This fall has proven to be the best fishing conditions for South Lake seen in seven seasons

South Lake - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

by Parchers Resort Gang
(760) 873-4177

A light north breeze, daytime temps up to the low 70's, light crowds and the lake teeming with fish thanks to heavy doses of rainbows to 14" stocked in the lake over the past 4 weeks made for a glorious week in the high country. While many anglers are focusing their attention on the inlet channel by the island, folks are scoring relatively easy limits from the dam, from shore by the boat docks, from the rock slide, Roger's cove and even what is currently the south shore of the lake to the left of the island. While limits are pretty easy even for novice anglers, it's been difficult to weed through the smaller fish to get to the biggun's. For the second week in a row, no trophies came to the scale although probably a dozen people reported seeing fish in the 3 to 5lb range cruising the shoreline.

Grasshopper jigs and red/gold trout worms were the hot ticket this week for those fishing plastics. Crawlers under a bobber worked best for the bait n' wait folks. Trolling Thomas Buoyants in Red/Gold or Blue/Silver along with small Countdown Rapalas in various colors worked best for the trolling folks. South Lake Boat Landing will close for the season on Sunday 10/21/12. We plan to reopen May 24th, 2013.

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Parchers Resort Reports
for Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Bishop Creek: If you're fishing the So. Fork of Bishop Creek you have good action
Weir Lake: Weir Pond is having very good dry fly action
North Lake: No Report from North Lake