Caples Lake - Kirkwood, CA

Lake Information

Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Mackinaw Trout



Latest Photos

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
5 lbs.
I caught this 21 inch 5 pound trout at Caples Lake on July 1, 2018 on power bait from the shore. Lost one of similar size on a lure.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mike Waara
Mike Waara
7-4-2018

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
10-27-2019Rainbow TroutCDFW 
9-22-2019Rainbow TroutCDFW 
9-17-2019Rainbow TroutAlpine County 800
8-18-2019Rainbow TroutCDFW 
6-16-2019Rainbow TroutCDFW 


Latest Fish Reports

Date Report Author
5-22-2020 Caples Has Thawed Out
The lake has thawed, but mother nature threw... more »
Doug Busey
5-15-2020 Caples Lake Report
The lake was icing out very fast. By... more »
Doug Busey
5-8-2020 Caples Lake is 90 % Iced Over
As of last Sunday. The lake was still... more »
Doug Busey
2-28-2020 Fishing Has Been Slow By The Dam
The fishing has been slow by the dam... more »
Doug Busey
2-1-2020 4 Lb. Brown While Ice Fishing on Caples Lake
Micah Ditton checked in with us after he... more »
Fish Reports Staff

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