South Lake Fishing Report

South Lake - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

by Parchers Resort Gang
(760) 873-4177

We received an updated reservoir forecast this week and there is about 10% less snow than expected and the runoff is running a few weeks late. What this means is that we're going to have an abbreviated season up at the lake. IF things go as expected, we hope to have motorboats in by June 25th and pontoons available for 4th of July weekend. Obviously this is all tentative and dependant on the lake level. ​
Not a lot of fishing pressure at the lake but people are catching a few off the rocks below the launch ramp, boiler cove and for the folks who hike back to the inlet. We hope to get some fish stocked within the next couple weeks, including some Idaho fish.
Based on the weak snowpack and the reservoir forecast we are expecting a VERY short season for private boaters, probably mid July through mid August but we'll have to wait and see. Please keep an eye on our fish reports for news of when the water is up on the ramp.
Hot Spots: Boiler Cove. Inlet
Hot Lures: Thomas Buoyants, Minijigs, Kastmasters
Best Flies: Bead-Head Nymphs, large black ants.
Best Baits: Gulp Pinched Crawlers.
Trolling: No boats yet.

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