Antelope Lake / South of Susanville

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Antelope Lake

Elevation: 5,000

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Road condition:   Paved   

Region: South of Susanville, west of Highway 395 and north of Davis Lake, Antelope Lake is out of the way and most certainly worth the extra driving time         

Area/description: A beautiful alpine setting in a less traveled area, Antelope Lake offers a more intimate fishing experience for those anglers with small prams or canoes.

Lake size: 930 acres with 15 miles of shoreline   Depth:     

Species: Planted rainbows and brook trout, browns,  largemouth bass and small mouth bass, along with catfish and panfish.  The lake offers good fishing for trout in the early summer and fall, and during the hotter months of summer bass fishing can be good.

Closest town or supplies: Quincy, Crescent Mills, Taylorville or Susanville

Contacts: Mt. Hough Ranger District (530) 283-0555;

Facilities: Taylorville: Young’s Market (530) 284-7024

Nearest campgrounds: Boulder Creek Campground, Lone Rock Campground, Long Point Campground

Boating: A boat launch is located on the north shore at Lost Creek Cove. 

Fishing season: General season     Best times: Early and late season for trout and bass during the hot summer months.

Tips: The best shore fishing is from the dam along the southern shore and the north shore in the Lost Creek area.  Trollers do well trolling small lures or nightcrawlers with flashers.

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Favorite fly patterns:

Stocking information: 20,000+ annually with 50,000 Eagle Lake fingerlings

Additional information:

Nearby fishing: Indian Creek below the dam provides good fishing for small trout.  A two-lane road follows the creek south into Genessee Valley on the way to Taylorville, southwest of Antelope Valley Dam.

Directions: From Highway 395 at the junction with Highway 70, drive ___ miles north past Honey Lake towards Janesville.  Look for County Road 208 one mile south of Janesville.  Look for a sign to Antelope Lake, and turn left on County Road 208.  Drive 15 miles to a Y in the road.  Turn left at the Y and drive 4 miles to the northwest end of the lake.



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This page contains a single entry by David Archer published on April 15, 2008 1:28 PM.

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