A line from the movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood became the quote Cam and I used as we ascended the 10,000 ft. summit about Leavitt Lake. California High Sierra Wilderness Fishing. We are Yosemite Fly fishing guides that serve the Yosemite National Park, and Yosemite wilderness with multi- day fly fishing adventures, full day or half days. It was the beginning of a 13 mile hike at elevations between 8,000 and 10,000 ft to reach our destination of Dorothy Lake. This has been confirmed by multiple sources including the rangers in Yosemite. The lake has been gillnetted to make habitat for the Yellow-Legged Frogs. Yes, conditions permitting. Fly fishing in Yosemite for all species of Yosemite resident trout, or bass. For fishermen, road access to the lower reaches of the Merced and Tuolumne Wild and Scenic rivers offers excellent opportunities for day trips, while more rugged anglers may prefer to backpack out to one of the many lakes, ponds and streams in Yosemite's Wilderness. Whether you want to spend a week linking up multiple trails or just have time for a quick weekend overnighter, Yosemite has options for everyone. After a day at the lake, you’ll need somewhere to cook the dinner you just caught! The back country packer listed below has no website, but is excellent. D&F Pack Station PO Box 156 Lakeshore, CA 93634 559-299-4451 Winter 559-893-3220 Summer, June - October Of course, there is a solution: head into the backcountry. Sierra Rec Magazine, August 2018 – Backpacking in Yosemite is a life goal for many who visit this pristine granite palace in the High Sierra. The Fishing REPORT - June 11, 2015 There are no more fish in Roosevelt Lake. We fly fish the Merced river, Tuolumne river, Stanislaus river and the Mokulmne river. A few days of nothing but hiking, camping, and immersing yourself in the Yosemite wilderness is the ultimate getaway if you ask us. There is a 30-night camping limit within Yosemite National Park in a calendar year; however, from May 1 to September 15, the camping limit in Yosemite is 14 nights (this includes wilderness camping). Fisherman traveling into the Sierra Nevada High County from the north can access several of the lakes in the Twenty Lakes Basin area, northwest of Saddlebag Lake, just outside Yosemite in the Hoover Wilderness area. When we stay in Mammoth, one of our favorite areas to visit is Tioga Pass. Follow the Merced River up through Little Yosemite Valley to Merced Lake, beautiful area and good fishing. Dorothy Lake - Yosemite National Park Don't let them see you cry. Enter Lake McSwain Camping & Recreation Area: with 111 camp & RV sites, Lake McSwain Campground is located just six miles south of the Exchequer Dam at Lake McClure and has every amenity for a wonderful weekend getaway.The campground features a Marina Cafe & Store, boat ramp, day use area including fishing … Brad Myers is the owner. The hike to Spillway Lake is vintage Yosemite backcountry. For variety you can also head from there further up the trail to Washburn Lake, another 3 miles or so. It’s one of our must do hikes when visiting the Sierra, because it’s a great combination of beautiful scenery and good fishing for brookies and browns. year round. As a beginning backpacker, I was overjoyed to learn in March that we had secured 6 passes into the Yosemite Wilderness and Young Lakes, for my first backpacking … It's about 11 miles and 3200' elevation gain from Happy Isles. Another huge loss for the high Sierra angler as this was a premiere fishery. They feature all day fishing trips into the Kaiser Wilderness and overnight fishing trips into the high country where ever you want to go.