Our friends at Caples Lake Resort (above) made the list. Here’s what Stienstra had to say about the lake located along the Carson Pass Highway south of Lake Tahoe:
Caples Lake Resort: Caples Lake is one of the best in the Sierra for trout fishing. Cabins, small marina, boat rentals and scenery at 8,000 feet complete the picture. Info: (209) 258-8888, www.capleslakeresort.com.
In the Eastern Sierra, Stienstra cited such popular stops at Convict Lake and June Lake:
Convict Lake: The cabins, lodge and small resort are about a quarter mile from Convict Lake, one of the prettiest lakes you can drive to anywhere. Info: (760) 934-380, ext. 1, www.convictlake.com.
June Lake: Two small resorts are ideal for family trips, boat rentals and trout fishing. Lake Front Cabins has housekeeping units about 500 feet (across the street) from June Lake; Big Rock Resort is also a short walk from water’s edge. Info: Lake Front Cabins, (877) 648-7527, www.lakefrontcabins.net; Big Rock Resort, (760) 648-7717, www.bigrockresort.net/cabins.
It’s a really great list that Stienstra shares; worth a read for sure if you’re planning to fish this summer.