It is the lure of the Eagle Lake Trout that brings outdoorsmen to this northeastern region of California. Known for it’s exceptionally fast growth rate, trophy proportions, acrobatic drag-testing battles and excellent table fare, the Eagle Lake Trout is a highly sought after game fish. Eagle Lake Trout are bright, colorful, alert, acrobatic, and possess steelhead-like fighting qualities.
Beginning with the Memorial Day weekend until the seasonal closure at year’s end, anglers will discover exceptional opportunities for this rare species of rainbow trout. Trout ranging in size from recent planters of 6-8 inches, to the large holdover population of fish in the three to six pound range can be found in the lake. Even larger trout lurk in the depths of the lake and each year catches from five to six pounds and more are reported. The current lake record is an 11 1/4 pound rainbow taken in 1988.
Eagle Lake hosts a great variety of wildlife, trophy trout, an unusual water quality balance all amid attractive scenery. The Eagle Lake Trout is a unique species to the highly alkaline lake water, but other fish such as tui chub, Tahoe sucker, Lahontan redside and speckled dace are found there as well. The fish are an abundant food source that attracts many birds to the area. Fishing licenses can be obtained at the Eagle Lake Marina store. http://www.fishsniffer.com/dbacher/112001eagle.html