WEATHER It turned and has continued to be cold and windy this week. We even got a little snow this weekend. It has all melted, but made for a touchy weekend of fishing. The weatherman is calling for continued unsettled weather. Daytime temps have been in the 50’s with nighttimes in the 30’s. One night over the weekend got down to 19. The wind is pretty stiff today.
BISHOP CREEK The water is still running pretty hard because of the work on the dam and SCE is keeping the lake ready for the runoff that will come when it finally turns warm (and it will eventually). The water remains a little cloudy but the fish are there. For those who have braved the cold the fishing has been pretty good. Sizes are nice in the half to three quarter pound range, with a few Alpers coming out. Nightcrawlers are still the best bait and Salmon Eggs have been doing pretty good. Panther Martins have done well in the shallower areas of the creek especially close to the banks.
SOUTH LAKE The fishing has really been picking up at the inlet area. Powerbait and Worms have been bringing in lots of stringers and the sizes have been good. Haven’t seen any lunkers but the sizes are nice. Anglers tossing silver-blue Thomas Buoyants have been doing well. Construction is moving forward on the dam face and is pretty interesting to watch. Great crew of guys working on it.
LAKE SABRINA The water level is still very low but the fishing has continued to be the best in the area. Nightcrawlers and Salmon Eggs are best with a lot of fish being caught with Powerbait. There was a lunker Brown over 7 lbs caught on Powerbait this weekend. No boats yet but they will be there as soon as the weather turns and the water level comes up.
NORTH LAKE Road is still closed with a few rocks and a small amount of snow to be removed. The lake is ice free and the fishing has been very good for those who are taking the hike. Powerbait and Thomas Buoyant lures have been very productive.
INTAKE TWO Fishing has been excellent with Powerbait or an olive Wooley Bugger behind a bobber. More float tubers this year than most, they must be finding out that tubing gets them into the areas that hide a lot of fish on the other side. Most anglers reporting great fishing
BIG FISH Johnjay Crawford of Simi Valley came in with a great 3 lb. 11 oz. Rainbow he caught out of Bishop Creek by the Lodge. He was using a gold Kastmaster.