Caples Lake

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Caples Lake

Caples Lake is located on Caples Creek, a tributary of the Silver Fork of the American River, in the historic Carson Pass region of the Central Sierra Nevada. This mountain gem features 600 surface acres when full and sits at 7806 feet above sea level.

 

Boat ramps: Two boat ramps, a public one operated by the Forest Service and a private one operated by the Caples Lake Resort, are available.

 

Caples Lake Resort: is located 1 mile east of the Kirkwood Mountain Resort, at 1111 California State Highway 88. The facility is 30 miles from South Lake Tahoe. It is operated within the El Dorado National Forest under a USFS Special Use Permit. The facility is open from Memorial Day through October and from Christmas until April. Caples Lake Resort is a non-smoking and no pets resort.

 

The resort features:

• 9 cozy housekeeping Cabins overlooking Caples Lake and the High Sierra Mountains.

• A two-story lodge with 6 B&B Lodge Rooms, on the shore of Caples Lake.

• A marina with boat rentals, boat launch, a bait and snacks store, and trophy trout fishing.

Area activities: camping, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, solitude, photography.

• An unparalleled view of scenery, nature, wildflowers, and 4 seasons of colors.

• Renewable Energy – Off the grid and green.

• All guests have access to FREE WiFi and Verizon cell phone reception. All other cell reception is available at Kirkwood Mountain Resort.

 

Resort Information: Caples Lake Resort, 1111 California Highway 88, Kirkwood, CA 95646, (209) 258-8888, email: reservations@capleslakeresort.com, www.capleslakeresort.com 

 

Articles & Reports
Trollers Land Mackinaw And Rainbows Amidst Fall Solitude

Written By: Dan Bacher,
October 31, 2014

(Kirkwood) Anglers continue to catch mackinaw and holdover rainbow trout, such as those landed by Caples Lake Resort Cabin guests Ken Richardson and group. They trolled with a broken-back Rapalas for their fish, reported John Voss at the...

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Big Plants Boost Trout Catches

Written By: Dan Bacher,
September 22, 2014

(Pioneer) The fishing at Caples and Silver Lakes received another boost on Thursday August 28, when E.I.D and KMPUD planted 1650 pounds of rainbow trout into Caples Lake and 1350 pounds into Silver Lake.

“There were 66% catchable and 34%...

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16 Lb. Mack Tops Bear River Catches

Written By: Dan Bacher,
September 2, 2014

(Pioneer) Most anglers don’t regard late summer as a prime time for catching big mackinaws, but the fact is that lunker lakers can be hooked just about any time of year.

Just asks Norm Barlow, who caught and released a 16 lb. mackinaw at...

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Trollers Land Mackinaw And Rainbows Amidst Fall Solitude

Written By: Dan Bacher,

(Kirkwood) Anglers continue to catch mackinaw and holdover rainbow trout, such as those landed by Caples Lake Resort Cabin guests Ken Richardson and group. They trolled with a broken-back Rapalas for their fish, reported John Voss at the Caples Resort.

“The water...

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Big Plants Boost Trout Catches

Written By: Dan Bacher,

(Pioneer) The fishing at Caples and Silver Lakes received another boost on Thursday August 28, when E.I.D and KMPUD planted 1650 pounds of rainbow trout into Caples Lake and 1350 pounds into Silver Lake.

“There were 66% catchable and 34% trophy trout in each plant,”...

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16 Lb. Mack Tops Bear River Catches

Written By: Dan Bacher,

(Pioneer) Most anglers don’t regard late summer as a prime time for catching big mackinaws, but the fact is that lunker lakers can be hooked just about any time of year.

Just asks Norm Barlow, who caught and released a 16 lb. mackinaw at Lower Bear River Reservoir this...

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Tips & Tactics for Caples Lake
Trolling For Deep Water Mackinaw Trolling For Deep Water Mackinaw

Written By: Cal Kellogg

Deepwater trolling, shallow water trolling and jigging are the three most popular approaches used for subduing macks throughout the year...

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Written By: Cal Kellogg

I’m of the opinion that in most situations well-presented natural baits will outperform artificials. Following this philosophy, when the...

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Weather Report for Caples Lake

Todays date: Friday October 31, 2014

Caples Lake Species
  • Trout
  • Trout
  • Mackinaw
  • Mackinaw
Whats Biting?

Trout

Mackinaw



Water Level for Caples Lake

Sorry. We don't have any water level information for Caples Lake. Our information comes from the USGS.

Recent Reader's Photo
waykuhl
Caught by:

waykuhl

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Species: Trout

We were drowning worms off the bottom when this monster trout took bite. This was the largest of the six 3-4 lbr's we pulled in 7/19/14 to 7/26/14. This fish is a sample of the trophy trout recently planted.

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