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We have some of the Best Backcountry Fishing Lake Opportunities in the High Sierra.
From the novice to the most experienced angler of all ages, we have a spot for everyone.
You can easily fish 3 or more different lakes in one day!!

Our suggested Fishing Equipment List:

  • Fishing License (can be picked up in Bishop or one of the Resorts on Bishop Creek)
  • Rod-Reel and Line, please break down Rod-Reel-Line before you arrive for your trip.
  • Canvas Creel (please no plastic tackle boxes)
  • Fishing vest. Shade hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and bug spray.
  • Waterproof shoes.
  • Pliers, clippers and knife.
  • Stringer rope.
  • Metal or PVC Rod case, no longer than 4’, we have cases available.
  • Because of the rocks on the shoreline of most lakes a net is important to have. (Especially for the Big Ones!)
  • Leader, 2lb test.
  • Flies: Mosquito, Royal Coachman, Colorado Renegade, Black Gnat, Yellow or Gray hackle peacock or your favorite. Hook size 12 –14.
  • Lures: Black Rooster Tail, Cast Master, Phoebe, Super Duper, #2 Meaps (silver), Panther Martin or your favorite.  Hooks size 8-12.
  • Bubbles, swivels, weights (split shot).
  • Worms, Crickets, Salmon Eggs.
  • Power Bait (if nothing else works)
The Sierra Nevada is one of the most spectacular places for backpacking in the world.

Plan a multi-day loop trip or get onto the Pacific Crest Trail / John Muir Trail and experience some of the highest passes and tallest peaks along this range.
Set up a basecamp on the shore of an alpine lake or a secluded clearing in an alpine meadow. 
Take day hikes, swim in the lake, fish, paint, or simply relax and let nature take care of you. 
Hike in with a day pack, one small camera, and your phone camera and photograph to heart’s content. 
Let us pack your camp gear and bigger camera gear to a basecamp where you can shoot sunrises, sunsets, and stars.
The High Sierra in summer is one of the incredible places for night photography in the world. 

Bishop Pack Outfitters serves a portion of the John Muir Wilderness.