Caples Lake - Kirkwood, CA

Lake Information

Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Mackinaw Trout



Latest Photos

5-21-2022
4 lbs. 8 oz.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mitch Ditton
Micah Ditton
2-1-2020
Photo Credit: Courtesy od Chris Leake
1-7-2020
Photo Credit: Courtesy od Chris Leake
1-7-2020

Caples Lake Whoppers

Species Weight Date Report
Brown Trout 6 lbs. 7-07-2017 View Report
Rainbow Trout 6 lbs. 6-06-2016 View Report
Brown Trout 5 lbs. 7-07-2017 View Report
Rainbow Trout 5 lbs. 7-04-2018 View Report
Brown Trout 4 lbs. 8 oz. 2-01-2020 View Report
Brown Trout 4 lbs. 7-07-2017 View Report
Rainbow Trout 3 lbs. 2 oz. 6-10-2017 View Report
Rainbow Trout 2 lbs. 6-22-2016 View Report

Latest Fish Plants

Plant DateSpeciesSourceTotal Pounds
5-23-2021Rainbow TroutCDFW 
9-06-2020Rainbow TroutCDFW 
7-19-2020Rainbow TroutCDFW 
6-21-2020Rainbow TroutCDFW 
6-08-2020Brown TroutCDFW 


Latest Fish Reports

Date Report Author
5-28-2022 The water level is up, and the fishing has been fair
The Caples Lake Resort has opened for the... more »
Doug Busey
5-21-2022 Caples Lake Mackinaw
Fish stories told here...and some are actually true!... more »
Alpine County
5-12-2022 The lake has thawed out and the water level is high
The lake has thawed out and the water... more »
Doug Busey
4-26-2022 Our recent storm dumped more snow in the area
Our recent storm dumped more snow in the... more »
Doug Busey
4-15-2022 Open waters by the dam and the spillway
There was open waters by the dam and... more »
Doug Busey

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