Bishop Creek Canyon
The Bishop Creek Canyon holds some of the most spectacular fishing opportunities in the Eastern Sierra. Five lakes and twenty miles of stream allows for plenty of angling options. The fishing is fantastic from the opener in April all the way through the end of the season in November. Bait, lures, plastics, flies and trolling plugs all catch fish in the canyon so no matter what kind of fishing you prefer, you can do it here!
|South Lake has been a favorite of many anglers for decades. The clear blue water is teeming with rainbow, brook and the elusive brown trout. There is ample shore access at the 170 acre South Lake but some of the best spots are only accessible by boat. Kayaks, float tubes and private boats are a common sight on South. There is a tackle shop and rental fleet, at South Lake. The launch facility is adequate for most boats and there is a $5 voluntary launch fee. The lake record Brown Trout is 17lbs 1oz caught back in 1998. Fish at least that big have been spotted in the past few years so that record may fall at any time. Click Here for more information on South Lake.
South Fork of Bishop Creek
To many visitors, fishing the canyon means casting a line into one of the many pools on the South Fork Bishop Creek. The South Fork begins at South Lake and flows down canyon approximately seven miles before joining with the middle fork. The South Fork has slow meandering stretches, fast pocket water and some large deep pools so no matter what type of water you prefer, it’s here. The creek is typically stocked by the California DFG weekly with rainbow trout and every other week with Alpers Trophy Trout in the 2-8lb class. Wild brook and brown trout can also be found in the creek.
Another exceptional fishery in the canyon is Lake Sabrina. At 195 surface acres, Sabrina is the largest lake in the Canyon. Amazing views make Sabrina a popular spot with photographers but the fishing is what brings most visitors. Rainbow, Brown and Brook trout can be found in the lake. There is plenty of shore access at Sabrina but the folks at Lake Sabrina Boat Landing have a fleet of rental boats and kayaks to make getting to the honey holes much easier. There is also a well maintained boat launch, cafe and tackle shop at Sabrina.Click here to learn more about Lake Sabrina.
Epic South Lake
South Fork Bishop Creek