Lake Level is Up and Conditions Are Great

South Lake - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Parchers Resort

by Parchers Resort Gang
(760) 873-4177

The lake level is still up and the conditions are great. Due to paving there has been some impacts to private boaters but for the most part day use parking hasn’t been a problem. We dumped in a load of Rainbows from Desert Springs Trout Farm in Oregon on the 27th including lots of pan sized fish in addition to some truly massive trophy fish.

The bite has been hit or miss depending on who you speak to but on a scale of 1 to 10, we’d say that the fishing is a 5. Most folks are scratching out at least a few fish with a big one in the mix here and there. Considering there have not been any DFW stockings since June I’d say that’s pretty good.

The launch ramp is open most days for private boaters but parking can be an issue and they have periodically closed the ramp to do paving work. There is no schedule or any way of knowing so it’s just a blind gamble if you try to launch.

Hot Spots: Rock Slide, Inlets.
Hot Lures: Sierra Slammer swibaits in Sxy, Grasshopper Jigs
Best Flies: Grasshoppers, Midges, Bead-Head Nymphs, Blank ants.
Best Baits: Berkley Micetails, Nightcrawlers, Garlic PB, Gulp Pinched Crawlers.
Trolling: Worms, needlefish, Thomas Buoyants between 5 - 10 colors.

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