Six Major Lakes Beckon Anglers to Try Their Luck Outwitting Big Trout

     Western Outdoor News always spreads the joy of fishing in the Eastern Sierra. Well their staff should spend some time in this region where fisherman are offered some of the finest angling action, anywhere.
No matter if you prefer fishing from a boat, a float tube, kayak or from shore the fish are in these lakes and the river to tempt you from sunrise to sunset. It would be hard to fish all the wonderful lakes in the area on just one vacation, so here is information on several you might try in the near future.
     Shaver and Huntington Lakes are the most well known locally. But you’re in for a treat when you travel to Wishon and Courtright Reservoirs. They are accessed from Shaver Lake by taking Dinkey Creek Road to McKinley Grove Road. Follow that through an area that features Giant Sequoias. The two reservoirs that are part of the PG&E Helm’s Project.
 Wishon is just beyond the Wishon Village RV Park about 26 miles from Shaver. You get to Courtright off McKinley Grove Road by turning
onto Courtright Way. It is 11 miles from the turnoff.  Each offer great Rainbow Trout and German Brown fishing and boat launch ramps.  Wishon Village features RV and Tent Camping, a general store, marina and boat rentals.
    Going north from Shaver past Huntington Lake is the Kaiser Wilderness. Here you will find Portal Forbay (35 miles), Ward (40 miles), Edison and Florence Lakes (each 45 miles) and fantastic fly fishing on the San Joaquin River (40 miles) near Mono Hot Springs. Campgrounds are available. Details are here or call 877-444-6777.
     There are boat rentals and a small store at Florence, plus a ferry service across the lake to popular hiking trails and the Muir Trail Ranch.
     On the shores of Edison Lake you will find Vermilion Valley Resort with lodging, restaurant, boat rentals, ferry service for PCT hikers and a well stocked general store.
Trolling the lakes produce outstanding results. Lures, spinners, lead core line and night crawlers work well. Night crawlers or Power Bait are the best bait for those shore fishing from shore.