Open This Weekend

Heenan Lake - Markleeville, CA (Alpine County)

The spawning building at Heenan Lake. (CDFW file photo)
Photo Credit: Courtesy of CDFW

by Doug Busey

Heenan Lake will open this weekend. The lake is located on Monitor Pass highway 89 south of Markleeville. Special regulations apply on this lake. Catch and release, artificial lures or flies with barbless hooks. The lake is open only  Friday Saturday and Sunday for two months out of the year, and will close on the last Sunday in October. Boats are allowed with electric motors only, You will have to hand launch as there is no ramp. I would recommend a float tube, kayak or canoe. Shore fishing can be a little tricky due to the weeds along the shore line. This lake is the home of the brood stock for the Lohontan Cutthroat trout, which provides eggs for hatcheries all over the United States.

Good luck on your next fishing adventure. If you have a question or a report in our local fishing area, call the Naw line at 775-267-9722. If you have a photo of your catch, send it to Hope to see you on the waters. Good fishin' and tight lines.

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