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FISHING SEASON IS CLOSED, REOPENS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 5-29-21
Guide License #1209, Over 55 years experience fishing Eagle Lake. Although I don’t
offer guided trips any more, I do fish.
2010 TO CURRENT LAKE ELEVATIONS (Scroll down page)
2021 ALL EAGLE LAKE, ALL THE TIME PHOTOS
2021 LAUNCH RAMP PHOTOS
2020 EAGLE LAKE TROUT PHOTOS
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EAGLE LAKE RECREATION AREA CAMPGROUND INFO
EAGLE LAKE FISHING REPORT: The fishing season is closed until Memorial Day Weekend 2021. Take COVID19 precautions to protect your loved ones. We update our fishing report several times a week during the season because we know that ONE DAY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! CURRENT EAGLE LAKE FISHING REPORT
THE “REEL” WEATHER: This is the location of Val’s blog and take on conditions of Pine Creek, the restoration projects. Road conditions and weather discussions More
EAGLE LAKE LAUNCH RAMP CONDITIONS:
Report on Eagle Lake launch ramp conditions, fee’s (if any) and other information pertaining to launching a craft on Eagle Lake. The Gallatin Low Water Ramp located at the south end of the lake at Gallatin Marina (Eagle Lake Marina). (See Photos in 2021 Launch Ramps Album
). Spalding is a usage/parking fee marina/ramp area. Stones Landing isn’t usable. Stay tuned over winter to see if we get some badly needed water. Problems with the lake have moved to Eagle Lake Guardians
website and Val’s take is on the weather page. More
This page is where water temperatures, algae blooms and everything that pertains to the water quality AND Current Lake elevations
VAL’S MAP OF EAGLE LAKE:
The only contoured map of Eagle Lake with names and locations around the lake that is available on the internet. This is Val’s map, used with Val’s report for locations. More
The lake has changed due to low water conditions. Also, see lake conditions for lake elevations and weather page for links to quad and topo maps of the area, as well as LNF road closure map.
VAL’S TIPS AND TRICKS FOR FISHING EAGLE LAKE:
First timers as well as seasoned Eagle Lake anglers can gain and edge by reading about different methods and set ups from trolling and bait fishing under slip bobbers to fly fishing Eagle Lake successfully any time of the year. See Gearing Up
for tips on preparing for fishing Eagle Lake in December. More
EAGLE LAKE TROUT SPAWN:
Every spring California Department of Fish and Game collect eggs from the egg collection facility located on Pine Creek near Spalding. The eggs collected at the trap are used to stock Eagle Lake and other lakes as a leading propagation trout. Those trout planted in other lakes are sterilized, basically GMO. Eagle Lake Guardians taking on the local issues that have been and are affecting the lake. More Scientific Study Here
CATCH AND KEEP RECOMMENDATION:
Nearly every summer (except with exceptional water quality which comes at a lake elevation around 5105 ft) as water temps in the south basin reach 70F the pH of the lake rises. The rise in pH with high water temperatures creates a lot of stress on the Eagle Lake trout being caught and released. Criteria for posting the Catch and Keep Recommendation has changed between biologists but started out at a uniform pH (all three basins) of 9.2 and has come up to 9.4 as the lake barely dropped lower than 9.2 since the water level is below our Lady’s prime. This has not been posted for several years even though the drought and water quality has been affected. More
LIVE RELEASE OF TUI CHUB:
The tui chub are a native fish to Eagle Lake and provide massive schools of bait fish for the trout to fatten up on in fall to get through the winter months. It is not unusual to catch tui chub (which show up as a densely stacked school of fish between 15 and 45 ft on your depth finder) during the hottest months. Due to decreased trout planting the last 6 years, the tui chub population has increased. From 2011-2016 there was no grebe nesting. Along with the reduced trout planting and lack of predators, the tui chub population massively increased. This population needs to be kept in check despite the past protections. More
CDFG DEER FEEDING POLICY: Visitors are always amazed at the deer herd that lives in Spalding and most cannot resist feeding them by hand. The problem is that it is illegal to feed deer in California. Yes, some locals have been getting away with it for decades which is why our herd no longer migrates. Also, people are feeding the deer things that are dangerous to them without knowing it. Please refrain from deer feeding when staying in a cabin rental in Spalding, Buck’s Bay and Stones Landing. You could be killing them without knowing it.
EAGLE LAKE FISHING REGULATIONS:
No fishing inside the breakwater at Eagle Lake Marina. Pine Creek below highway 44 to the mouth at Eagle Lake is closed to all fishing. Fishing season opens the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend and ends December 31, 1 hour after sunset. More
NEWS AND ISSUES AFFECTING EAGLE LAKE
PLANNED EAGLE LAKE WATER STUDY
THE GRANT WAS EXPEDITED AND THE CREEK MONITORING EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN ORDERED HOWEVER, IT DID NOT ARRIVE BEFORE PINE CREEK BEGAN TO FLOW IN 2011. IN FEBRUARY, MEETINGS OCCURRED TO INSURE NO ASPECT WAS LEFT OUT IN PREPARATION FOR SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL TO ACQUIRE GRANT FUNDING. THE STUDY IS EXPECTED TO TAKE ONE AND A HALF TO TWO YEARS TO COMPLETE. THE SUSAN RIVER WATERSHED IS DIVIDED INTO THREE SEPARATE YET COMBINED WATERSHEDS, EAGLE LAKE, SUSAN RIVER AND HONEY LAKE.
2019 The State water board will begin testing several locations in the lake once again.
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