Fish & Trail Report
Summary & Trail Report
It was a great first full week of July in the high
country with summer crowds hitting the trails and
lining the shores. Daytime highs in the 70’s and
evening temps in the 40’s was the norm last week,
very pleasant conditions overall. Over the weekend
however things got very windy, which made lake
fishing difficult. A few reports of tents being
upturned in the backcountry leads us to believe that
conditions were equally as tough for our backpacker
Both passes (Bishop & Piute) are
now open and there is just patchy snow here and
there, even at the higher elevations.
photographers out there may want to know that the
wildflower bloom is in full effect along both the
Bishop Pass and Piute Pass trails. Gorgeous vistas
with brilliant colors await the skilled
All area waters were
stocked by the state with both pan sized and trophy
fish to 3lbs this week.
The water has risen to just below the bottom of the
launch ramp. Although the water is still inching up,
with the heavy runoff in May and June over, and July
runoff slowing down, it’s looking less and less
likely that private boaters will be able to launch.
As of now only smasll private boats can be safely
launched at the lake. We had multiple boaters with
larger boats show up only to be very disappointed at
the conditions this week after sources in Bishop
told them they could launch – this is not true, so
don’t waste your gas trying to launch at South Lake!
Kayakers on the other hand have an easy task getting
their rigs to the water.
South Lake boat landing currently has 10
motorboats and 2 pontoons available for rent.
Fishing has been pretty much lights out,
especially in the back of the lake near the inlets,
at the rockslide and at the dam. The fish weren’t
picky at all and were taking lures, jigs and bait.
Bishop Creek So. Fork
The creek flows are moderate and the fishing has
been steady to very good. Salmon eggs and mini-jigs
reigned supreme this week.
fly fishers were out in force this week and the bite
was good on dries, streamers and nymphs. Try a #16
mosquito patterns in the mornings and evenings and
olive woolly buggers or #18 beadhead nymphs mid-day.
Really good fishing from shore or
from a tube at North Lake this week following hefty
plants by the DFW. “Everything we threw was working”
reported one happy angler.
Even though it was quite crowded, the fishing
remained steady throughout the week. A similar story
as North Lake, just about everything people tossed
got bit – bait, lure, fly etc.
For a detailed report, visit our
friends at Lake Sabrina Boat Landing’s website
Green Lake was
reported to be on the slow side. Long Lake is
fishing well for a mix of Brookies, Browns and
Rainbows. The Treasure Lakes were an easy bet for a
few Golden hybrids with the bite reported to be
excellent. Most of the other lakes are boiling with
wild Brookies eating mosquitoes so it’s pretty much
dummy-proof fishing at those lakes.
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