volunteer in addition to staff instructors. Instructors and guides assist participants with hiking, mountain biking, camping, rock climbing, horseback riding, and kayaking. To be considered for a position, you must work in a team environment, and be interested in enhancing the quality of life for persons with disabilities. Volunteers are needed for both summer and winter seasons. No prior experience is necessary. Instructors must be at least 18 years of age. Base Area and Field Assistants must be at least 16.
Detailed information is provided here
. You can also call (559) 593-2504 or email the staff.
Catch a Trophy Trout
Welcome to Shaver Lake home of the trophy trout. We are very proud of our lake as it produces very nice kokanee and trout. Additional fish found here are catfish, bluegill, perch and small mouth bass.
The small mouth bass are super fun to catch and can be found around rocks in most locations of the lake. You will find many of the catfish in Dorabella Cove. The smallies like crickets and small spinners’ best. The catfish, about whatever you throw out.
Our trout population is mainly Rainbow but there is also a good amount of Brown’s. From the bank, Power Bait or crawlers seem to work best for trout. Of course spinners, Kastmasters and other casting lures can have success.
DF&W plants fish here about three times a year. This year our allotment of fish delivered is up a bit, this may be of benefit for all fishermen. They planted large rainbows in March, and catchables in April. The next possible plants will most likely be in late June and early August (no guarantees).
The Shaver Lake Trophy Trout Project planted their first load of trophy sized trout, three plus pounds, in April. Here is a hint, the second load will be before July 4th. Ok it will be in June. I know, I am the president and want to share this information with you.
For those of you who want to troll for kokanee or trout, both marinas have ample fishing boats, bait and tackle, but the marinas open up after dawn. But, in my 12 years of operating my fishing charters here on Shaver Lake, I have found that the crack of dawn is the best time to fish for trout or kokanee.
When fishing, remember you must have a valid fishing license for ages 16 and older. Fishing licenses can be purchased at Shaver Lake Sports in the village or both marinas.
For me, if I were fishing the shoreline, and you are camping at Camp Edison, I would go to the area between the marina and the mouth of Dorabella Cove. From the mouth of Dorabella Cove and back 3 to 4 hundred yards is where many of the trophies hang out.
If you decide to charter a trip, there are four charter companies available. Dick’s Fishing Charter is available only three days a week, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There are three other guides: Tom Oliveira Fishing, Todd Wittwer’s Kokanee.com and Fish Box Charters. You can check with Shaver Lake Sports (559) 841-2740 for guide services.
Perhaps I will see you out there. Dick Nichols of DicksFishingCharter.com.