Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 05/16/2012 06:24 PM
Updated by: Kim_Hamilton on 05/16/2012 06:24 PM
Expires: 01/01/2017 12:00 AM
Central Sierra/ Highway 4 Fishing Report May 15, 2012~by Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods
Ebbetts Pass is now OPEN! Our area was planted the week of 5/13 by the DFG. Listed plants are The North Fork of the Stanislaus, Beaver Creek, White Pines Lake, and Angels Creek located in Angels Camp. The campgrounds at Lake Alpine, Big Meadow, Sourgrass, and Mosquito Lakes are scheduled to open by the 25th of May but can change due to weather conditions. You must obtain a fire permit for your campsite. ..
Make your reservations now for your favorite campsite as next weekend it is Memorial Weekend and expect the sierras to be busy. Make sure you purchase your license before heading up here as we are the only store to sell licenses from Arnold up as we do experience problems with our machine occasionally.
Lake Alpine: Fishing is excellent. You can launch but the dock was not in the water as this past weekend. Bait casters should try Berkley Garlic Eggs and Garlic Power Bait, Gulp Eggs, Gulp Garlic Eggs, Gulp Garlic Power Bait, Zekes floating bait, and inflated nightcrawler on a sliding sinker rig with a 30" leader. Trollers should try using Wedding Rings, Needlefish, Cripplure, Humdinger, Berkley Grubs, Berkley Atomic Teaser (New), Berkley Trout worms, Mice Tails, Apex, and Glitter Bugs, behind a Wild Thing or small dodger or you favorite flasher. Troll slow as these fish are sluggish due to cold water. Fly fishermen should try sparrow nymphs, woolly buggers, adn bead head nymphson either a fast sink or intermedite sink line. If you have on floating line use a small splitshot to sink your line.
Spicer Res: Gate is open and boaters are able to launch but the dock is not in as of yet.Fishing is RED HOT. Trollers should try top lining with Wedding Rings, Needlefish, Apex, Glitter Bugs, Cripplure, Humdinger, Flatfish, behind a Wild Thing flasher, or your favorite flasher, tipped with either a nightcrawler, Gulp Nightcrawler, Berkley Trout Worms, Berkley Mice Tails, The New Berkley Atomic Teaser, and Berkley Maggots. Bait fishermen should try Berkley Garlic scented Power Eggs, Garlic scented Power Bait, Salmon Peach Power Bait, Gulp Garlic Eggs, Gulp Eggs, Gulp Garlic scented Power Bait, and inflated nightcrawlers on a sliding sinker rig witha 30" leader. Try using Pro-Cure and Smelly Jelly scents for better results. Fly fishermen should try woolly buggers, sparrow nymphs, ants and bead head nymphs. Try using an intermediate sinking line for best results. CAUTION. HOBART CREEK IS CLOSED UNTILL JULY 1!. This also goes for the tail water in the Lake as there is a Lake level law.Do not fish there as the trout are starting to spawn.
White Pines Lake: Located near Arnold,White Pines Lake will be planted the week of 5/13. It was hot fishing this past weekend and you should expect the same this upcoming weekend. Bait casters should try using Garlic Power Eggs, Garlic Power Bait, Gulp Eggs, Gulp Galic scented Power Bait, inflated, and inflated nightcrawlers, on a sliding sinker rig with a 30" leader. Lure fishermen should try Kastmaster's, Panther Martin Spinners, Rooster Tails, or try a fly and Cast-a-bubble combination. Fly fishermen should try woolly buggers, sparrow nymphs, ants, adams, female adams, midge flies, gnats, or bead head nymphs.
North Fork Stanislaus: Will be planted the week of 5/3. Water has been perfect. Lure casters should try Rapala's, Daiwa Minnows, Kastmasters, Panther Martin Spinners, Rooster Tails, Blue Fox, Thomas Bouyant's, and Mepps. Bait fishermen should try nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, and crickets using a splitshot rig. Fly fishermen have been having a greast time as we have been experiencing summer conditions. Try bead head woolly buggers, bead head nymphs, royal wulff, gnats,stone flies, parachute ants, flying ants, midge flies, parachute lt. cahill, blue wing olive, and caddis flies . The campground Wa Ka Luu Hep Yoo is scheduled to open by the 25th of May. Go to www.dreamflows.com to check current flows of the North Fork of the Stanislaus.
Beaver Creek: Will be planted the week of 5/13. Water levels could be higher than normal but still fishable. Fly fishermen should try ants, woolly buggers, bead head nymphs, and humpy's. Lure fishermen should try Panther Martin's, Rooster Tails, Blue Fox spinners, and Mepps spinners. Bait fishermen should try split-shotting nightcrawlers, crickets and salmon eggs.The gate is now open in Big Trees State Park to Beaver Creek.
Make plans now to attend our Annual Father's Day Derby, June 17 2012. It is the chance to catch the fish of a lifetime and fun for all.
We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you.
You can contact us at 209-795-1686. Our e-mail has changed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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