Caples Lake Yields 6-Pound Rainbow

Photo by Caples Lake Resort
Brandon Burrell’s 6-pound rainbow from Caples Lake. Photo by Caples Lake Resort

A report from Caples Lake Resort:


Hello to Fall from Caples LakeJ

The lake is down about 12 feet but on September 16 the EID (Eldorado Irrigation District) reduced the lake outflow from 70cfs to 5 (cubic feet per second).

This means the lake level be will reduced 1/4-inch a day (instead of 3 ½ inches per day for the last month) through the fall.

The public boat launch 1/2 mile east on Highway 88 will be open through October or later. The water has cooled down to 60 degrees and the catching is picking up.

Brandon Burrell from Elk Grove , Ca. caught a 6-pound rainbow from the dam using a fly rod on September18.

We will have cabins and lodge rooms available as well as fishing boats and kayaks into November.

The  past three years of drought are making the fall colors come early so come on up early this year.

Caples Lake Resort