North Lake / Bishop Area

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Lake Name: North Lake      Elevation: 9,255

Road condition: Paved to gravel; a steep, narrow and windy road for 1.5 miles.

Day hike fishing:

Region: White Mountain Ranger District (760) 876-6200 Area/description: Bishop Creek drainage

Lake size: 7 acres   Species: Rainbows, Browns and Brookies

Closest town or supplies: Local resorts or Bishop

Contacts: Parcher’s Resort (760) 872-0334; South Lake Landing; : Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center (760) 873-8405; Barret’s Outfitters (760) 872-3830; Brock’s Flyfishing Specialists (760) 872-3581; Culver’s Sporting Goods (760) 872-8361; Mac’s Sporting Goods (760) 872-9201

Facilities: Pack station

Nearest campground: North Lake Campground and picnic area – camping restricted to tents only.

Boating: No motorized boats; float tubes allowed

Fishing season: General        Best times:

Tips: Fish the area with stumps.

Favorite lures or bait: Use small lures such as Kastmasters, Daredevils and Panther-Martins.  Bring smaller lures, but have a variety of color combinations to entice both shallow and deep cruising trout. (See Category: Fishing Tips – Best Lures and Bait)

Favorite fly patterns: Fly & Bubble technique with small nymphs such as Hare’s Ear, Zug Bug, Bead-Head Prince Nymph, Pheasant Tail or a Tellico Shrimp (See Category: Fishing Tips – Best Fly Patterns and Techniques)

Stocking information: 11,000+

Additional information:

Nearby fishing: Bishop Creek, Sabrina Lake, South Lake

Directions: : From Highway 395 in Bishop, turn left (west) on Highway 168 (Line Street) and travel 17 miles to North Lake Road.  Continue on the steep, narrow and windy road for approximately 1.5 miles.


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This page contains a single entry by David Archer published on January 20, 2008 8:04 PM.

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