Fishing was slower at South Lake

South Lake - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)


by Parchers Resort Gang
7-23-2012
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The fishing was a tad slow early in the week following the busy weekend but things perked up after a DFG stocking Wednesday morning. The wind was an issue for some mid-week, but it died down to a pleasant breeze just in time for the weekend folks. Quite a few fish in the 2 to 3 lb range were caught this week but the big fish of the week weighed in at 4 lbs even caught by Jeff Bedell, pictured above of Orange, CA.

The inlets were a bit on the slow side this week but there were quite a few fish cruising the flats behind the island so anglers looking to fish the back of the lake weren't disappointed. The west shore between the rock slide and the dam was very productive for both the bait 'n wait folks and those fishing artificials like Thomas Buoyant, trout worms and mini-jigs. The fish are pretty schooled up so if you're not getting bit, keep moving until you find 'em. Orange and pink were the hot colors for both lures and bait this week.

The trolling bite picked up this week and folks did best trolling the west shore with Tasmanian Devils, especially the rainbow trout pattern. Five colors of lead core seemed to be the most productive depth.

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

The water level at South Lake is still stable and sits just below the bottom of the launch ramp. Some folks are making use of the dirt area to the south of the ramp but it's pretty rough.


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for Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Bishop Creek: Very good action on the So. Fork of Bishop Creek this week
North Lake: No Report from North Lake