Shaver Lake/Huntington Lake
Kokanee • • • Trout • •
The good news is the arrival of a heavy plant of catchable rainbows from the state next week. For now, Dick Nichols of Dick’s Fishing Charters put two clients from Santa Maria onto limits of kokanee to 13 inches, a 14.5-inch German brown and a 13-inch rainbow. He found them near the Island in 90 feet of water with Captain Jack’s Double Super Hoochies or orange Apex lures behind a mini-Mountain flasher on the downrigger. Bank fishermen have landed several trophy trout that were planted a few weeks back with Power Bait or night crawlers near Road One. The leading fish in the Fresno Ag Hardware /SLTTP season derby is a 16.2-pounder. Weigh stations are at Shaver Lake Sports, Young’s Sporting Goods and Ken’s Market , all in Shaver. At Huntington, Merritt Gilbert of Valley Rod & Gun reported low water conditions and snowy and muddy banks have limited interest. The brown trout anglers will be on the move soon. The low water conditions have resulted in the first cancellation in the 61 years of the Huntington Lake Sailing Regattas this summer, and the launch ramp may not be available this summer. Shaver is at 62% of capacity and Huntington 42%.
Call: Dick’s Fishing Charters 841-2740; Rancheria Marina 893-3234; Shaver Lake Sports Inc. 841-2740
Trout • •
The gates are closed on McKinley Grove Road at Dinkey Creek, and Wishon and Courtright are inaccessible. With the minimal snow pack, the gates should be open within a few weeks.
Brown trout • • Trout • •
Kaiser Pass is closed and access to the lakes is limited to snowmobiles. Edison rose to 7%, Florence rose slightly to 12% and Mammoth Pool rose to 60%.
Call: Vermilion Valley Resort at Edison Lake 259-4000