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doccjc
06-04-2006, 10:06 PM
Hello ,

Have a week in July,,was planning on taking my son fishing,, maybe the Tahoe Area? *I'm looking for some recommendations...We'd like to rent a cabin,,,wake up early,,stroll down to a lake,river,,, and catch some trout. *Does not have to be Lake Tahoe area,,, *just looking for a great lake,,,for some great memories

Thanks.....

*Have yet to take the boy to the Tahoe area,,,, *was thinking maybe worth having a guided fishing trip? maybe for the day,,, any thoughts?

flatcom
06-05-2006, 03:33 AM
when you said trout vacation, there is only one place that comes to my mind: eagle lake. good shore access, good campsites, boat rentals, and big trout. plenty of guides to choose from and lotsa cabins to stay at. go to eaglelakefishing.info and eaglelakeheritage.com for more info

cutbow_master
06-05-2006, 09:47 AM
You might try Twin Lakes which is south of Tahoe. They have cabins, boat rentals, and big trout if you are lucky.

Chuck

Trout_Shark
06-05-2006, 10:02 AM
when you said trout vacation, there is only one place that comes to my mind: eagle lake. good shore access, good campsites, boat rentals, and big trout. plenty of guides to choose from and lotsa cabins to stay at. go to eaglelakefishing.info and eaglelakeheritage.com for more info

Great idea, that would be my recommendation also. Have fun! ;)

Fish_R_Us
06-05-2006, 11:49 AM
You should be able to get a load of sugestions here. Just remember, you don't have to spend alot of money to share quality time w/ your son. It's the small things that he's gonna remember. Just give him a mudpuddle and some rocks - he'll stay amused for hours. Just let him experiment and don't jump on him if he's doing it wrong - he just might out do you for that day! Kids get bored fast. Find someplace where he can catch a stringer full of bluegills - that's alot better than catchin 1 (or none) all day. You can then clean them and cook them up later, it's all part of the deal.

hookncook
06-05-2006, 02:32 PM
definitly try mammoth. it has great camping and condos.the creeks up there are lowded with big old browns and rainbows

Schu
06-05-2006, 02:32 PM
I hear Edison has a good variety of trout species. Eagle Lake sounds good also. I used to fish in the June Lake loop alot.

Are there Browns and Cuts in Eagle Lake ?

hoghunter3
06-05-2006, 03:29 PM
Almanor and Bucks are both good bets

natureboy
06-05-2006, 05:14 PM
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troutfan
06-05-2006, 05:57 PM
I hear Edison has a good variety of trout species. Eagle Lake sounds good also. I used to fish in the June Lake loop alot.

Are there Browns and Cuts in Eagle Lake ?
The only game fish in Eagle is the Eagle Lake strain Rainbow and they are the best fighting and best tasting trout you will find. ;)

Schu
06-05-2006, 06:07 PM
Troutfan,
Like the Amador Cutbow ?
The Fish Snifer Lake Map says bag limit of 2 ?

flatcom
06-06-2006, 03:46 AM
schu, eagle lake trout are native to that lake. they fight like an ocean salmon and have the orange meat of them. if you hook one, just hold on and watch 100ft of your line disappear in seconds :o. them cutbows were probably made in mason jar ;D. eagle lake isn't close but its worth it

troutfan
06-06-2006, 04:31 AM
You might try Twin Lakes which is south of Tahoe. *They have cabins, boat rentals, and big trout if you are lucky.

Chuck

You can also fish Bridgeport Reservoir which has far better fishing than Twin. *Twin lakes and the "res." are about 13 miles apart. *Twin lakes has the breathtaking scenery and Bridgeport has the "footballs".
http://www.bridgeportreservoir.com/
http://img316.imageshack.us/img316/2675/bridgeportres8ms.jpg

doccjc
06-06-2006, 08:45 PM
Thanks for all of the replies,,,,,, what a great site,, I have many choices to choose from.....Thanks again

Schu
06-07-2006, 08:50 AM
Flatcom

them cutbows were probably made in mason jar . eagle lake isn't close but its worth it

They are raised in tanks and are trained to feed at 11:00 AM. They are big and fight like bass. One of man's greatest creations. Sporting not really.... fun yes. So what is the actual bag limit at Eagle Lake ?

troutfan
06-07-2006, 09:26 AM
Two per day and four in possesion.

Schu
06-07-2006, 10:08 AM
At that size I guess 2 is enough. 4 is plenty to take home.

FishSierras
06-08-2006, 12:59 PM
You might try Twin Lakes which is south of Tahoe. *They have cabins, boat rentals, and big trout if you are lucky.

