Ruby Lake / Rock Creek Lake Drainage

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Lake Name: Ruby Lake    Elevation: 11,121

Road condition:   Paved to trailhead   Hike difficulty: Mostly easy

Day hike fishing: 1.5 miles on the Mosquito Flat Trailhead above Rock Creek Lake

Region: White Mountain Ranger District    Area/description: Rock Creek Canyon / Little Lakes Canyon / John Muir Wilderness

Lake size: 35 acres    Species: Browns and Brookies and Rainbows

Closest town or supplies: Rock Creek Lakes Resort; Bishop

Contacts: Rock Creek Lakes Lodge (760) 935-4311; Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center (760) 873-8405

Facilities: Lodge, marina, grocery store, bait and tackle, coin-laundry, coin-showers, RV campground

Nearest campground: Rock Creek Campground

Fishing season: General        Best times: Late spring and fall

Tips: Fish the outlet

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: Good dry fly action or 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)

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Nearby fishing: Rock Creek Lake; Mack Lake, Heart Lake

Directions: From Bishop take Highway 395 nine miles to the Rock Creek Road exit at Tom’s Place.  Proceed 8 miles to the lake. Follow the Mosquito Flat Trail 1.5 miles to Mack Lake.  Follow the Ruby Lake Trail from Mack Lake.


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This page contains a single entry by David Archer published on January 20, 2008 8:19 PM.

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