He pointed me instead to pleasant valley reservoir which was about 30 miles away and said they were biting on worms and power bait and at the very least it was a good place to go and have a couple beers and chill with friends. Well I made the drive to the reservoir around 11 AM and brought some spinning rods, kastmasters, panther martins, some beer, and friends. We ended up catching one about every 30 minutes, all on different lures, and ended our afternoon around 3 PM with 4 trout and a heck of a good time.