Eastern Sierra Fish Reports

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Bishop Creek > Stocking Alert!

Our friends from Idaho stopped by in the wee hours of the morning….we stocked Bishop Creek, South Lake, Lake Sabrina and the canyon ponds. Nicer grade of fish than were used to seeing this early …..wooo!
Thanks to Bishop Visitor, Parchers Resort, Cardinal Village Resort, Creekside RV Park, Bishop Creek Lodge and South Lake landing dot this cooperative effort.
We still have opening for this weekend and guess what? That’s not the last stocking of the week either!
Parchers has 2 nights cabin + half day PM pontoon for $599.
Come and get ‘em gang!

Parchers Resort Gang (Updated 2024-06-12)
Owens River > Fishing has been okay and the crowds have been nonexistent

Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: Good

Flows are 353 cfs as of 6/9

The flows are down into the fishable range.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: ????????

The hatches are still weak but that shouldn't last much longer with the flows down. Fishing has been okay and the crowds have been nonexistent.


DRIES: MIDGE-Stillborn Midge #20-22  | Griffith's Gnat #22-24 | CDC Transition midge #20-22 | No Mercy Midge #18-24 | Boroff F/Homie #20, 24  MAYFLY- Para CDC Baetis #16-22 | Para Adams #14-22  Hi-Vis Baetis #18-22  CADDIS- Millers C/Cad Olive and Tan#14-16 | RL Stimulator Yellow #14-16 | Elk Hair Caddis #14-16 STONEFLY- Chernobyl Ant #6-8

NYMPH:  Pheasant Tail #14-22 | Hares Ear #16-22 |Perdigon #10-14 | Zebra Midge #18-22 |Weiss BP light or dark #18-20 | Bottom Roller Phsyco Rhyco #10-14 | Chamois caddis #16-20 | TB Millers +1 Lt #16-18  | Tungsten Sally #16-18 | Iron Sally #18 | HDA Fav. Variant #12-16 |

STREAMERS: Wooly Bugger Olive & Black #10-12 | Mini Sculpin Olive & Black #10-12

Guides Hint: Lesson learned the hard way, don't ignore the fish rising in the shallow water on the inside of the bends. They're usually a lot bigger than you thought.

The Trout Fitter Staff (Updated 2024-06-09)
Lake Sabrina > Filling Up Fast and Fishing is Good

It looks a little sad at first glance, but it’s filling fast, there’s no shortage of fish, and access to the main body of the lake and the inlets us good to go. Don’t let the rising water dissuade you, the lake is spectacularly beautiful once you’re out on the water and the fishing is quite good.
HOT SPOTS - inlets, rocky points in channel, trolling natural lake.
WHAT’S WORKING - crawlers, mini jigs in natural colors, garlic PB. buoyants (like always)
Boat reservations can be made NOW at www.lakesabrinaboats.com
Fleet is 8 Motorboats and 4 pontoons - and growing. Ideally the whole fleet is in before Father’s Day.
Private boats can launch off the beach if you know what you're doing.

Parchers Resort Gang (Updated 2024-06-04)
South Lake > Fishing has been great

Fishing great the kayak or boat in the island channel and the inlets early and late in the day. It’s deep enough in the back of the lake for fish to be moving back there in increasing numbers. Don’t sleep on the rock slide or the deeper spots in front of the dam - holdovers are super nice but spread out and the stockers tend to hang around the dam before the school breaks up.
HOT SPOTS - inlets, slide, dam.
WHAT’S WORKING - panther Martins, streamers, minijigs and crawlers.
Boat reservations for South Lake can be made here or visit
Fleet is 4 pontoons and 5 motorboats. Hope to drop last toon and 5 more motorboats as soon as the water level comes up a few more feet.

Parchers Resort Gang (Updated 2024-06-04)
Intake II > 9.06 lb. Brown Trout

A 9lb 1oz Brown Trout was caught opening weekend. The fish surely flushed down from one of the reservoirs during the unprecedented runoff last year but holy mackerel....what a monster.

Parchers Resort Gang (Updated 2024-05-03)
Pleasant Valley Reservoir > Pleasant Valley Brown Trout

Don checked in with us today to share his recent catch at Pleasant Valley Reservoir.

Also as a reminder: Annual Blake Jones Trout Derby -March 23, 2024

An Eastern Sierra Tradition! Over $10K in cash & prizes – One of California’s largest single-day trout derbies. Registration, check-in and prize ceremony at Tri-County Fairgrounds. Go fish Pleasant Valley Reservoir and the Owens River. Oh this is going to be fun… Blind Bogey format with prizes for all ages.

Every year, nearly $10,000 worth of cash and prizes are awarded including float tubes, rods & reels, gift certificates to local shops and restaurants and more.  The Blake Jones derby is a blind bogey format with categories for adults and kids of all ages.  In addition to the blind bogey awards, there will be prizes for early bird registrations, farthest travel, biggest fish, even prizes for those who don’t catch any fish or choose to catch & release. 

Fish Reports Staff (Updated 2024-03-13)
Stocking Alert!

Fishing has been okay and the crowds have been nonexistent

Filling Up Fast and Fishing is Good

Fishing has been great

9.06 lb. Brown Trout

Pleasant Valley Brown Trout