Lake Sabrina Fishing Report

Lake Sabrina - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

by Rick, Patti, Juanita and Jerrod

We’ve got yellow showing, but it’s pretty hard to see thru the smoke from the Rough Fire – it’s been rough here – can’t even imagine what the FireFighters are going thru – all we can say is ‘THANK YOU’.

The Lake’s starting the downward trek – we’re dropping about 4 inches a day. The water’s off the launch ramp, so you private boaters don’t have to back down the ramp – we’re still asking you all to park back up top in the parking lot so there’s plenty of room to turn around.

Fishing is slowly getting better – remember it’s not smoky where the fish are. Fish the Inlets with NightCrawlers, PowerBait, Jigs and Flies. Troll in deeper waters with Lures or Flasher with a NightCrawlers. Drift around the rock piles with NightCrawlers or PowerBait. Shorefish with NightCrawlers, PowerBait or toss Lures. The state planted us with fish on Wednesday.

The Annual Tri-County State Fair is right around the corner. The Fair starts Thursday, September 3 with a concert featuring county singer Austin Webb. Friday the 4th is the FMX Show and ATV Rodeo. On Saturday, Sept 5, you’ve got the Locals Rodeo Bull & Broncs and Sunday night the 6th is the Destruction Derby. And don’t forget all the other fun stuff – the Carnival, Pie Contest, Fiesta Barn Contest, Arts and Crafts and Photography – such fun at the Fair.

September 18-20 is the Millpond Music Festival, an amazing, relaxing and fun weekend in the heart of the Eastern Sierra. Featuring an awesome & eclectic mix of performers on the Main Stage, workshop tent performances, children's activities, art vendors, and great food too! On-site camping is available.

Might get a bit of a break from the heat, unfortunately no break in the smoke. Temps are expected to be in the mid-70s for highs and cooling toward the weekend. Lows should hover around the low-50s, alas, no thunderboomers in the forecast. You can check out the weather forecast according to Howard our local weather ‘guesser’ at You may need to scroll down on the webpage to see the temps.

Keeping the info below in the report, in case someone missed it . . .

Once again we had fisherman throwing away fish - One of our pet peeves is people catching fish, wanting to have their picture taken for the webpage and then trying to give their fish away. If you don’t plan on eating the fish you caught, please plan ahead – bring a camera to record your catches on the Lake, use good catch and release techniques by using barbless hooks (or just crimp down the barbs with pliers), avoid extensive handling, wet your hands, net and other materials that may come into contact with the fish, NEVER TOUCH THE GILLS, keep the fish fully submerged and upright, allowing it to swim away under its own power. If it’s bleeding, you’re having fish for dinner!

Not many skeeters let around, but you may still want to pack the bug juice, but remember to try and keep it, your sunscreen and any other Foo-Foo juices off your hands – fish don’t like the taste or smell.

If you’re coming to the Lake, don’t forget sunscreen and dark glasses –that sun is pretty bright against the blue sky and the glare off the water. Also, if you’re prone to allergies, don’t forget your meds! AND DON’T FORGET A JACKET and a PONCHO!

If your hiking with a dog, watch their paws – many ‘city’ dogs are not quite prepared for a long hike on the trail. Still seeing a number of hikers carrying their furry friends down from the backcountry this weekend.

If you’re planning on hiking – PLEASE BE PREPARED – hike with a buddy – leave a note on where you’re headed – when you’re expected back – what you’re wearing – take plenty of water & food – dress in layers – you’ll start out cool, but will probably warm up – CHECK THE WEATHER! Not only is your life on the line, so are the Search and Rescue Teams. Also, if you meet stock on the trail, please go to the low-side, that way if the mules are startled they’ll go to the high side and not down the canyon.

Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Summer hours:
Boat Rentals & Store Hours -
Sunday thru Saturday:
7:00am to 7:00pm
Café Hours -
Friday, Saturday & Sunday:
Breakfast – 7:00am to 11:00am
Lunch – 11:00am to 4:00pm

All campgrounds are now open in the Bishop Creek Canyon. Bishop Creek Lodge, Creekside RV Park, Cardinal Village Resort and Parchers Resort are all open.

< Previous Report Next Report >

< Previous Report Next Report >

More Reports

By the end of Monday evening, we thought we had been transported down to SoCal – the smoke from the...... Read More

The week started out with not one, but two Search and Rescues (SAR). A gentleman walked in at about 8:30...... Read More