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East Carson River and Ebbetts Pass Fishing

Map of the East Carson River and east side of Ebbetts Pass, Alpine County, CA

Best Fishing Locations

East Carson River

  • Rainbows, browns, brook, Lahontan cutthroat, and mountain whitefish
  • Wild Trout section above junction with Wolf Creek
    • Barbless, artificial flies and lures
    • Catch and release
  • No fishing above Carson Falls (upstream from area shown on map
  • Best fishing late summer and fall

Heenan Lake

  • Lahontan cutthroat hatchery
  • Managed by DFG - Special Regulations:
    • Fishing only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
    • Season from Friday before Labor Day to last Sunday in October
    • Fishing only sunrise to sunset
    • Barbless artificial lures or flies
    • Catch and release
  • All tributaries to Heenan Lake closed to fishing

Silver Creek

  • Featured Trip: See Silver Creek
  • Rainbows, browns, brook, Lahontan cutthroat

Wolf Creek

  • Rainbows, browns, brook, mountain whitefish

Kinney Reservoir and Kinney Lakes

  • Featured Trip: Lower Kinney Lake. See Lower Kinney Lake
  • Lahontan cutthroat, hatchery rainbows, occasional brook
  • Good fishing from shore or with float tube
  • Kinney Reservoir can be windy

Noble Creek

  • Lahontan cutthroat, rainbows, and brook trout

the Best Camping in California

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Silver Creek Campground

  • 22 camping sites
  • Piped water, vault toilets
  • $18 per night, Reservations taken

Silver Mountain Monument

  • Historic Site, no camping

Wolf Creek Meadow Campground

  • Undeveloped camping
  • Vault toilets, no piped water
  • No fees

Photo of Hangman's Bridge

Hangman's Bridge on East Carson River

Fishing Supplies

  • East Fork Resort, Markleeville
  • Carson River Resort, Hwy 89
  • Lake Alpine Resort
  • Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods, Hwy 4, Arnold
  • Angler's Edge, Gardnerville, NV