Eastern Sierra Fish Reports

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Lake Sabrina > Gate is Open to Sabrina, But Water is Still Frozen

The gate to Lake Sabrina is open but the water is still frozen! Summer is so close!

Fish Reports Staff (Updated 2021-04-19)
Intake II > Intake II is Ice Free

Intake II is ice free and beautiful this morning!

Fish Reports Staff (Updated 2021-04-06)
Owens River > Lower Owens River

Sierra Drifters checked in today:

Lower Owens River. There are all day midge hatches taking place along with Blue Wing Olive and Caddis hatches now starting to show. Flows have been good in both areas with some hungry spring-time trout eagerly feeding on properly presented flies.

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Doug Rodricks (Updated 2021-04-06)
Bishop Creek > Closing day 2020!!

We at Parchers Resort and South Lake Bishop feel so much gratitude for all of you for helping us turn this crazy season into a great one. It’s hard to adequately express how thankful we are for the support.

We hope to see you all back again in 2021 for more high country adventures!

Parchers Resort Gang (Updated 2020-10-26)
South Lake > South Lake Fishing Report

The lake level is down a couple feet but is still pretty close to full making for good fishing conditions. The nights have been cooler down in the mid 40’s and highs this past week peaked in the mid 70’s which seems to have improved the bite. It likely didn’t hurt that we received another load of Idaho Rainbows this week with more fish from both Oregon and Idaho on the way shortly. Rumors of DFW possibly dropping some fish are also making the rounds but we’ll have to wait and see.
Big fish of the week was a solid 5lb 11oz Rainbow caught by David Berning of Encinitas, CA on a Red/Gold Thomas Buoyant. Not far behind was his dad Mark Berning with a 4lb 7oz Rainbow caught on the same lure. Several other lunkers in the 3 to 5lb class were also caught this past week.
The launch ramp is open most days for private boaters but parking can be an issue and they have periodically closed the ramp to do paving work. There is no schedule or any way of knowing so its just a blind gamble if you try to launch.
Hot Spots: Dam, Rock Slide, Inlets.
Hot Lures: Thomas Buoyants, Minijigs, Kastmasters
Best Flies: Grasshoppers, Midges, Bead-Head Nymphs, Blank ants.
Best Baits: Berkley Micetails, Nightcrawlers, Garlic PB, Gulp Pinched Crawlers.
Trolling: Worms, needlefish, Thomas Buoyants between 5 - 10 colors.

Parchers Resort Gang (Updated 2020-08-30)
Pleasant Valley Reservoir > Owen's River and PVR Report

Tayo Ortega sent us in a report:

Had a great couple of days fishing the Owen's River and PVR. Lost a couple of big ones, even had a big bow on the shore line that popped the hook as I fumbled him back into the water  Lol conservatively, 16in./4+lbs...I need a net.

Worms, black & brown trout magnet jigs, & Panther Martin for the wins.

Fish Reports Staff (Updated 2020-07-28)
Gate is Open to Sabrina, But Water is Still Frozen

Intake II is Ice Free

Lower Owens River

Closing day 2020!!

South Lake Fishing Report

Owen's River and PVR Report