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Bishop Creek Canyon Fish & Trail Report 


Fish & Trail Report


Summary & Trail Report 
Another week of hot summer weather, even a few records were broken down in the valley. Thankfully temps maxed out around 80 degrees here at the resort elevation of 9260ft. Unfortunately the smoke, mostly from the “Rough Fire” on the west side comes in most afternoon making it necessary to get an early start for those planning to hike. Early in the week the smoke was much better farther north, but with a new fire near Walker Lake / Lee Vining, the smoke can be bad any given afternoon depending on the wind. We’re really hoping for a little rain to help ease the smoke, but time will tell.

A little fall color is starting to warn of the autumn display to come. We’re happy to see a few yellow trees here and there, gets the excitement building for September.

Still few flowers along the creek between Parchers and Willow Compground and along the trail to South Lake but things are fading fast.

With many of the schools and colleges statewide, now back in session, the summer crowds really fell off this week leaving the canyon eerily quiet.  

Bishop Creek So. Fork
With the lighter crowds, those anglers who hit the stream reported very good fishing on Rainbows to 13” on salmon eggs, worms, jigs and spinners…much improved over last week with the reduced fishing pressure.

Weir Pond
Pretty much ditto from last week - the fish are very active on the surface, especially early and late in the day so the bite on dry flies has been good. Bead head nymphs, midges and wooly buggers are always a good choice as well.  

North Lake 
No lunkers were reported from North this week but anglers did well on stocker ‘bows to 14” on Powerbait, micetails, jigs, and Thomas Buoyants.

Intake II
Some really nice DFW Brood stock fish hit the scales this week to go along with the usual action for pan sized Rainbows.  

Lake Sabrina
For a detailed report, visit our friends at Lake Sabrina Boat Landing’s website by clicking here.

South Lake
No reports this week.

Out and About
Resort staffers Seth Blackamore and Timmy Adams tried their luck at the Stillwater Classic at Crowley Lake on Saturday and landed 12 fish, including three 19” Cutthroat Trout, while midging. It wasn’t enough for the win, but the guys did a great job getting on fish.


Photos of the Week

Some "early bird" aspens already showing some color.

"Team Parchers" fishing the Stillwater Classic at Crowley Lake this weekend


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 Some of our favorite photos from 2014

Golden Trout from Evolution Lake caught by resort staffer Seth Blackamore





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5001 South Lake Rd

Bishop, CA 93514


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