Directions: From Angel's Camp on Highway 4, go East 51 miles. Lake borders highway on South side.
Alpine Lake (179 acres) elevation 7200 feet was constructed in 1885. It consists mainly of Rainbows in the 8-15 inch range as well as some up to 24 inches. The DFG plants over 15,000 rainbows annually into the lake. Alpine Chamber of Commerce adds another 1,000 lbs. of trophy rainbows 3-10 lbs as well as the Alpine Fish and Game Commission. It has access with a trail running around the perimeter of the lake. Many fish the lake with bait and trolling hardware is popular. It is also an excellent lake in which to float tube. Bugger patterns are popular as well as dry midge patterns and mosquitos, particularly in the morning and evening hours. During August, a damsel fly hatch comes off within the shallows. Try using a damsel nymph with a callibaetis nymph dropper with a Type II sinking line. The Callibaetis hatch will continue on through October. The wild fish are generally within the flats as the planted trout are schooled within the middle of the lake.
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