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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 September 16 2022


       FIRE season is now on. The Forestry Department has shut down all burning and have currently closed the forest to all shooting. Please be careful with all fires. Also, Sierra Pacific Industries have now closed all of their land to the Public. All due to the extreme fire danger.


       Lake Alpine has been planted every week since July 4th including a 1800 pound plant by The Alpine Fish and Game Commission and will be planted again every week thru August 12th. Loads of fish and fishing has been excellent.

       The North Fork of the Stanislaus has been  planted consistently for weeks. Lots of fish planted in our river

     Hobart will now open on the Saturday preceding Memorial Day and stop on September 15th. Hobart never had opened until July 1st. The limit on Hobart Creek is two fish. 


     We are expecting some rain and snow by Sunday, lasting through Tuesday. Please use caution if traveling in the high country



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 Fishpond, Umpqua, Outcast Boats, and Buff UV multi-functional head wear for protection against damage from extended sun exposure. We also stock a wide range of Footwear, including our new footwear, Cobian Footwear and Northside. 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 for example Panther Martin spinners, Kastmasters, Yamamoto Senko, Daiwa Baits, River2Sea Whopper Ploppers and S Waver,  and Zoom Baits. We carry Daiwa rods and reels, and  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.

The trout do not rise in the cemetery, so you better do your fishing while you are still able.

By: Sparse Grey Hackle

WHITE PINES:   Planted the week of July 4th and the week of July 10th. Fishing has become difficult due the extreme heat we have received as of late. Bait casters should try using Berkley Garlic, Corn, or Salmon Egg scented Power Bait, Berkley Garlic scent Power Eggs, Berkley Mice Tails on a sliding sinker rig. You can also float a night crawler. Fly fishermen should try woolly buggers, sparrow nymphs, para adams, blue wing olive, ants, caddis, and bead head nymphs. Lure casters should try Panther Martin's, Rooster Tails, Kastmasters, Mepps, and Thomas Buoyant's.

LAKE ALPINE:  Planted every week since the week of July 4th through the week of August 8th along with a 1800 pound plant from Alpine County.  Bait casters should try using Berkley Garlic scented, Corn scented, and the new Tequila-Garlic flavored power baits and Berkley Garlic eggs, the NEW Pautzke Fire Eggs and floating a night crawler on a sliding sinker rig. Lure casters should try Kastmasters, Panther Martin spinners, especially the new Dual Flash Panther Martin, Rapala's, Rooster Tails, Thomas Buoyant, mini jigs,  and Super Dupers. Fly fishermen should try using sparrow nymphs, woolly buggers, ants, parachute adams, lady bugs,  trude royals, bead head nymphs, caddis, and mayflies.

SPICER RES: Launching at Spicer has become more difficult due to receding water levels. The dock is now out of the water and the lake level has dropped below the ramp as it is the time of year. the fish are now down around the 70 foot level due to rising temperatures. Trollers should try using wedding rings, Thomas Speedy shiners, Rapala's, and hoochies behind their favorite flasher tipped with either a nightcrawler or Berkley Gulp Nightcrawler. Bait casters should try using Berkley Power Baits, eggs, and Mice Tails, and floating a nightcrawler using a sliding sinker rig. Lure casters should try using Kastmasters, Panther Martin's, Thomas Bouyant, Rapala's, and Rooster Tails.

Fly fishermen should try sparrow nymphs, woolly buggers, ants, caddis, mosquitoes, mayflies, and bead head nymphs. 

NORTH FORK OF THE STANISLAUS:  Planted week of August 28th :  Lure casters should try Panther Martin Spinners, try the NEW dual flash Panther Martin, Mepps, Kastmasters, and Thomas Buoyant lures. Fly fishermen should try woolly buggers, bead head nymphs, adams, stimulators, stone fly nymphs, caddis, pale morning dun, blue wing olive, light cahill, caddis, bead head nymphs, and ants. Bait caters should try salmon eggs, nightcrawlers, Berkley mice tails, Berkley garlic eggs, and the new Pautzke Fire Eggs on a split shot rig.

BEAVER CREEK: Low water conditions. Tough to fish

UNION RESERVOIR: Planted the week of June 18th

MOSQUITO LAKES: Open now for fishing and camping

HIGHLAND LAKES: Open now for fishing and camping. Fishing has been excellent

ANGELS CREEK : Planted the week of July 4th

Kinney Reservoir: 

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