Fish & Trail Report
Bishop Creek Canyon
Fish & Trail Report
The mild snowpack and warm weather has all of the trials and local passes open in our canyon. Conditions a much more akin to July than mid June. We've heard it's getting a little buggy with lots of skeeters in Dusy Basin but thankfully not that many mosquitos at resort levels on the east side of Bishop Pass.
Lots of JMT and PCT hikers have been shipping us their resupplies so it's safe to say that the hiking season is in full swing, even if crowds are still a tad on the light side.
Sabrina Basin and Humphrey's Basin are both reported to be mostly accessible.
Parking is back to normal up at South Lake. Make sure to adhere to posted signs as there is dedicated parking for both day use and overnigh use. As always, overflow overnight parking is available along South Lake Road anywhere BELOW the Parchers Resort entrance. Overnight parking is prohibited between Parchers and South Lake.
No change in the lake level this week, in fact it might have actually come down a few inches. We're anxious to see if the storage forecast turns out to be accurate or not, only time will tell. It's always a guess with so many variables involved, but our fingers are crossed we can still get the docks out within the next couple weeks.
Fishing has been ok for some, slow for others. There are certainly holdovers lurking in the depths, but the lake hasn't been stocked yet.
We are still several weeks away from private boaters having a chance to launch. At this point we're a little bullish on whether that will happen at all.
Hot Spots: Boiler Cove. Inlet
Hot Lures: Thomas Buoyants, Minijigs, Kastmasters
Best Flies: Bead-Head Nymphs, large black ants.
Best Baits: Gulp Pinched Crawlers.
Trolling: No boats yet.
Lots of little Brook Trout on the chew with the occasional Rainbow and Brown but it's been super quiet up there.
Folks working the stream and moving frequently are catching and releasing lots of little Browns and Brookies with the occasional Rainbow. We have some fish from Idaho coming soon which should improve the bite considerably.
Crowded but some decent catch counts.
The only report we received was SLOW.
--Fish Stocking Update—
Periodic DFW plants are happening, but when and how much we don't really know. We have fish from Idaho coming throughout the summer and if the water levels come up some Oregon fish too.
The Parchers Crew