Silver Lake

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Silver Lake

Location and facilities: Located 52 miles east of Jackson on Highway 88,  Silver Lake is situated on the headwaters of the Silver Fork of the American River and is the gateway to the Mokelumne Wilderness. The lake is 7200 feet above sea level and freezes over during the winter.

Camping and Lodging: The U.S. Forest Service manages a campground at Silver Lake East, while PG&E manages the Silver Lake West Campground. Plasse's Resort also offers camping. Cabins and boats are available for rental at Kit Carson Lodge. 

Plasse’s Resort’s facilities include tent and RV sites with water, hookups, table and fire rings group campsites, horse camping, a general store/gift shop, a restaurant and bar, a children’s playground, canoe and kayak rentals, a propane and dump station, shower facilities, a laundromat and a boat launch.

Kit Carson Lodge’s facilities include lodging, including cabins and a motel, as well as a restaurant, an art gallery, a store and canoe rentals. The Silver Lake Art Gallery features artists that speak to the best of what the Sierras represent. A variety of different artists media is displayed for sale from intricate pine needle baskets to original water color or oil paintings. 

For more information, call El Dorado National Forest, Amador Ranger District, (209) 295-4251. For fishing and lodging information, call   Kit Carson Lodge at (209) 258-8500, http://www.kitcarsonlodge.com, and Plasse's Resort at (209) 258-8814, www.plassesresort.com.

Hydropower Relicensing Agreement. The El Dorado Irrigation District in 2003 signed a 40 year relicensing agreement with FERC that will maintain minimum lake levels according to the type of water year. The agreement, which went into effect in 2006, also improves stream flows in the Silver Fork and Caples Creek to maintain the trout fishery.

 

Articles & Reports
Trout Abound At Bridgeport, Virginia Lakes

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
July 20, 2014

Anglers that make the trip to the Eastern Sierras are hooking big numbers of trout. Depending on the destination, the fishing is ranging from good to excellent. Most popular spots are booting out limits and near limits of trout.

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Silver Lake: From Abundant Rainbows To Huge Mackinaws Silver Lake: From Abundant Rainbows To Huge Mackinaws

Written By: Dan Bacher,
July 16, 2014

Silver Lake, located in the Central Sierra Nevada off Highway 88, offers the best of both worlds – lots of rainbows for families to catch and the chance for big fish enthusiasts to nail trophy mackinaw and brown trout.

Silver is a...

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Expect Better Trout Action With Cooler Weather

Written By: Dan Bacher,
October 6, 2013

The weather is cooling down in the high country and anglers can expect improving rainbow, brown and mackinaw action at Caples, Silver and Lower Bear River Lakes.

“One of the locals up here in Kirkwood braved the cold this morning and...

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Trout Abound At Bridgeport, Virginia Lakes

Written By: Cal Kellogg,

Anglers that make the trip to the Eastern Sierras are hooking big numbers of trout. Depending on the destination, the fishing is ranging from good to excellent. Most popular spots are booting out limits and near limits of trout.

(Bridgeport) “Bridgeport Reservoir is...

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Expect Better Trout Action With Cooler Weather

Written By: Dan Bacher,

The weather is cooling down in the high country and anglers can expect improving rainbow, brown and mackinaw action at Caples, Silver and Lower Bear River Lakes.

“One of the locals up here in Kirkwood braved the cold this morning and hooked a 2 lb rainbow trout,”...

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Trollers, Bait Soakers Bag Rainbows

Written By: Dan Bacher,

Rainbow trout are providing the top fishing at Lower Bear River Reservoir, though one angler managed to nail a quality brown.

Jeff Tilly of Jackson landed a 6 lb. brown while trolling a broken back Rapala during a recent trip, according to Jim Stewart at the Bear River...

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Tips & Tactics for Silver Lake
Heavy Metal For Trout And Landlocked Kings! Heavy Metal For Trout And Landlocked Kings!

Written By: Cal Kellogg

Take a look at the tackle assortment of a trout and landlocked king salmon troller and you’ll see a lot of spoons, such as Sep’s Pro...

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Salmon, Trout, Lingcod, Kokanee, Halibut And More: Are YOU Using Gulp! And PowerBait? Salmon, Trout, Lingcod, Kokanee, Halibut And More: Are YOU Using Gulp! And PowerBait?

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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Hoochies For Trout And Salmon Hoochies For Trout And Salmon

Written By: Cal Kellogg

Hoochies are a killer offering for trout and salmon that won't break the bank. To learn more about trolling hoochies, check out this...

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Weather Report for Silver Lake

Todays date: Wednesday July 30, 2014

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

Trout

Mackinaw



Water Level for Silver Lake

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

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