Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods

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Fishing report

Conditions, catches, and recent trout plants

Welcome to Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods report on fishing and what's working at all your favorite spots along the Highway 4 corridor.

Monday June 20, 2017

Lake Alpine is now free of ice and ready to fish. Camping is still limited, we will update you when conditions change.

White Pines has been excellent fishing due to recent trout plants and is due to be planted the week of 6/18/2017. Blagen Road is closed just past the park due to a washout. You can still access all of White Pines Lake by walking around on the trails. The North Fork Of The Stanislaus has been tough due to high water. The fishermen that have stuck with the river and fished hard have been rewarded with some nice trout.

 Spicer Reservoir road is washed out and originally due to open Dec. 2018, but we understand they will have the road open sometime in July. This is exciting news and fishing should be awesome.  The road just past Sourgrass is washed out. You can go on the US Forestry Department website to see the road closures and the tentative completion date. We will still have an awesome fishing this year. Don't let these closures affect your year. There will still be places to fish and camp.

Plan to purchase your fishing license ahead of time. We are the only retailer on the Highway 4 corridor that sell them and never know when our machine could go down.

Stop by Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods for all of your outdoor and fishing needs. Let Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods be your one stop shop for everything from camping, freshwater fishing, and fly fishing.   We carry a broad line of fly fishing products including rods, reels, and waders from Redington, St. Croix rods, extensive fly assortment,  and everything you need for your trout fishing experience. We now carry Buff UV multifunctional headwear for protection against damage from extended sun exposure. We also stock a wide range of Hi Tech Footwear, and along with our new footwear,  Cobian Footwear. We also stock Suncloud Polarized Sunglasses, along with a wide array of various brand sunglasses. Check out our huge selection of Berkley Power Bait and a wide selection of trout and bass lures. We carry Daiwa rods and reels along with other major brands.


For more local information go to our front page and click on the Fishing Resources. Then click on the Take Me Fishing tab. Then click on the map and in the address tab type in 925 Hwy 4 Arnold CA 95223. The map will show White Pines Lake. From here you can move the map up the Highway to all fishing locations. For rigging information and knots click on the fishing tab and under the learn tab go to to the learn to fish and click on that tab. This will show various ways to tie knots and how to set up rigs for any kind of fishing. Click on the tab, How To Fly Fish section. There is great deal of information on this page with instruction included with video.  Feel free to contact us any time.

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WHITE PINES: Due to be planted the week of 6/18/2017. Bait fishermen should try using Berkley Garlic scented Power Bait, Garlic scented Eggs, Mice Tails, Gulp Eggs, Corn scented Power Bait, and nightcrawlers using a sliding sinker rig. Be sure to use any of the assorted scents we carry to enhance your fishing experience. Lure fishermen should try Kastmasters, Panther Martin spinners, Rooster Tails, and Thomas Buoyant. Fly fishermen should try using woolly buggers, adams, blue wing olive, nymphs, and ants.

LAKE ALPINE: Thawed and clear of ice. Due to be planted the week of 6/18/2017. Bait casters should try Berkley Garlic Power Bait, Garlic Eggs, Gulp Eggs, Mice Tails, Berkley Salon Eggs Peach Power Bait, Grape Nymph, Salmon Eggs Scent Red Power Bait using a sliding sinker rig or a cast-a-bubble rig. You can also float a nightcrawler using a worm blower or use a scented marshmallow or Berkley Power Egg. Lure casters should try Kastmasters, Rooster Tails, Panther Martin's, Thomas Buoyants, Jakes Lures. Fly fishermen should tru woolly buggers, sparrow nymphs and bead head nymphs. Remember fish slow as the water is still very cold and the fish are lethargic.

SPICER RES.: Closed for the season due to washed out road conditions

NORTH FORK OF THE STANISLAUS: was planted 6/4/2017 and due to be planted the week of 6/28/2017.  Water levels are very high so use caution while fishing. Lure fishermen should try Panther Martin Spinners, Rooster Tails, Kastmasters, Vibrax Bullet Fly spinners, and Mepps. Bait fishermen should try Salmon Eggs, night crawlers, Berkley Garlic Eggs, Mice Tails, Gulp Eggs, and Garlic Power Bait using a split shot rig.

BEAVER CREEK:   Beaver Creek was planted the week of 5/21/2017 and is due to be planted the week of 6/4/2017. Beaver Creek is running very high and fast due to snow melt.




ANGELS CREEK:  Due to be planted week of 6/18/2017

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