Lake Sabrina Fish Report

Lake Sabrina - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

by Rick, Patti, Juanita and Jerrod

What a GREAT weekend at the Lake – a bit on the warmer side with highs in the mid-70s with beautiful fluffy white clouds and a bit of a breeze to keep you cool. With the warmer temps, the run-off has begun and the Lake is on the rise.

Fishing slowed a tad this week although there were some anglers that got limits galore while other struggled and only picked up a few. Your best bet is to fish the Inlets. Jigs, such as the Sierra Slammer, NightCrawlers, PowerBait and Salmon Eggs seem to be working the best. Trolling Thomas Buoyants or NightCrawlers (don’t forget that swivel) close to shore or thru the channels. Shore fishing – Salmon Eggs, NightCrawlers or PowerBait. It’s best if you take a bit of a walk to get away from the boat landing. We’re expecting another DFW stocking this week, with a BIG FISH stocking sometime in June.

The Young’s of Palmdale kept the fishing tradition alive, taking young James out on the Lake for his first fishing expedition. According to his Elders – John, Jim and Matthew, he landed not only his first fish, but quite a few after that – welcome to the fishing club James!

And our pesky little skeeter friends are back, so don’t forget the bug juice, but remember to try and keep it, your sunscreen and any other Foo-Foo juices off your hands – fish don’t like the taste or smell.

If you’re coming to the Lake, don’t forget sunscreen and dark glasses –that sun is pretty bright against the blue sky and the glare off the water. AND DON’T FORGET A JACKET! May want to add some raingear for the week, too.

If you’re planning on hiking – PLEASE BE PREPARED – hike with a buddy – leave a note on where you’re headed – when you’re expected back – what you’re wearing – take plenty of water & food – dress in layers – you’ll start out cool, but will probably warm up – CHECK THE WEATHER! Not only is your life on the line, so are the Search and Rescue Teams.

Looks like we might have some thunderbooms in the forecast for next weekend, so pack the poncho. Temps start out this week in the high-60s and end up in the high-50s for the weekend. Lows should be in the high-30s thru the whole week. You can check out the weather forecast 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. You may need to scroll down on the webpage to see the temps.

The CHSRA Finals Rodeo is coming to Bishop June 16th - 19th. Several hundred of California's best cowboys & cowgirls plus families, friends and fans will arrive in Bishop for the CHSRA State Finals Championship. Since 2005, our community has hosted this prestigious and exciting event and the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is proud to support this important project.

Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Summer hours:
Boat Rentals & Store Hours - Sunday thru Saturday: 7:00am to 7:00pm
Café Hours - Friday, Saturday & Sunday:
Breakfast – 7:00am to 11:00am
Lunch – 11:00am to 4:00pm
All campgrounds are now open in the Bishop Creek Canyon. Bishop Creek Lodge, Creekside RV Park, Cardinal Village Resort and Parchers Resort are all open.

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