Conditions, catches, and recent trout plants
Welcome to Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods report on fishing and what's working at all your favorite spots along the Highway 4 corridor.
Monday July 24, 2017
Ebbetts Pass is now open. Come and check out one of only six designated scenic highways in our state. It is on of the most beautiful rides you will take. Bring your rod and reel and fishing gear and don't forget your camera.
Spicer Reservoir opened on June 28th for the season. Lake is full to the brim and fishing has been excellent.
Lake Alpine is full and beautiful and fishing couldn't be better due to recent trout plants. The Alpine County Fish And Game Commission planted 1,800 pounds of trout in Lake Alpine last week and The Department Of Fish And Wildlife is scheduled to plant Lake Alpine the week of 7/23/2017, which is this week. Fishing should be excellent for some time to come. Mosquito Lake are also due to be planted the week of 7/23/17. These are two beautiful lakes located right on Highway 4 just past Lake Alpine.
White Pines has been tough as we have had some hot weather. Blagen Road is closed just past the park due to a washout. You can still access all of White Pines Lake by walking around on the trails. The North Fork Of The Stanislaus has fished better as the river has went down considerably in the past two weeks and was planted the week of 7/17/2017 with nice trout.
Plan to purchase your fishing license ahead of time. We are the only retailer on the Highway 4 corridor that sell them and never know when our machine could go down.
Stop by Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods for all of your outdoor and fishing needs. Let Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods be your one stop shop for everything from camping, freshwater fishing, and fly fishing. We carry a broad line of fly fishing products including rods, reels, and waders from Redington, St. Croix rods, extensive fly assortment, and everything you need for your trout fishing experience. We now carry Buff UV multifunctional headwear for protection against damage from extended sun exposure. We also stock a wide range of Hi Tech Footwear, and along with our new footwear, Cobian Footwear. We also stock Suncloud Polarized Sunglasses, along with a wide array of various brand sunglasses. Check out our huge selection of Berkley Power Bait and a wide selection of trout and bass lures. We carry Daiwa rods and reels along with other major brands.
For more local information go to our front page and click on the Fishing Resources. Then click on the Take Me Fishing tab. Then click on the map and in the address tab type in 925 Hwy 4 Arnold CA 95223. The map will show White Pines Lake. From here you can move the map up the Highway to all fishing locations. For rigging information and knots click on the fishing tab and under the learn tab go to to the learn to fish and click on that tab. This will show various ways to tie knots and how to set up rigs for any kind of fishing. Click on the tab, How To Fly Fish section. There is great deal of information on this page with instruction included with video. Feel free to contact us any time.
Quote Of The Week: I have fished through fishless days that I remember happily and without regret
By: Roderick Haig-BrownWHITE PINES: Bait fishermen should try using Berkley Garlic scented Power Bait, Garlic scented Eggs, Mice Tails, Gulp Eggs, Corn scented Power Bait, and nightcrawlers using a sliding sinker rig. Be sure to use any of the assorted scents we carry to enhance your fishing experience. Lure fishermen should try Kastmasters, Panther Martin spinners, Rooster Tails, and Thomas Buoyant. Fly fishermen should try using sparrow nymphs, woolly buggers, adams, blue wing olive, nymphs, and ants. You can also fish for bluegilss with your child. They are fun and easy to catch and a great way to start your child fishing. Stop by and see us to help you and your child get started.