Lake Sabrina Fish Report

Lake Sabrina - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff

It was a brrrr-cold-windy-snowy Mother's Day Weekend - but for those up at the Lake, it was a fish-feast! Another stocking by DFW on Friday sure helped the cause. The top catching areas were up by the dam and in the channels as that cold windy weather stopped a lot of anglers from trekking to the back natural Lake.

The Lake's gone down a bit from last week - probably due to the cooler temps, thus causing the run-off to shut down, but with the cooler temps and a bit of precipitation, we picked up another foot of snow at the Lake on Monday & Tuesday, probably a bit more up in the back country. Every little bit helps.

NightCrawlers and PowerBait were the baits of choice up in the front although a few limits were picked up on lures. Those that did hike or drive to the back were using NightCrawlers. With the low level of the Lake, you still can't get a boat thru the channels to get to the back - but the fish sure can get thru! Haylee Rogers of Yucca Valley landed a nice 2-1/2 pound Rainbow on Rainbow PowerBait!

We're still seeing the 2 Bald Eagle flying over the Lake and Rick's thinking we might also have a Golden Eagle hanging around. No sign of Yogi up at the Lake store, but there are bears in the canyon and we had a report of bear and mountain lion tracks on the trail to Long Lake on the South Lake side (also, Long Lake is still iced-over) - so keep your eyes open and your food and trash picked up. Speaking of trash - we are not your mothers - please pick-up after yourselves when you're out and about.

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. And if you have allergies - PACK YOU MEDS - it's tough breathing out there for some - what with runny noses, stuffed noses & watery eyes - believe me I know!

The forecast is for temps to rise to the 70s for highs and mid 30s for lows. 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 the higher elevation or take a look at Howard Sheckter, our local weather 'guesser' report at

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

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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