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Eastern Sierra Fish Report


Doug Busey
(775) 267-9722

Silver Lake Fish Report

Silver is still awesome for stringers of the 4000lbs of 1 to 4lb Oregon trout dropped in two weeks ago. Plenty of shoreline to cast from and out of boats on the cabin side of the lake.


Topaz Lake Fish Report

Fishing in between rain storms has been a challenge this week. My advice is to get up there early and leave early. Tom and I fished from 6 am to 2 pm on Wednesday. We fished Rapalas and Needlefish lures. The bite was fair and we caught and released 17 fish ranging from 12 inches to a few pounds. We also kept 2 fish in the 2.5 pound range because they had swallowed our lures to deep. Topaz lake is only open until the end of September. You still have a couple weeks to get in a trip. The lake will then open on January 1, 2018.


June Lake Loop Area Fish Report

Grant has been drawing down for the past month which has opened up more accessible shoreline. As the lake recedes and becomes shallower in some areas fish move to deeper cooler water so a good spot one day may not be a few days later. Please note this applies mainly in "Upper Grant" with the entire lake at a higher level than past drought years. My take is still the same amount of trout but less area to find 'em. The best shot for some nice Browns is early mornings 8 or 9 colors lead core near Privy Point. Also try threaded night crawlers with a flasher near the dam. We've been having great fun in the late evenings trolling streamers with a fly rod or Rapalas on spin gear near the shorelines.


June Lake Fish Report

Big Rock Resort guests have been scoring some nice 4 to 5lb Rainbows along with 3 to 4lb Cutthroats. Abby at June Lake Marina reports bait fishing at about 25' to 30' is working well. Trolling 6 to 9 colors lead core is happening using Tas Devils pink and frog patterns, red and gold "Tommy Boys", and red dot frog Needlefish which are all on hand in the Marina tackle shop. When available they offer hourly boat rentals.


Gull Lake Fish Report

Keeps on cranking out daily limits and some "monster" Oregon Rainbows in the 4 to 7lb class that have been put in during the summer including a 7-8 hauled in on a garlic pinched crawler. Gull Lake Marina has plenty of flat bottom and pontoon "party" boats available this time of year.


Carson River West Fork California Side Fish Report

The river is running low and very fishable. The Alpine County Chamber of Commerce planted the river last week with 800 lbs of Rainbow trout. The fishing over the weekend was great. reports of many rainbows from 12 inches to 4 lbs. Powerbait was most productive while few anglers threw Panther Martin spinners. For more information stop by the Creekside Lodge.


East Fork Carson River California Side Fish Report

The river is still running fast, but it is clear in between rain storms. The Alpine County Chamber of Commerce planted 800 lbs of Rainbow trout last week. Fishing has been very good for most anglers. For those that are not catching fish, my advise is to move down about 50 feet. There are plenty of fish in that river because, the CDFW also planted the river this week.. The Leontini family  from the bay area stayed at the Carson River Resort last week. Tom Leontini caught a nice 4.25 rainbow and his son Anthony caught a 4.0 lb rainbow. By end of their trip they had caught a nice limit of rainbows. For more information stop by the Carson River Resort.


Caples Lake Fish Report

The lake level is dropping slowly, but there is still plenty of access to launch a boat. Most anglers have been catching rainbows in the 12-14 inch class. Flashers and a half a worm has been most productive. Shore anglers have been using do fair at the spillway area. Some have walked down to Woods Creek tossing kastmasters or using powerbait or salmon eggs. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife planted the lake recently with catchable Rainbow trout. For the larger rainbows and mackinaw trout, I would recommend going deeper on your troll. For more information stop by the Caples Lake Resort.


Blue Lakes Fish Report

The lake level has dropped. The fishing has been fair for average sized rainbows. Salmon eggs have been most productive. Kastmasters or small spinners have been doing good in the evening hours.


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