Big trout planted at Convict
LAKE ALMANOR: Fishing continues to be very good for salmon in the 2-3 pound class. Anglers are using cut anchovies and nightcrawlers at a depth of 40-60 feet. The fish are on the bottom near Big Springs and at the dam.
BLUE LAKES (UPPER AND LOWER):
Upper Blue Lake: No report.
Lower Blue Lake: No report.
BOCA RESERVOIR: No report.
BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR: Andrew Sears of Ken's Sporting Goods Store reported. "
CAPLES LAKE: Dave Kirby of the Woodfords General Store gave this weekly report, "Good fishing by the dam with inflated worms or Power Bait."
CARSON RIVERS (EAST AND WEST) IN CALIF.:
East Carson River: No report.
West Carson River: Lots of limits on red salmon eggs from the stocking by the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce. Many rainbows in the 2-3 pound class. A 2.5 pound rainbow by Tony Holdridge of Fredericksberg, Calif. on yellow Power Bait.
CRATER LAKE (Near Kit Carson Pass): Easy limits of small, native Eastern brook trout with flies.
CONVICT LAKE AND CONVICT CREEK: David DeSurra of the Convict Lake Resort reported that there will be 300 pounds of 3-7 pound Alper's trophy rainbow trout planted for the July 4th holiday.
Convict Lake: The two largest were a 3.62 pound Alper's rainbow taken on a nightcrawler from the south shore and a 2.89 pound Alper's caught by a 6-year-old on green Power Bait from the jetty.
Convict Creek: The largest was a 2.91 pound Alper's taken on a nightcrawler.
CROWLEY LAKE: No report.
DAVIS LAKE: Fair for most fishermen, good for some. Shore anglers are using Power Bait on a sliding sinker. Best areas have been Eagle Point, Long Point and Fairview. Best results for boaters have been for those anchoring and fishing bait just off the bottom.
EAGLE LAKE: Has been productive for rainbows in the 2-3 pound range. Trolling 15-24 feet deep with flashers and either a Fire Tiger Needlefish lure or a nightcrawler. The best results have been from the management area toward Shrimp Island.
FREMONT LAKE (Hoover Wilderness Area): Outstanding fishing for huge numbers of rainbow trout, up to 17 inches, from float tubes and inflatable rafts. The mosquitoes are awful. Take plenty of insect repellent or don't go. FRENCHMAN RESERVOIR: Fishing has been very good all over the reservoir. Most are limiting out on rainbows in the 1-1.5 pound range.
HEENAN LAKE: Closed until the Friday before Labor Day.
HOBART RESERVOIR: No report.
INDIAN CREEK RESERVOIR: No report. Summit Lake, just above Indian Creek Reservoir, had a 2.5 pound rainbow taken by Bruce Soukup of Carson City on rainbow Power Bait.
JUNE LAKE LOOP (GRANT-GULL-JUNE-SILVER LAKES-RUSH CREEK): Ernie's Sporting Goods Store at June Lake reported, "Lots of fish everywhere but nothing real big. Each of the lakes will receive a plant of about 300 pounds of 3-7 pounds of Alper's trophy rainbow trout for the July 4th holiday. Best fishing is currently at Grant and June Lakes. Rush Creek is still high but they are catching fish."
KIRMAN (CARMEN) LAKE: No report.
LAHONTAN RESERVOIR: No report.
LUNDY LAKE: No report.
MAMMOTH LAKES AREA:
George Lake: No report.
Mamie Lake: No report.
Mary Lake: No report.
Twin Lakes: No report.
Mammoth Creek: No report.
MARKLEEVILLE CREEK: A 4.3 pound rainbow on rainbow Power Bait by Maria Tafoya of Gardnerville.
NORTH POND: No report.
Benton Crossing (Up): No report.
Benton Crossing (Down): No report.
POORE-SECRET-ROOSEVELT-LANE LAKES: No report.
PYRAMID LAKE: No report.
RED LAKE: No report.
LOWER SACRAMENTO RIVER: Trout fishing is extremely good for wild rainbows averaging 1-3 pounds, with a few over 5 pounds. Glow bugs are still the best bet.
SILVER LAKE: No report.
SOUTH-NORTH-INTAKE 2-BISHOP CREEK (WEST OF BISHOP):
South Lake: No report.
North Lake: No report.
Intake No. 2: No report.
Sabrina Lake: No report.
Bishop Creek: No report.
STAMPEDE RESERVOIR: No report.
LAKE TAHOE - North Shore: Mickey Daniels of Mickey's Big Mack Charters reported, "We've been catching 10-12 average sized Mackinaw trout on each trip. We are tagging and releasing the smaller ones. I'm trolling 250-550 feet deep in the area in front of Carnelian Bay and King's Beach. We are using Herring Dodger flasher blades with either live minnows or pearl Apex lures."
LAKE TAHOE - SOUTH SHORE: No report.
TOPAZ LAKE: Chuck Fields of the Topaz Marina checked in with this report, "Boaters anchoring by the mouth of the river have been limiting out in about two hours with 1.5 pound rainbows. They are using nightcrawlers and a sliding sinker. Trollers are picking one up, now and then. Shore fishing on the north end has been slow."
LOWER TWIN LAKE: Dan Beltran of the Lower Twin Lake Resort said, "The biggest trout was a 5-pound, 6-ounce rainbow caught on a rainbow Pistol Pete lure. A 4-pound rainbow was taken on a green/gold Thomas Buoyant lure. Many anglers limiting out on Calif. F&G planters."
UPPER TWIN LAKE: Jim Wilkins reported, "Limits were common using Power Bait or worms. Trollers were using Rapalas, Roostertails and Super Dupers. The lake is being stocked weekly by Calif. F&G and Mono Village. A number of 3-7 pound rainbows were planted several days ago."
VIRGINIA LAKES AND VIRGINIA CREEK: Summit Pass (11,300'), between Virginia Lakes and Yosemite National Park, received some fresh snow on Sunday afternoon.
Virginia Lakes: No report.
Virginia Creek: No report.
WALKER LAKE: Bob Tompkins of the Walker Lake Guide Services said, "It's quiet. Fishing pressure has really slowed down. There's mostly water skiing and jet skiing."
WALKER RIVERS (EAST-WEST-LITTLE):
East Walker River (Nev.): Bob Tompkins of the Walker Lake Guide Services reported, "The "Elbow" area is still good for real nice rainbows on Panther-Martin or Roostertail lures or with Power Eggs or nightcrawlers."
East Walker River (Calif.): No report.
West Walker River (Nev.): No report.
West Walker River (Calif.): Still high and fast.
Little Walker River: No report.
WILDHORSE RESERVOIR: Dennis Dunn of the Wildhorse Resort said, "Fishing has been excellent for rainbows, perch and bass. Fishing for German browns and channel catfish has been slow. Remember that you can not keep the bass until July 1. The best results have been for trollers using green or red lures, shore fishermen using worms with corn or rainbow Power Bait and fly fishermen casting green or brown Woolly Bugger flies. The biggest fish was a 6.5 pound rainbow taken on a green Woolly Bugger."
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK: No report.