October 16, 2020

June LakeĀ Area

REPORT AS OF 10/9/20

Weather Report

Don't forget your water bottles and sunscreen as you hit the lakes, rivers and creeks. The water's reflection seems to like to help the sun in its constant attempts to turn us all bright red and leave us sadly remembering the trip. If you are fishing from a boat, don't forget the life jackets for the kids!

June Lake Loop - June, Silver, Gull & Grant Lakes, Rush Creek

Hello fellow anglers, Fall is definitely here. Renee and I took a trip through Alpine County last week to enjoy the fall colors. Many trees have turned, while others are just starting to get their true colors. To get a good look at the viewing, venture up through highway 88 from Woodfords to Caples Lake. Another good area of fall color viewing is from Woodfords on highway 89 up to Kinney reservoir on highway 4 . While you're up there, make sure you take the trip up and over Monitor pass. Make sure you bring some warmer clothing, when we left the Carson Valley area it was 88 degrees. When we arrived at Caples Lake, the temperature was 69 degrees. This weekend may be a little chillier. I have some news for all anglers that enjoy fishing the East fork of the Carson River in California. Next Saturday October 17th, the local community will be holding their 1st annual river clean up day. They are asking for volunteers to help clean up the river of any trash that might have been left behind. This includes cans, bottles, bags, cigarette butts, powerbait jars, fishing line to bottle caps. Your efforts will not go unrewarded. The Carson River Resort and the Creekside Inn have pitched in together to have a BBQ with hotdogs and burgers with all the trimmings for those who volunteer. Anyone interested in helping with the cleanup can meet at the Carson River Resort at 10 AM on Saturday October 17th to be divided into teams and will be given their designated area of clean up. If you need any more information, please call Phil Elfstrom at the Carson River Resort at 530-694-2229. This is a great event for families as well as individual fellow anglers. See you on the river without a pole in hand. at least for one afternoon.

SILVER LAKE: Silver Lake Resort, 760)648-7625. Marina hours 7 - 6. Closing for season 10/26. The Resort resumed full operations on Sat. with over 40 three to six pounders brought to their scale that day and doesn't account for others not brought in. Andrew reports it's been great from both shore and boat primarily tossing Night Crawlers, Garlic Pinched Crawlers, Powerbaits, and red and gold Thomas Buoyant and with the cooler October temps the fish are not as deep. To help these fine folks have a good season finale, stop in the store for provisions and tackle and chow down in the cafe on the best breakfast and lunch this side of Yosemite.

The water level has come down, and the boat ramp is almost out of the water. Recommended for only small vessels only. The fishing has picked up for rainbows from the shore. Powerbait or salmon eggs have been most productive. Spinners or kastmasters have also been working.

GULL LAKE: Gull Lake Marina, 760)648-7539. They're open 7 - 6 until at least 10/18 and plan on bringing in one more load of Oregon Rainbows prior to that. Claire and Maddie at the Marina also laid out a terrific weekend of fishing and catching of big fish. Most popular methods include bait fishing pink and white Mice Tails and Salmon Peach Powerbait along with trolling red and gold Thomas Bouyants.

JUNE LAKE AREA: June Lake Marina, 760)648-7726. Hours of operation here are 7 - 5 through Oct. 25th. The Marina has done more than their part to boost trout fishing this season by releasing trophy trout from their pens on top of what they received from Oregon. Mitch tells me they had a great weekend of fishing as well seeing plenty of those trophies coming to their scale.

JUNE LAKE: Big Rock Resort, 760)648-7717. Hours here are 7 - 6 and planning on remaining open thru 11/1. Looks like they may be operating the longest this year. Alisa and her dad Mike, described a good fishing weekend. As has been the case all Summer trolling lead core or down riggers early has been the most consistent for bigger Rainbows and Cutts. Where a month ago down 45' to 50' Mike says now about 25' to 30' and should be good throughout the day.

GRANT LAKE: Marina and campground are closed however there is still access to the lake via dirt roads to the shoreline. Not much to report out of Grant except what Dan of Dan's Guide Service has had going. Having just started back up Saturday we had a good trip that evening. Monday evening he took his client Tracey out and she nailed a five to six pound Rainbow trolling a streamer with a fly rod. Apparently she had quite the epic battle bringing it to net after about ten minutes. Dan will be on the lake till the end of fishing season weather permitting and can be reached at 661)478-0036.

RUSH CREEK: Creek fishing has been slow since state stocking stopped except for a few resident Browns and Rainbows or an occasional Oregon Bow making its way down from Silver Lake. We are anticipating the annual October run of Browns coming up from Grant and down from Silver soon. Best to check in with us at Ernie's to get the scoop on this.

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