Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Local Fishing an Hunting Clubs and 2018 Twin Lakes Fishing Map and California Fishing Report for Where Best Trout Fishing Areas
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Twin Lakes California Trout Fishing Area can be found near Bridgeport, California. The majority of ﬁshermen at Twin Lakes are looking for consistent ﬁshing for rainbows and kokes, but, Lord, there are some huge Brown trout in this lake as well!
A couple of California State Records in the plus 25 pound class are from the Twin Lakes, and locals say there are 40 pounders in there.
Lower Twin Lake is located 10 miles southwest of Bridgeport on the Twin Lakes Road. Upper Twin is 12 miles southwest of Bridgeport. Lower Twin is 275 acres when full, and Upper Twin is about 265, but both lakes are anticipated to be low this season.
There are tons of kokanee in both lakes, you can almost always go out and limit on the kokanee. Both lakes are loaded until early fall, when kokanee tum bright red and head up tributaries to spawn. The kokanee in Twin are usually 8- to 12 inchers, but up to 18-inchers come in. Kokanee can be caught with colored lead- line set-ups, but you don’t really need deep trolling gear here.
You can drift-troll for the kokanee and on the troll is a rubber snubber or kokanee rig, which is tied between the main line and the leader, that absorb the shock of the fish strike. Kokanee mouths easily rip out when a ﬁsh hits
Use a spinner on the end, with an 18-inch leader. Our fishing report suggests you drift out along the south shore, toward the east end of the lake. Kokanee are schooling ﬁsh, and they might be in a different place this week from last. Main baits for kokanee are mini-nightcrawlers or garden worms, ﬁshed alone on a bait hook or spinner.
Some also use Red Magic lures for trollers. In Spring time you can catch them in 5 to 30 feet off the surface.
Kokes are hard to catch from the shore, but bank anglers are taking limits of trout on the north bank of the upper lake, right near the road. On shore, Rainbows are after worms, eggs and marshmallows and use a light leader, the ticket to full limits.
Brown Trout Monsters Lurk Beneath !
HUGE browns! Big trout are in Twin Lakes check our Fishing Map to find the Lunker Brown Trout. There has been two state records out of the Twins, but the you’ll have to spend time in search of a legendary Twin Lakes brown.
According to our Fishing Report, you will need deep-trolling leadcore line, and No. 13 ﬂoating Rapala. These lures have better action than the ones that sink.
If have mono on your reel, use one of the countdown types. Most big browns are caught in the top 25 feet of water. In spring, browns will be in shallow areas. Summer you should ﬁsh near the juncture of the two lakes. In late summer, however, browns will be concentrated at the mouths of spawning tributaries. See our fishing map for more details.
It also helps to know when and where rainbows were last planted, the bigger browns will move in to feed on the small catch-able trout.
Our fishing map shows that the east end of Upper Twin is also known for great brook trout fishing. Worms work well, but you should also try out ﬂies, we can tell more below.
Top Fly Fishing at Twin Lakes, too!
Twin Lakes is also one best lakes in California's Eastern Sierra for ﬂy ﬁshing. According to our fishing report, the best place for ﬂy ﬁshing is on the top end of Upper Lake.
There's a sandbar there that provides excellent location for casting. See our fishing map for more details. Fly ﬁshermen can ﬁsh from the bar, and Zug Bugs, Tan Emergers, and Gray Hackle in Yellow, with no flotation gunk is recommended.
There are weed beds below the surface, the ﬁsh go in there to feed on the nymphs. Use the same patterns in small 14s, 16s and ﬁsh in around them.
More favorites in the summer are California Mosquitoes and Royal Coachmen.
Another top territory for ﬂy ﬁshing on the Upper Lake is the cove on the southwest side.
Because trout are feeding heavily on nymphs throughout the lake, surface trolling with ﬂies is almost as effective as casting from the bank. Favorite ﬂies are black and olive Woolly Worms, ﬁshed alone or on a trailer leader behind a spinner.
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