Caples Lake - Kirkwood, CA

Lake Information

Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Mackinaw Trout



Latest Photos

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
8-3-2017
8-3-2017
4 lbs.
7-7-2017

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. 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
12-6-2019 Lake is Starting to Freeze
The Resort is closed for the season as... more »
Doug Busey
11-14-2019 Caples Lake Report
The lake level is only 6 feet form... more »
Doug Busey
10-18-2019 Shore Fishing Should Be Picking Up
The water level is still high for this... more »
Doug Busey
9-27-2019 Shore Fishing has Been Hit or Miss
The lake level has only dropped a few... more »
Doug Busey
9-17-2019 800 Lbs. Planted Today
Fish Plant Report: 800 lbs were planted in... more »
Alpine County

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