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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


Tuesday May 21, 2024     


      Welcome to another year of fishing the Highway 4 corridor. We are looking forward to having a awesome fishing year. Memorial weekend is this upcoming weekend and it will be busy, so make your camping reservations early. Camping this weekend will be limited due to the snow levels still being big in the high country. Camping is available at Big Trees State Park ( Reservations should be done to ensure being able to camp there), the campgrounds at Sourgrass are now open but bring your own drinking water or be prepared to boil your water as they are awaiting the water report back from the State to ensure that the water is safe to drink. The bathrooms and showers will be available to use. The campground at Sourgrass is first come first serve.  There is still a lot of snow in the high country so please be careful on the river as there could be more water being released due to the reservoirs making room for the snow melt. They are working on getting Lake Alpine campgrounds open not sure yet as to when. The ice on Alpine Lake is starting to break up. Not sure how easy it will be to fish this upcoming weekend or if they will get the snow plowed from around the lake.

 They are working on getting the road to Spicer open this week. I will keep everyone updated as to when Spicer will be accessible.

        White Pines Lake, North Fork Of The Stanislaus, and Angels Creek are due to be planted the week of 5/19/2024 (this week)

         Fishing Licenses are now good for 365 days. To ensure that you will have your fishing licenses, purchase your license before coming to the mountains as our license machine could go down at any time during your stay.

        Ebbetts Pass is now open to Markleeville. Use caution while you are traveling over our pass as there is still a lot of snow 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, Berkley swimbaits, 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.

   How keenly the love of angling is developed in the bosoms of many men; how patient and long suffering fishermen are, and how content with the hope even of small mercies

          By: J.P. Wheeldon



WHITE PINES: Due to be planted the week of 5/19/24.  Bait casters should try using Corn, Garlic Chartreuse, and Garlic Rainbow, NEW Tequila Fire Power Bait, Tequila Lime, and Tequila Salt, Berkley Garlic scent Power Eggs, NEW Berkley garlic scented 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.






NORTH FORK OF THE STANISLAUS: Due to be planted the week of 5/19/2024. Lure casters should try Panther Martin Spinners, try the NEW dual flash Panther Martin, Mepps, Kastmasters, Rooster Tails, and Thomas Buoyant lures. Fly fishing will be tough due to higher than normal flows if you do fly fish you should try bead woolly buggers, bead head nymphs, adams, stimulators, stone fly nymphs, blue wing olive, light cahill, caddis, and ants. Bait casters should try salmon eggs, nightcrawlers, Berkley garlic scented mice tails, Berkley garlic eggs on a split shot rig.







ANGELS CREEK : Due to be planted the week of 5/19/2024


Kinney Reservoir: SNOW

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