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Fish & Trail Report


Summary & Trail Report 
It was a hot one in the high country this week with daytime highs in the high 70's and low 80's at our 9000ft elevation. While we primarily had bluebird days through most of the week with some afternoon t-storms showing up over the weekend, but precipitation was minimal.

The conditions in the backcountry are similar to what we're used to seeing in mid to late July, with the spring creeks mostly spent for the season and the yeararound stream flows at normal or below normal levels making for easy creek crossings. The passes are all clear or nearly clear and we haven't heard of any iced over lakes in the high country for over a week now. The wildflowers are starting to bloom in the backcountry but we're still a little ways off from the peak of the peak and the flowers should continue to get better for the next couple weeks, especially if we get some rain out of the "chance thunderstorms" forecast we have for the next several days.

The South Lake trail behind the resort on the other hand is a bit closer peak wildflower season. The meadows and the bank along the creek and trail are bursting with beautiful wildflowers. After taking a drive around the canyon this afternoon, we counted a total of 11 varieties of wildflowers in bloom right now, and there are still a few more varieties we haven't seen if you're planning a visit soon, don't forget your camera!

Bishop Creek So. Fork
A little slower bite in the creek this week although the So. Fork did produce the biggest fish in the canyon at 6lbs 13oz caught by Josh Berglund with the help of the Anthony kids Peyton, JC and Charlie. Josh hooked two bruts on a Sierra Slammer ghost white jig but was only able to get the bigger of the two on the stringer. The remainder of folks did well on crickets, nightcralwers and Powerbait.    

Weir Pond
Standard issue Weir Pond report this week - solid bite on pan sized Rainbows with a some smaller model Brookies and Browns mixed in. A few of the Desert Springs fish are still cruising around teasting would-be trophy hunters. The skeeters are in thick, so the bite on dry flies early and late is excellent.

North Lake 
Another busy week at North Lake but desite the crowds, mostly good reports from this small gem. No one lure or bait stood out as it seemed just about everyone was scratching out a few fish regardless of that their favorite tactic.

Intake II
The lake was said to be very crowded during the latter half of the week but we probably received more good reports from Intake than just about anywhere in the canyon this week. Top fish was caught by Steve Kim of Irvine, CA who landed a hefty 6lber on Saturday 6-27-15 using a nightcrawler. Lots of limits reported for both bait and lure fishers. Jigs, Kastmasters, Garlic PB and inflated crawlers with Bite-On garlic were the top producers.

Lake Sabrina
We had several anglers report excellent fishing back at the Dinglerberry inlet on nightcrawlers or Chunky Cheese Powerbait. Sierra Slammer jigs in Slushee tipped with a peice of nightcrawler was also said to be producing. Some really good quality fish were being caught, many in the 1 - 3lb range, which was a nice surprise for visitng anglers. Boaters had a marked advantage over shore anglers based on what our guests reported. For a more detailed report, visit our friends at Lake Sabrina Boat Landing by clicking here.

South Lake
Only one report and it was a skunk for 6 people. Not worth the hike unless you're chucking some big swimbaits in the hopes of scoring a trophy Brown.

Backcountry Fishing
The bite continued to slow down at Green Lake and Long Lake this week, as the fish seem to have gone a bit deeper and are in a pattern more consitant with mid August than late June. Still, the lakes holding mostly Brookies - Bull, Chocolates, Spearhead, Tyees etc. were still producing some great wild trout action for both fly and spin fishers.

Photos of the Week

A proud family posing with their 6lbs 13oz lunker from "Parchers Hole" on Bishop Creek. Caught on a Sierra Slammer ghost white jig and weighed in at 6lbs 13oz.

JB Feaster and Jessica Muehlhausen from Carlsbad with one heck of a stringer from Lake Sabrina, including 3 fish over 2lbs. 6-23-15


Heather Schauers from Utah, a happy hiker, enjoying the view at Long Lake

A little backcountry fishing anyone? Long Lake 6-27-15

Brandon Wehn's first fish - from Lake Sabrina 6-24-15

Gorgeous sunset over Parchers Resort 6-22-15

Wildflowers are nearly in full bloom in the high country 6-28-15

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Golden Trout from Evolution Lake caught by resort staffer Seth Blackamore





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