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Golden Trout Trip 2024

July 28 - August 3

A once in a lifetime experience and adventure!

We have an incredible back country experience planned for this coming summer '24. We will be offering an all-inclusive, week long guided trip out of Horseshoe Meadows, fly fishing for the purest strain of Golden Trout one can find. This is bucket list material, an opportunity unlike any other to fish for one of the rarest strains of trout on the planet.

In partnership with McGee Creek Pack Station and Golden Trout Guiding Co., join us for a trip of a lifetime deep into the Eastern Sierra back country. This week long trip requires a certain level of hiking ability. We will be on foot while our packing and trail team carries in our gear so we can focus on fly fishing between destinations.
Full trip details including pricing and itinerary below.

There is a minimum of 6 anglers for this trip, and a maximum of 9. The last day to sign up for the trip is 6/28/2024. To reserve a spot or get on the waiting list please contact us.


Phone: (760)920-1192


Golden Trout Trip 2024​

Details & Itinerary

This seven-day pack trip provides an incredible backcountry experience for both novice and experienced anglers to enjoy some of the best fly fishing the High Sierra has to offer. Guests travel into remote areas of the Golden Trout Wilderness in search of isolated species of Golden Trout alongside professional guides from Golden Trout Guiding Co. and Eastern Sierra Sportfishing. The waters of the Kern Plateau hold the purest strains of Golden Trout in the world, a fish so unique and colorful it has been named the official state fish of California.  Pack mules carry all the guests’ food, camping gear and personal items while experienced and knowledgeable packers set up a comfortable camp each night. Our camp chef prepares delicious backcountry meals for guests to enjoy around the campfire.  Please join us for this unique opportunity to experience the unspoiled beauty of the High Sierra while fishing for the iconic Golden Trout.  Layover days at Ramshaw Meadow, Little Whitney Meadow and Big Whitney Meadow provide guests with ample time on the water.  The layover at Little Whitney Meadows allows guests the opportunity to day hike to Volcano Meadow and fish the meandering waters of Volcano Creek.  According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife “the Volcanic Creek strain of California golden trout is considered to be the most genetically pure population within the native range.” This infrequently visited area of the Golden Trout Wilderness offers spectacular views and a high probability of wildlife sightings. 

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Please join us for a trip of a lifetime that should be included on any serious angler's bucket list!
Trip Itinerary
7/28  Horseshoe Meadows to Tunnel Meadow (11.2 miles)

7/29   Layover (Day hike to Ramshaw Meadow to fish South
             Fork Kern River)

7/30   Tunnel Meadow to Little Whitney Meadow (4.3 miles)

7/31   Layover (Fish Volcano Creek)

8/1   Little Whitney Meadow to Big Whitney Meadow (4.3 miles)

8/2   Layover (Fish Big Whitney Meadow)

8/3   Big Whitney Meadow to Horseshoe Meadow - Cottonwood Pass (8.1 miles)

Price Per Angler; $4200

Price breaks down to $600/per day.

A deposit of 20% is required to reserve the trip. Deposits are non-refundable unless we are unable to meet the 6 person minimum criteria to run the trip, in which case deposit will be refunded. Remaining trip balance due 30 days prior to our departure date. We strongly recommend purchasing trip insurance. All bookings will be made through McGee Creek Pack Station.

This all-inclusive package includes:

  • You’re base camp for each day, including your tent. Spacious and comfortable camp areas set up for you ahead of time by our experienced trail crew. This gives you time to rest, relax and enjoy the wilderness after a full day of fly fishing.

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All dietary restrictions will be met by our professional chef Lindsey, enjoy delicious and high quality meals throughout the entire week.

  • All of your fly fishing gear and professional guides, two of the top guides in the state of CA with ample back country knowledge and experience. One on one learning in the most pristine wilderness available. You can expect plenty of rising trout and amazing fly fishing!

  • First aid certified staff and crew, prepared for any and all situations while in the back country. Safety always comes first.

  • Full packing team lead by Tyler Knowles, Owner of McGee Creek Pack Station. All of your heavy gear and extra goodies can be packed in to make sure you have a safe and unforgettable experience. We want you to spend as much time as you’d like fly fishing and enjoying the back country.



In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, McGee Creek Pack Station, LLC and Eastern Sierra Sportfishing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

  1. Eastern Sierra Sportfishing is operating under permit from USDA Forest Service under McGee Creek Pack Station’s Special Use Permit on the Inyo National Forest

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