After a heavy stocking week South Lake Anglers reap the benefits

South Lake - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

by Parchers Resort Gang
(760) 873-4177

Beautiful weather greeted the summer crowds this week and with another load of Alpers trophy trout stocked on Tuesday, it was a great week out on the lake. DFG dropped a load of fish on Friday morning just in time for the weekend folks so the majority of anglers had great success on the lake. Big fish of the week was a 4.5 lb Rainbow caught by Matt Ruppell, pictured above of Bishop, CA on a red/white mini-jig. Quite a few fish in the 2 to 3.5lb range were brought in as well.

The inlets near the back of the lake are still holding quite a few fish and the first few boaters out each morning are doing really well within 30 ft of the any of the inlets. The channel to the east of the island has also been a pretty consistent place to catch a limit. Not surprisingly the dam and the rock slide are holding a lot of fish as well - including some bruisers.

The bait'n wait folks are doing well fishing crawlers 5' under or fishing Garlic or Chunky Cheese powerbait 3 ft off the bottom.

The soft plastics bite is still solid with most brightly colored jigs and trout worms accounting for a lot fish including some 'bows to 3lbs. The South Lake Special was one of the more consistent colors this week along with the pink/blue sparkle and green/yellow/orange combo.

As usual, Thomas Bouyants in Red/Gold was the best for lure tossers. Folks on the troll did best with Thomas, Tazmanian Devils or hauling flashers with a crawler.

The water level at South Lake came up a couple inches however the launch ramp is still high and dry. A few private boaters are launching right off the rocky shoreline to the left of the official launch ramp. This process can be sketchy but some folks but can be done.

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