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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 July 15, 2019

Lake Alpine will be hosting a Kid's Day fishing event on Saturday July 20th. There will be food and raffle prizes. Your child will get to experience an actual fish plant as they will be planting rainbow trout the day the day of the event. Rods and reels will be provided if needed and so will the bait. Don't miss out on the chance of your child to enjoy the outdoors and catch a fish of a lifetime. Thank you to the Alpine Fish And Game Commission for their generous donation of trout for this  event. Stop by Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods for all of your fishing needs.



The road to Spicer Reservoir is OPEN and fishing has been excellent. As of July 1st you can now fish Hobart Creek. The dock is in the lake for easy launch.

You must have a fire permit to burn your campfire. They are available at any of the USFS stations. The Hathaway Pines Station is open Monday thru Friday 8 to 5, and Saturday 8 to 2. You can contact them at 209-795-1381. Lake Alpine Ranger Station is open Thursday thru Monday. The phone number for Lake Alpine Ranger Station is 209-753-2811.

Our North Fork Of The Stanislaus is running extremely high this year due to the heavy rains and snowfall this past winter. Please use extreme caution while fishing our beautiful rivers and streams.

Lake Alpine is now accommodating camping in the campgrounds.  Lots of good fishing considering the lake was planted this past week and last year just before winter set in. There has been some big trout caught recently. Don't miss out on the chance to catch a fish of a lifetime. There is kids day on July 20th. Bring your child for a unforgettable memory of catching a fish of a lifetime.

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 Fishpond, Umpqua, Outcast Boats, and Buff UV multifunctional headwear 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, Zoom, Lunkerhunt, and Zoom Baits. We carry Daiwa rods and reels, and St. Croix rods 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.

 Whether we visit the neighborhood pond, the bubbling brook, or the open seas, the message is the same. Be prepared, be patient, and enjoy the moment. Some days the fish will bite, some days they won't. In the grand scheme, the size of the day's catch isn't very important. But whenever we go down to the water and rediscover an important lesson about life- sure enough, that's a keeper

By: Criswell Freeman

WHITE PINES:  Bait casters should try using Berkley Power Eggs, Berkley Power Bait, and Berkley Mice Tails on a sliding sinker rig. You can also float a night crawler using a Power Egg, Atlas marshmallow or just inflate the night crawler with a worm blower. Fly fishermen should try sparrow nymphs, ants, bead head woolly buggers, Blue Wing Olive, Adams, and bead head nymphs. Lure fishermen should try Kastmasters, Panther Martin's, Rooster Tails, Mepps, Super Duper's, and Jakes Lures. Bluegill fishing can be an exciting and fun way to start your kids fishing. Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods can help get you started.

LAKE ALPINE:   Lake Alpine was planted Wednesday June 26th. Bait casters should try using Berkley Garlic Scented Power Bait and Garlic Scented Power Eggs, Berkley Mice Tails, and try floating a night crawler using a sliding sinker rig. Lure casters should try Kastmasters, Jake's Spin A Lure, Panther Martin spinners, Mepps, and Rooster Tails. Fly fishermen should try using sparrow nymphs, bead head woolly buggers, stone fly nymphs, ants, and bead head nymphs.

SPICER RES:  SPICER is OPEN and the dock is in. Get to the lake early as it is summer time. Trollers should try using wedding rings, triple teazers, needlefish, apex and rainbow runners behind your favorite dodger or flasher tipped with either a night crawler or Berkley Nightcrawler. Try using scent to enhance your trolling experience. It works. Fly fishermen should try bead wooly buggers, sparrow nymphs, ants, and bead head nymphs. Bait caters should try Berkley Salmon Peach Power Bait, Berkley Garlic Power Bait, Berkley Garlic Power Eggs, Mice Tails, Berkley Pinched Nightcrawlers, and try floating a night crawler using a sliding sinker rig. Lure fishermen should try Kastmasters, Panther Martin spinners, Mepps, Rooster Tails, and Jake's Spin A Lure.

NORTH FORK OF THE STANISLAUS: Water levels are really high. Lure fishermen should try Panther Martin Spinners, Rapala's, Rooster Tails, Kastmasters, and Mepps. Bait fishermen should try Salmon Eggs, night crawlers, and Garlic Power Bait Eggs using a split shot rig. Fly fishermen should try big streamers, woolly buggers, hoppers, adams, caddis, and bead head nymphs. PLEASE USE CAUTION. VERY DANGEROUS WATER LEVELS AND CURRENT.


UNION RESERVOIR: Planted the week of 6/22/2019 

MOSQUITO LAKES: Starting to thaw 



Kinney Reservoir:  

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