|Fly fishing can be spectacular in
various area waters and whether you prefer to
present dries, a nymph, or strip streamers, there
are plenty of Rainbow, Brown, Brook and even Hybrid
Golden Trout to fool. The Bishop Creek canyon has
water perfect for experienced and novice fly fishers
Wild Brook Trout
13-Acre North Lake, a very popular location for
The Bishop Creek Canyon has
several options for the still water fly angler.
South Lake, Lake Sabrina, North Lake and Intake II
are all full of both wild and stocked trout that are
eager to take a well presented fly. The use of Float
Tubes is especially popular in area lakes as they
allow the angler tremendous mobility and stealth for
still water situations. While hatches early and late
in the day offer a great opportunity for dry fly
presentations, stripping streamers such as Wooly
Buggers or Olive Matukas are deadly for line peeling
By far the most popular spot in
the Canyon for Fly Anglers is Weir Pond. This small
lake is located just 1/2 mile above Parchers Resort.
The name of the game here is wading. This shallow
lake is only a few feet deep all the way across and
any angler with a pair of chest waders can access
nearly the entire lake. Wild Brook Trout and Brown
Trout are prevalent here but stocked rainbows and
trophy Alpers trout are also seen cruising the weed
lines and stumps.
Another great spot for wading is
the beaver pond adjacent to Willow Campground only
1/2 mile below Parchers Resort.
in the Fall
Pocket Water on Bishop Creek
Not to be overlooked is Bishop
Creek itself. Between the Middle and South Forks
there are 20 miles of perfect fly angling stream.
From fast moving pocket water to deep meandering
creek with undercut banks, the forks of Bishop Creek
have it all.
slow water near North Lake
Backcountry fly fishing is a
favorite for many anglers as once you've passed the
point where the road ends and the trail begins,
you're officially in wild trout country! With over
fifty backcountry lakes in the Bishop Creek drainage
alone, there are a lot of choices. Whether you're
looking for an easy hike for small brookies or the
chance to hook a huge backcountry brown, the
opportunity is here!
Lakes, Bishop Creek Canyon
Creek Golden Trout
Many other world famous fisheries
are within reach of the Bishop Creek Canyon. Crowley
Lake, the Owens River and Hot Creek are just a few
of the world class fly fishing waters in the