Pleasant Valley Reservoir - Bishop, CA

Lake Information

Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout



Latest Photos

This beautiful brown crunched a Parallel Assassin fished below an Under-Cator in the slow moving transition section.
Photo Credit: Tom Loe
2-1-2018
7 lbs.
Angler Tyler Nikolic from Murrieta, CA caught and released this Brown Trout (estimated at between 6 and 8 pounds) on a Kastmaster. Jay Delk is pictured holding the fish!
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Jay Delk
Tyler Nikolic
3-10-2017
Jeff Hudson used a para hi-vis BWO with an Assassin dropper to get into some nice browns in the river section that leads into PVR. This “two pronged” technique is deadly for shallow riffle water, and fishing pockets behind large mid-stream boulders.
Photo Credit: Sierra Drifters
Jeff Hudson
11-17-2016
3-11-2016

Pleasant Valley Reservoir Whoppers

Species Weight Date Report
Brown Trout 7 lbs. 3-10-2017 View Report

Latest Fish Plants

Plant DateSpeciesSourceTotal Pounds
9-02-2018Rainbow TroutCDFW 
6-17-2018Rainbow TroutCDFW 
6-03-2018Rainbow TroutCDFW 
5-20-2018Rainbow TroutCDFW 
4-22-2018Rainbow TroutCDFW 


Latest Fish Reports

Date Report Author
4-22-2018 Pleaseant Valley Reservoir Fishing Report
Lake level has been fluctuating; currently on the low... more »
Tom Loe
4-17-2018 Pleaseant Valley Reservoir Fishing Report
Lake level has been fluctuating; currently on the low... more »
Tom Loe
3-26-2018 Pleaseant Valley Reservoir Fishing Report
Access around the transition section near the inlet remains... more »
Tom Loe
3-20-2018 Pleaseant Valley Reservoir Fishing Report
Power generation will be occurring intermittently; so have a plan... more »
Tom Loe
3-18-2018 Pleaseant Valley Reservoir Fishing Report
Lake levels have dropped, & stabilized recently. This allows good access... more »
Tom Loe

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