Caples Lake Fishing Report

Caples Lake - Kirkwood, CA (Alpine County)

by Doug Busey

CAPLES LAKE: The water is getting low already and could be an issue with the ramp and docks as we get into September. The smoke has finally cleared and the fishing has been slow, although there have been a ton of fish rising in the evenings. I had one kayaker out yesterday who caught a bunch of browns trolling a small trout rapala, off the point east of the lodge. Chris and Rich have been out and marked a couple of large congregations of Macs in the deeper slots, but haven’t been able to move them. Our evenings have finally been cooling off enough that we should see the water temps finally dropping a bit, that should help. Also had some guests that did pretty well down below Kirkwood lake on Caples Creek. Joe Voss got his fly rod out a couple of evenings ago and watched three large fish take swipes at his flies, but changed their minds. The campground is still closed at this time. The CDFW is scheduled to plant the lake this weekend with catchable trout. For more information stop by the Caples Lake Resort.

Good luck on your next fishing adventure. If you have a question. a report in our local fishing area or have a photo of your catch, send it to [email protected]. Hope to see you on the waters. Good fishin' and tight lines.