Lots of 2 & 3 lb. 'bows caught at South Lake this week

South Lake - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

by Parchers Resort Gang
(760) 873-4177

Incredible fall weather, some of the best we've seen in the last 7 seasons made for exceptional fishing conditions this week. On top of that, a 2,000 lb. stocking of DFG rainbows to 14" and the biggest stocking of Alpers since July was the icing on the cake for fall anglers. Big fish of the week was caught by Wes Wright, pictured above of Fullerton, CA with a 4.37lb 'bow caught trolling a mira shad. Honorable mention goes to Tyler Smith of the Cast n' Blast club who won their unofficial derby with a solid 3lb 3oz toad that bested 45 anglers in the group's 25th trip to the Bishop Creek Canyon. In total, their group bagged over a dozen Alpers in the 2 to 3lb range on weight-in day with 7 being caught and released prior to their event. Thomas Bouyants, mini-jigs, trout worms and crickets were the secret to success for these avid anglers.s The fish have spread out quite a bit since last week with folks scoring easy limits from the dam, rock slide, boiler cove and the island channel although the majority of the trophy fish are coming from the island channel near the buoys.

The trolling bite has definitely picked up with lots of biters for folks trolling various lures at 2 1/2 colors up tight to shore. Although the lake level is still well below the bottom of the launch ramp, the lake level has remained relatively consistent over the past few weeks. Unless you plan on carrying your boat down to the water, launching your boat is a no-go at South Lake for the rest of the season.


Main Photo Above: Wes Wright of Fullerton, CA with a 4.37lb toad caught on the troll using a mira-shad lure at the rock slide.

Photo #1:
Kimberly Dodder of Yucaipa, CA pulled the trifecta with fish weighing 2lbs, 2.5lbs and 3.25lbs all on mini-jigs at South Lake.

Photo #2: Adrien Becerra from Ontario, CA caught this 3.5lb beauty on a jig at South Lake.

Photo #3: Bishop local Wes French with a strong 3lber caught at South Lake using a pink trout worm.

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