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South Lake is a Superb Kayak Fishing Alpine Wonderland!

If you’re searching for a scenic lake with rugged mountain views, remarkable wildlife encounters and exquisite kayak fishing, then this is the lake to plan your next trip to in Central California. South Lake is located in a tranquil area with amazing vistas for superb kA Top Fishing Kayak Destination in Californiaayak fishing opportunities in the summertime.

South Lake lies nestled in California's Eastern Sierra region just four hours from Los Angeles, but wrapped in an entirely different setting, than Lewiston Lake. Surrounded by jagged peaks and rocky valleys, South Lake is located in the middle of the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range, in the Inyo National Forest.

South Lake is one of the most scenic lake and forest vistas anywhere in California, making it a popular destination for kayak anglers in recent years. Fishing from a kayak offers a level of stealth that simply can’t be achieved with a regular motor boat.

One of South Lake’s biggest attractions is the lake itself, offering a few miles of shoreline to be explored while enjoying the emerald forested shores. The road to the lake is lined with pine and aspen, and meanders along the south fork of Bishop Creek. The lake features a pine-sheltered beach between two beautiful mountain streams. South Lake offers you breathtaking views, and cold mountain water loaded with quality trout.

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The lake is stocked with rainbow trout by the California Department of Fish and Game. Alpers Trophy trout are also stocked every other week during the peak season, and are guaranteed to put a bend in even the sturdiest rod. In addition, South Lake has benefited from past rearing programs for Brown Trout, and its depths contain some of the largest Browns in the Sierra. South Lake has become famous for these trophy monsters. Well stocked weekly with Rainbow Trout, South Lake also has a variety of wild Brown and Brook trout, providing spectacular fishing opportunities for both the fly fisher and kayak angler. Trophy trout weighing upwards of 10 lbs are also stocked periodically during the summer months.

After a day of fishing, there’s an abundance of hiking trails in the area to explore. If hiking isn’t your cup of tea, you can take a guided horseback ride in the backcountry. Another spectacular feature of South Lake is the abundant wildlife. Encounters with deer, bald eagles, bobcats, pine martens, marmots and even bears can make the outdoors experience unforgettable.

The extraordinarily beautiful surroundings and the steady fishing action make South Lake one of the most enticing kayak fishing destinations in Central California.


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