Pleasant Valley Reservoir - Bishop, CA

Lake Information

Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout

Latest Photos

2 lbs.
Nice catch for Don Padick at PVR.
Don Padick
This beautiful brown crunched a Parallel Assassin fished below an Under-Cator in the slow moving transition section.
Photo Credit: Tom Loe
7 lbs.
Angler Tyler Nikolic from Murrieta, CA caught and released this Brown Trout (estimated at between 6 and 8 pounds) on a Kastmaster. Jay Delk is pictured holding the fish!
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Jay Delk
Tyler Nikolic
Jeff Hudson used a para hi-vis BWO with an Assassin dropper to get into some nice browns in the river section that leads into PVR. This “two pronged” technique is deadly for shallow riffle water, and fishing pockets behind large mid-stream boulders.
Photo Credit: Sierra Drifters
Jeff Hudson

Pleasant Valley Reservoir Whoppers

Species Weight Date Report
Brown Trout 7 lbs. 3-10-2017 View Report
Rainbow Trout 2 lbs. 12-10-2019 View Report

Latest Fish Plants

Plant DateSpeciesSourceTotal Pounds
5-17-2021Rainbow TroutCDFW 
5-02-2021Rainbow TroutCDFW 
4-18-2021Rainbow TroutCDFW 
4-04-2021Rainbow TroutCDFW 
3-28-2021Rainbow TroutCDFW 

Latest Fish Reports

Date Report Author
7-28-2020 Owen's River and PVR Report
Tayo Ortega sent us in a report: Had a... more »
Fish Reports Staff
1-27-2020 52nd Annual Blake Jones Trout Derby – March 14, 2020
Bishop, California invites anglers of all ages to... more »
Bishop Chamber
12-10-2019 PVR Bow Action
Angler Don Padick checked in with ESFR on... more »
Chad Woods
3-19-2019 2019 Blake Jones Trout Derby Results
The 52nd annual Blake Jones Trout Derby is... more »
Fish Reports Staff
4-22-2018 Pleaseant Valley Reservoir Fishing Report
Lake level has been fluctuating; currently on the low... more »
Tom Loe

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