Caples Lake

Alpine - California

  • 11 catches


  • 1 spots

Year-round fishing, clear water, ice and snow in winter, shore is lined with large granite boulders: evergreen trees surround lake, some aspen and brush on slopes. Bait & tackle, store, resort. RV sites.

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  1. Only spices that I have found that replaces salmon in the summer great tasting for a fish

    5 lb. 8 oz. 45 in. Lake Trout with a Fire Tiger Spoon

  2. Due to the smoke in my part of California, I haven't fished much at all the last couple months. Had a little shift in the wind today so took advantage. Caught ...more a few between 12 and 16 inches.

    14 in. Trout with a 1/4 oz red and chrome kastmaster

  3. Was kind of a rough season this year with the real late start and the extremely hot weather. Just saw that EID is closing the boat launch and day use area on Oct ...more 20th. That could change if we get snow earlier than that.

  4. FYI (cut and paste from the EID page)

    Construction at Silver Lake and Caples Lake
    Post Date:07/21/2017 2:08 PM
    EID construction crews are installing two new ...more ADA-compliant restrooms and completing some pavement restoration at the Silver Lake West campground in the coming weeks. In addition, spur (campsite parking) improvements and speed bump installations are taking place. A new ADA-compliant restroom is also being installed at Silver Lake’s Ferguson Point day-use area.

    At Caples Lake, crews will also install a new ADA-compliant restroom at the Woods Creek day-use site as well as some paving at Caples Lake auxiliary parking.

    Construction will last approximately three weeks.

  5. It was a really bad winter here. So for anyone like me hoping to get up to the high Sierra lakes on the Highway 88 corridor, I just got this shot. A shot of Caples ...more Lake and pic was taken by the folks at the Caples Lake Resort over the weekend. They are hoping for a late June opening. Plasse Resort on Silver Lake is scheduled for June 30th opening. Got a report that Red Lake is the same and both Blue lakes are hoping to open first half of July.

  6. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout

    1. fishninja 0
      That looks like fun 😊
    2. johnny_huber 0
      that's true enough. thanks a lot @Team_JG
    3. Jeff Goldberg 0
      I would think so. @johnny_huber Can't hurt to try anything. Cool thing about ice fishing is when using tip-ups you can try multiple baits and see what works
    4. johnny_huber 0
      would earthworms work @Team_JG
    5. johnny_huber 0
      thanks @Team_JG
    6. Jeff Goldberg 0
      Nice catch, what did you use? 🙂 @vladcher
    7. Jeff Goldberg 0
      Wax worms, grubs, shinners, jig head tipped with something enticing @johnny_huber
    8. johnny_huber 0
      What do you use for ice fishing for rainbow trout
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  7. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout

    1. Dirk Diggler 0
      There's ice fishing in this state???
    2. legends 0
      That's a nice trout.
    3. legends 0
      I've always wanted to ice fish.
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  8. Ready for ice fishing. Waiting for ice.

    1. Tyrone Smith 0
      Nice rod
  9. Rainbow Trout with a flashers and worm

    1. Dxx Lxx 0
  10. Details: Coastal Cutthroat Trout with a shrimp

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