Up to date fishing reports provided by ken's sporting goods - bridgeport california

Twin Lakes

How to get there

Located just 10 miles out of Bridgeport, Twin Lakes offers Trophy Fishing.

These 2 lakes hold the top 2 spots for the largest Brown Trouts caught in California, weighing in at 26 lb 8 oz and 26 lb 5oz.  

Fishing Tips

Trolling is always great in these lakes.  Depending on the season you can always use Rapalas, Wolly bugger flies, Thomas Boyants or any bait resembling smaller trout or Kokanee Salmon.

Still Fishing from boat or shore using Power Bait, Worms or Mouse Tails is also very successful.

Please note the special reg's from Robinson Creek, between the lakes, fishing is illegal from September 15ht through the following opener for spawning season of the Kokanee Salmon and the Brown Trout. Great pictures can be taken at these locations, just leave your poles and gear in the vehicle. 

Bridgeport reservoir

How to get there

At the East end of town, take Highway 182 following the signs to Bridgeport Lake / Yerington.

Fishing Tips

This Reservoir is most commonly fished from boats.  You can launch your boat at Bridgeport Reservoir Marina and the Public Boat Launch.  Both are located on Highway 182 and can be identified by signs.

Bait Fishing with Power Bait, Night Crawlers or Mouse Tails and trolling with Speedy Shiners, Thomas Boyants and Rapalas.

Robsinson Creek / Buckeye Creek

How to get there

Up Twin Lakes Road out of Bridgeport you can access Robsinson Creek and Buckeye Creek.  7 miles up Twin Lakes Road you will see Buckeye Road.  Turn right here and travel about 3 miles.  You will approach a bridge which is Buckeye Creek.  Follow this creek up or down from there. 

If you stay on Twin Lakes Road just past Buckeye Road, you will see Robsinson Creek.  This creek flows out of Lower Twin and can be caught on any dirt road on your left hand side going up towards the lakes.

Fishing Tips

These creeks offer some great deep holes where the fish love to hide.  Try a small Split shot with some salmon eggs.  You can also toss your favorite lure out here to get some action.

East/West Walker River

How to get there

West Walker River - Travel up HWY 395 North of Bridgeport about 16 miles.  This River winds through the Walker Canyon offering great terrain for Fly Fishing, Bait Fishing and throwing some lures.

East Walker River - Travel on Highway 182 just East of town. Follow this Highway past the Reservoir and you will reach the River just beyond the dam.  This is also a favorite spot for Fly Fishing.

Under special regulations, these rivers are open to fishing Year Round! Please read your current fishing reg's

Fishing Tips

Fishing these waters offers a little something for all anglers, Fly, Bait & Lures.

Virgina Creek & Lakes

How to get there

Take HWY 395 12 miles South of Bridgeport and you will see Virginia Lakes Rd.  Turn Right here and you will cross the creek.  Continue up the road about 5 miles and you will approach the Lakes.

Fishing Tips

These Lakes are fished from shore and are also popular for Float Tubing.  Use your Night Crawlers, Power Bait and Mice Tails.  If your using a lure, try a Kastmaster or small Rapalas.