South Lake Fishing Report

South Lake - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Parchers Resort

by Parchers Resort Gang
(760) 873-4177

The lake level is well up on the ramp and roughly 6-8ft below full pool. Fishing has been good for the most part, but the parade of small cold fronts that have moved in and out of the area over the past few weeks has the fish playing hard-to-get at times. Still, there is no lack of fish so it really comes down to mixing up your lures and baits until you find what they want to eat. Lots of fish in the 2lb to 4lb range taken, including some beautiful holdovers from 2019 and some chunky Idaho Rainbows from our stocking around Father’s Day.

The launch ramp is open for private boaters but be advised that parking is extremely limited due to road work so there is a very good chance that you will have nowhere to park your boat trailer for the next few weeks.

Hot Spots: West Shore, Inlets, Dam
Hot Lures: Sierra Slammer jigs in Pigtail, Baby Brown, Grasshopper, Red/Gold Thomas Buoyants, Rainbow Thomas Buoyants, 1/8oz Kastmasters
Best Fliest: Blank Ants, bead-head nymphs.
Best Baits: Nightcrawlers, Micetails.
Trolling: Worms, needlefish, Thomas Buoyants between 5 and 10 colors.

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