Chuck

You can also fish Bridgeport Reservoir which has far better fishing than Twin. *Twin lakes and the "res." are about 13 miles apart. *Twin lakes has the breathtaking scenery and Bridgeport has the "footballs".
http://www.bridgeportreservoir.com/
http://img316.imageshack.us/img316/2675/bridgeportres8ms.jpg


I would have to agree that this area (Bridgeport, Mammoth, and Convict area) provides many opportunities for cabin fishing. Also, with so many lakes and streams in a relatively close area, one could travel and see the beauty of the sierras instead of staying in just one spot. One day up at Twin for huge trout, the next day at Virginia lakes for some hiking, and then the next visit the Hott Creek Hatchery (if it's still open). Kids love to see the hatchery fish as do grown up fishermen like myself.

CenCoast_Angler
06-08-2006, 01:33 PM
My Eastern Sierra reccomendations:
1. Kennedy Meadows off HWY 108
2. Virginia Lakes off 395, near the 108
3. Twin Lakes, near Bridgeport

That is...if you want to catch trout in the E Sierra. And don't want to have to walk too far from the campsite/cabin.
There is a great resort called Doc and Al's on Robinson Creek, above Bridgeport Res. It rents cabins on the creek and has a campground. Virginia Lakes Resort is cool too.


PK

troutfan
06-08-2006, 01:41 PM
You might try Twin Lakes which is south of Tahoe. *They have cabins, boat rentals, and big trout if you are lucky.

Chuck

You can also fish Bridgeport Reservoir which has far better fishing than Twin. *Twin lakes and the "res." are about 13 miles apart. *Twin lakes has the breathtaking scenery and Bridgeport has the "footballs".
http://www.bridgeportreservoir.com/
http://img316.imageshack.us/img316/2675/bridgeportres8ms.jpg


I would have to agree that this area (Bridgeport, Mammoth, and Convict area) provides many opportunities for cabin fishing. Also, with so many lakes and streams in a relatively close area, one could travel and see the beauty of the sierras instead of staying in just one spot. One day up at Twin for huge trout, the next day at Virginia lakes for some hiking, and then the next visit the Hott Creek Hatchery (if it's still open). Kids love to see the hatchery fish as do grown up fishermen like myself.
Bishop Creek 17 miles west of Bishop has some spectacular scenery and some of the best trout fishing in the Sierras. Bishop Creek Lodge and Parchers Resort have cabins right on the creek.

Schu
06-08-2006, 05:40 PM
From Bridgeport go back west on the 120 and hit Saddlebag Lake.
http://home.earthlink.net/~jjschu/fish/Saddlebag.JPG

Then go back down the 395 south to Silver lake in the June Lake Loop.
http://home.earthlink.net/~jjschu/fish/Silver Lake1.JPG
http://home.earthlink.net/~jjschu/fish/Silver Lake2.JPG

Then on to Mammoth, and on to Bishop Creek area.

I like South Lake in the Bishop Creek area.
http://home.earthlink.net/~jjschu/fish/South Lake.JPG

CenCoast_Angler
06-09-2006, 11:51 AM
When was that pic of Saddlebag taken? Not this year, I bet. It is probably still snowed in, considering it is about 9000 ft elevation.
I was there a couple years ago in late August and the water was so low, you could see these HUGE trout (looked like brookies) cruising the surface at the dam. They wouldn't bite anything though.
I like to take the ferry acrsoo the lake and hike up into those remote, little lakes (tons of em!) and fish the day then back down to Saddlebag to fish the inlet creek in the afternoon, while waiting for the ferry to come back.
Very cool area!

PK

cutbow_master
06-09-2006, 09:02 PM
Can't go wrong with any of the replies, great pics! Anyone know when blue lakes will be open?


CM

Kneedeep
06-09-2006, 10:33 PM
doccjc if your son is old enough and you like stream fishing for trout, try Downieville on hwy 49 north of Nevada city. The road between Downieville and Sierra city follows the yuba river and many beautiful holes are easily accesable. You can find lodging in Downieville or at the lure or Shangra-La Cabins or in Sierra City. If you prefer camp at Union flats campground or Loganville campgrounds between the 7 miles of the two gold towns, plenty of good food in either town. Use night crawlers or hilgramites for browns and salmon eggs for bows. Check the regs for the upper part of the river near sierra city and ladys canion creek, there is a barbless artifical lure only above ladys canion creek in the yuba. Hope you and your son have as much fun as me and my dad have had there if you choose to fish there. Kneedeep :) :)

Schu
06-11-2006, 03:57 PM
PK,
The photo was taken in Early July of last year.
I have never been there in August. If you would have told me that those big fish were biting, I would have to go see for myself in late summer.
In fact I have never gone up in the mountains in the late summer.
Do the fish get inactive everywhere up there that time of year ?
Have you ever done the hike from Saddlebag in to the 100 lakes area ?
I have thought about it myself but do not want to hike alone.

fulltroutjones
06-11-2006, 04:36 PM
Kennedy meadows *and the upper sac in redding for native rainbows are two great trout destinations that have never failed me...