Heenan Lake in Alpine County will close to fishing on Oct. 31 | NevadaAppeal.com

Heenan Lake in Alpine County will close to fishing on Oct. 31

By Don Quilici

Heenan Lake in Alpine County, California will close to 2004 fishing on Sunday, Oct. 31.

To reach the lake, drive south from Carson City to Woodfords, Calif., via U.S. 395, Nevada S.R. 88 and California S.R. 88.

At Woodfords, take California S.R. 4 and S.R. 89 to Markleeville.

Drive through Markleeville to the Monitor Pass Junction.

At that junction, take S.R. 89 east toward Topaz Lake. Heenan Lake will be on your right, about seven miles from the junction.

You’ll catch only Lahontan cutthroat trout.

Special Regulations:

You must wear your California fishing license where it is readily visible above the waist.

The limit is zero fish. This is a “catch and release” lake. You can only use artificial flies or lures, with barbless hooks. Fishing hours are sunrise to sunset.

You must park outside the locked gate and gasoline motors are not permitted on the lake.

Special Note: Heenan Lake is open to fishing only from the Friday before Labor Day through the last Sunday in October, each year, and it is open only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

For information call Dave Kirby at Woodfords Station in Woodfords at (530) 694-2930.