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Bridgeport Reservoir

Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California

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  • A storm over Bridgeport Valley.- Bridgeport Reservoir
  • Boat launches are suspended when water levels are low.- Bridgeport Reservoir
  • Bridgeport Reservoir and its tributaries are famous for great fishing.- Bridgeport Reservoir
  • Day use picnic area at Bridgeport Reservoir.- Bridgeport Reservoir
  • Bridgeport Reservoir seen from Bodie Hills.- Bridgeport Reservoir
  • Bridgeport Reservoir.- Bridgeport Reservoir
  • A storm veils the Sierra Nevada above Bridgeport Valley.- Bridgeport Reservoir
  • Fish cleaning station at Bridgeport Reservoir.- Bridgeport Reservoir
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Excellent trout fishing.
Cons: 
Low water levels affect boat launches.
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Region:
Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, CA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Site characteristics: Water: 
Lake
Motorized watercraft allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Portage required: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Water difficulty: 
Easy / Class A
Current Local Weather:
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Paddle Description

Paddle Description

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Warm people and world-class trout fishing draw anglers to the tiny Eastern Sierra town of Bridgeport. Fed by the East Walker River, Buckeye Creek, and Robinson Creek, the Bridgeport Reservoir provides both watersport recreation and irrigation water for agriculture in neighboring Lyon County.

Local fisheries stock brown, cutthroat, and rainbow trout that thrive in the cool mountain waters. Fly fishing is best in spring and fall when fish are near the shoreline. Bait fishing is preferable in summer months as fish head to deeper waters in the center of the lake. 

Bridgeport Reservoir welcomes all types of watercraft, from kayaks to sailboats and motorboats. The recent drought has, however, affected water levels and launch sites. The privately owned marina and local sporting goods stores are the best resource for up to date reports on fishing and water levels.  

A fish cleaning station and abundant day use picnic areas are located on the east bank of the reservoir, just off of Highway 182.

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