South Lake is stocked by the California Department of Fish & Game with rainbow trout, Large loads of the famous Alpers Trophy trout are also stocked every other week during the peak season and will put a bend in even the sturdiest rod. In addition, South Lake Boat Landing has benefited from past rearing programs for Brown Trout and its depths contain some of the biggest, baddest Browns in the Sierra. South Lake has become famous for these prized monsters. South Lake is an easy 20 miles west of Bishop, CA sitting at 9,768 feet of elevation.

Our bait recommendations

Here's the baits that our Pros love for this lake.