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Bishop Creek Canyon Fish & Trail Report 


Fish & Trail Report
Updated 9-7-14



Summary & Trail Report

Another week of above average daytime temps left visitors feeling as though Summer was still upon us, if not for the rapidly yellowing aspens that is. Fall color continues to develop throughout the canyon, especially above the 8000ft elevation, providing the tremendously scenic backdrop for fall hiking and fishing we’re used to, but with better than average weather conditions. Even the most tepid fair-weather hikers and anglers could find no excuse to avoid hitting the trail or local streams and lakes. No place was this more evident than area trailheads where both overnight and day use parking looked more akin to July or early August than mid September


Wild Trout reports were few and far between but those who did share their success with resort staffers reported a good bite, mostly on Brook Trout, using jigs, spinners, fly/bubble rigs or fly fishing various terrestrials, dries and nymphs.



Bishop Creek So. Fork

DFW made a run up the canyon this week stocking the stream with pan sized Rainbow Trout with a few trophy fish mixed in. Not surprisingly anglers saw a marked improvement in the action in the creek mid week although the bit did taper off somewhat as the weekend came to an end. The best producers in the stream were nightcrawler pieces, salmon eggs and Powerbait although a few folks did well using artificials like spinners, jigs and spoons.


Weir Pond

Very few reports from the Weir this week but those who did report managed   mostly smaller model Brookies and Browns



North Lake

Following a DFW plant early in the week the bite at North Lake really took off with most anglers reporting a steady bite on pan sized Rainbows with some really solid Brooders  in the 2 – 4lb range. Tactics were varied and those tossing lures, fly/bubble or Powerbait all scored fish but the big boys seemed to prefer flylined nightcrawlers with some of our guests scoring 3 fish over the 2lb mark near the inlet area.



Intake II

Nothing spectacular reported out of the Intake this week but most folks did scratch out at least a few fish. The usual suspects; Thomas Bouyants, pink/white Mice Tails, and various colors of Powerbait were productive.



Lake Sabrina

Despite a stocking early in the week the bite remained slow for many until late in the week as the schooled up trout were hard to locate until the weekend when those fish found their way back to the inlets. Once the fish locked onto the incoming current however, the bite really picked up. One group of folks on Saturday, got into a wide open mini-jig bite with over 40 fish caught & released including some really nice DFW Trophies in the 3.5 to 4.5lb range at the Dingleberry inlet. For more details, pictures and reports, visit



South Lake

No reports. The reservoir remains at minimum storage, mostly due to a 3rd year of drought, but work on the intake structure should begin in the next few weeks – work that will be completed before the end of this season in preparation for what we hope will be an awesome 2015 season.  

Jared Smith & the Parchers Resort Crew

PS – As always, we are happy to provide high resolution images to our friends in the press upon request

Photos of the Week

Vince Pedroza with a 2.07lb Rainbow caught at Lake Sabrina on Powerbait.


Mike Page from San Diego with a nice Rainbow from the stream that weighed in at just under 2lbs.

Golden Trout from Evolution Lake caught by resort staffer Seth Blackamore

Sunset from the summit of Mt. Whitney 9-3-14


Summit of Mt. Whitney 9-3-14

Surveyor's Meadow 9-7-14


Resort staffer Joceline Quiceno along the North to South Loop



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5001 South Lake Rd

Bishop, CA 93514


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