Lake Sabrina Fish Report

Lake Sabrina - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff

Opener has come and gone - and Mother Nature was up to keeping all on their toes. The Thursday before Opener was a beautiful fairly warm day at the Lake - Friday was a beautiful breezy and snowing day - 8" of snow - Opener was beautiful and just darn right cold - 16 with a wind chill of 10 - yup, brrrrr cold - but that didn't stop those in need of getting a line wet.

Unfortunately, catching was a bit on the tough side this year. Heard rumors of a 4-pounder caught at the DingleBerry Inlet, alas, we didn't see it or a picture of it - so it stays a rumor. There was a 10# and a 8# taken from Intake 2. North Lake and Intake 2 were both stocked with oodles of fish - and now that the Lake is slowly on the rise - and now that the DFW stocking truck can get to water - hopefully, Lake Sabrina will be soon be stocked with oodles of fish! You all know what will catch those stockers - NightCrawler, PowerBait & Salmon Eggs. If you're a lure angler, it's the Red & Gold Thomas Buoyant for your line.

We do have a few boats for rent on the back Natural Lake - you'll either need to drive (with a high clearance 4-wheel drive short base vehicle) or walk. If you walk, we can take your tackle back to the boats for you. (Liability issues prevent us from taking you!)

If you're coming to the Lake, don't forget sunscreen and dark glasses - the glare off the snow (not sure how long it will last) is tough on the eyes. You may want to pack some bug juice - prior to the snow storm we had some skeeter lurking - so best to be prepared.

What does Mother Nature have in store for us this week and weekend - looks like we'll be in the mid-50's for highs and low-30's for lows at the Lake. Bishop is expected to just get warmer by the weekend - up into the high 80s by Friday with the lows in the upper-40s. Bishop might even set a new high temp record on Friday according to Howard our local weather 'guesser' at You can also check out - enter Aspendell, CA (which is the little community right below Lake Sabrina) in the search field and you'll get the forecast for at the higher elevation.

Lake Sabrina Boat Landing will serve Breakfast from 7:00am to 11:00am and Lunch until 4:00pm on Saturday and Sunday for Opener after that it will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. And, yes, there will be homemade pie and ice cream on the weekends. Our store hours are as follows:

Sunday: 7:00 to 5:00pm
Monday: 8:00 to 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00 to 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00 to 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00 to 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00 to 5:00pm
Saturday: 7:00 to 5:00pm

Sure is nice to be back on the mountain - looking forward to seeing you soon!

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