Fish Report-Freshwater, Oct. 13

TOP NEWS: Fishing pressure remains very light and the reports have been scanty. Overall, the bite has just been slow to fair. Brookies and browns in area lakes are stacked up at stream mouths and moving up into streams for the spawn. For bait and lure anglers, the top bets in the region have continued to be the Virginia Lakes, which is continuing to show a lot of holdover fish, Twin Lakes at Bridgeport, Silver and Grant lakes in the June Loop for occasional bigger brown trout, Convict Lake continues to produce some nice quality fish, and Bishop Creek and Rock Creek are pretty fair for skilled stream anglers who are getting browns and holdover rainbows. Fly anglers are seeing a good bite in the low flows of the East Walker below Bridgeport Reservoir with most fish 12 to 16 inches but a few bigger. Many are reporting 20-fish days. Crowley Lake is very good for browns, rainbows, and cutthroats with a lot of fish to 20 inches or better. It’s also color season in the Sierra with autumn colors in full swing, especially at the higher elevations.

Big fishing of the week: At Convict Lake, Shari Lambert from Riverside landed an 8-4 rainbow on chartreuse PowerBait off the north shore. 

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