Bridgeport Inn is near several vibrant fishing lakes and streams. With
the Bridgeport Inn as your base, you’ll
have an unparalleled variety of the finest trout
fishing in the world!
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|Only a few miles north
of the Inn, the East Walker — famous for trophy
trout — runs from Bridgeport Lake eight miles
to the Nevada state line, then continues its journey into Nevada. There
are some hefty rainbows in this river, but it is most well-known
for its large brown trout. A visit to the Eastern Sierra is
not complete without sampling this marvelous fishery.
large meadow lake is located directly behind the town of Bridgeport. Although
primarily a boaters lake, there are good shore fishing spots near
the dam at the north end of the lake. The bigger fish are usually
caught in the early summer or fall. Approximately 35,000 ten
to twelve inch rainbows are planted each year along with over 70,000
sub-catchable browns. Bridgeport Lake is one of those
that continually grows large fish. Facilities include boat
ramps, marinas, and boat rentals.
big brown trout are caught at Twin Lakes
than any other water in California. Located
11 miles from Bridgeport at 7,100 feet, these beautiful lakes also
have an abundance of catchable planted rainbows and great tasting
Kokanee Salmon. Facilities include campgrounds, a marina,
boat rentals, two boat launches, and picnic areas.|
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West Walker is for the angler who is not a specialist, and the camper
who wants an easy-to-reach stream where chances are good of catching
a trout dinner: the West Walker River receives plants of 61,000 rainbows
from the lower of the Twin Lakes, Robinson Creek eventually spills
into Bridgeport Lake eight miles downstream. The most popular
section is a two-mile stretch that flows through several tree-lined
campgrounds near Lower Twin. The Creek is loaded with rainbows
throughout the season and receives over 50,000 plants each year.
secluded stream in the Twin Lakes Recreation Area is reached by taking
a four-mile dirt road off the Twin Lakes road. It is stocked
often by the Department of Fish and Game during the season and also
holds many small, wild brook trout.
Virginia Lakes are a gateway to a beautiful high mountain basin
where there are eight small alpine lakes within a two-mile circle,
and a cold mountain stream, Virginia Creek, that flows into the
Bridgeport Reservoir. You
reach Virginia Lakes by driving south twelve miles from Bridgeport
on Highway 395, then turn onto a road that ends six miles later
at Big Virginia, Little Virginia and Trumbull Lakes. Short
hikes take you to Red Lake, Blue Lake, Cooney Lake, Frog Lakes,
and the 10,450 foot-high Moat Lake. This entire area has
great natural beauty with both the Virginias receiving over 10,000
catchable rainbow plants each year. Trumbull Lake also receives
substantial plants and has a small campground lakeside.
miles south of Bridgeport on Highway 395 an access road leads west
to a nice, little creekside campground. Most people don’t
go to Green Creek to fish; they go to hike. They should also
get out their fishing rods because Green Creek is stocked with over
6,000 rainbow trout plants at the campground and at several other
points along the stream.