Stumpy Meadows Reservoir is a great place to get out and go kayaking, fishing, and camping. If you would rather stay in a cabin instead of camping, there are several different cabins and small homes to select from. Scroll down to check the availability for the timing of your trip.
Fishing at Stumpy Meadows Reservoir
Stumpy Meadows reservoir is stocked full of Rainbow Trout, and Brown Trout. If your fishing from shore, your best bet is an inflated worm with a sliding sinker to allow the fish to bite without feeling the resistance of the sinker as the fishing line slides through the slider. It works best when floated about eighteen inches from the bottom. You can also do well along the shore with lures. Pick a lure that puts off a shine, or looks like a small rainbow trout or a small brown trout. Kastmasters, spinners, small jointed Rapalas, small jointed Rebels, needlefish, and spoons are a good choice. The lure should be retrieved rather quickly, as these fish are predatory, and the speed and movement will entice a strike. These same lures are also great for trolling, with my top favorites being anything that resembles the small rainbow trout, or the small brown trout. I do quite well trolling the shoreline looking for any takers.
Stumpy Meadows Reservoir Fishing Guides
There are many different fishing guides that offer guided fishing trips at Stumpy Meadows Reservoir. FishingBooker is a service of local guides that you can choose from and schedule your next guided fishing trip. Click below to learn more about the different guides that offer guided fishing trips at Stumpy Meadows Reservoir, or any other area you are interested in going on a guided fishing trip or fishing charter boat. Book A Fishing Guide On Stumpy Meadows Reservoir Today!
Types of Fish At Stumpy Meadows Reservoir
•Brook Trout •Brown Trout •Rainbow Trout
Trout Spoons For Stumpy Meadows Reservoir Fishing
Fly Fishing at Stumpy Meadows Reservoir
Fly fishing works great at Stumpy Meadows Reservoir as well. The best types of flies would be anything that has recently hatched, or any type of land insects (ants, grasshoppers, beetles, worms, mayfly nymphs, and caddis nymphs, and the best colors are the dark brown and olive colors. The fish can be challenging to catch, until you find what works best for you. These fish are smart, and aggressive, so the bites are quick, and hard, usually a full take down. Sneak up on them, don’t let them know you are there. Sound travels a long way on this small mountain lake.
Stumpy Meadows Campground, on the Stumpy Meadows Reservoir, provides an enjoyable setting in a heavy conifer forest with easy access to an array of water activities. Campers come here to while away warm summer days on the lake and enjoy the sights and sounds of the great outdoors. The campground provides easy access to both hiking and biking trails. The historic town of Georgetown is 15 miles away. In the 19th century, the town was a hub of the productive gold mining region, and residents proclaimed the town the "pride of the mountains." Natural Features: All sites are shaded by groves of towering Ponderosa pine, fir, oak, and cedar trees. The campground is in Eldorado National forest, which boasts over 400 miles of hiking trails, an abundance of lakes and rivers for fishing and swimming, and incredible scenery. Here, the climate is similar to that of the Mediterranean with warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters. Recreation: The crystal clear reservoir is stocked with both Rainbow Trout and German Brown Trout, providing excellent fishing during the season. The lake is a great place for a swim. Kayaking and canoing are much enjoyed activities on the lake's clear waters. Slow-paced motor boating is allowed, but is restricted to a 5 mph speed limit. Facilities: Campsites are well spaced and offer ample privacy from neighboring sites. The reservoir is within a short walk, but no campsites have views of the water. Vault toilets and drinking water from spigots are provided. A boat ramp is located a mile from the campground. Nearby Attractions: Take a drive on the El Dorado County Scenic Highway or visit the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
Activities and Amenities Within The Stumpy Meadows Reservoir
•Accessible Sites •Boating •Drinking Water •Fishing •Hiking •Self Pay Station •Vault Toilets •Water Spigot •Boat ramp is less than 1 mile away Know Before You Go Maximum vehicle length includes both your tow vehicle and your trailer Several of the curves in this campground are very hard to maneuver with a trailer because they are lined with large pinesIf you are an inexperienced driver, sites 3 - 16 are the easiest to access (5th wheels maneuver the road more easily than other trailers).The number of vehicles included with the price of the site has changed to 1 for single and 2 for double sites; Vehicles above those numbers will be charged a per day, per vehicle extra vehicle fee on site. Sites are first-come, first- served. There are no hook-ups at this campground. A per day fee for both pets and extra vehicles will be collected on site. Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov. Contact Information: Mailing Address: STUMPY MEADOWS ELDORADO GEORGETOWN, CA 95634 Phone Number: Information: (530) 333-4312 Reservations: Reservations can be made online by clicking here.
Fishing Cabin Rentals at Stumpy Meadows Reservoir
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