South Lake Fishing Report

South Lake - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

Ron Kyhn from Tujunga, CA with the biggest fish of the year at South Lake weighing in at a whopping 7lbs 11oz. Caught on a roostertail at the inlets.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Parchers Resort

by Parchers Resort Gang
(760) 873-4177

The lake level is holding steady just a few feet below full pool. The surface temps are up to the low 60’s which has driven some of the fish a bit deeper during the middle of the day. Early in the day the fish are up shallow but beyond 10am try a little deeper between 25ft and 35ft of depth. We recommend anchoring closer to shore and casting out into deeper water. It’s definitely a slower bite right now with quality over quantity. People aren’t catching huge numbers but your chances of sticking a pig are pretty good and will only get better over the next week.

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 its just a blind gamble if you try to launch.

Hot Spots: Rock Slide, Inlets.
Hot Lures: Kastmasters, Roostertails, Sierra Slammer swimbaits in Sxy Shad, 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.

< Previous Report Next Report >

< Previous Report Next Report >

More Reports

-Trail Conditions-- Still peak summer hiking conditions out on the trails. Thru-hiking is much quieter this year so the trails in...... Read More

Resort owner July Smith getting in on some of the bigger model trout at South Lake this week....caught on a...... Read More