Fish Report-Freshwater, Oct. 21

TOP NEWS: Fishing pressure remains very light and the reports have been scanty. Overall, the bite has just been slow. 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 to three pounds, Twin Lakes at Bridgeport, Silver and Grant lakes in the June Loop for the occasional bigger brown trout, Convict Lake continues to produce some nice quality fish but just fair numbers overall, 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 fair to 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.

Big fishing of the week: At Convict Lake, Eva Knight from Oceanside caught an 8-12 rainbow on a yellow Thomas Buoyant while fishing at the Inlet.

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