For the second year in a row though, fishing was almost a dud. I went on a backpacking/fishing trip, and hiked 12 miles in. And after seeing three people at the first ford at Emigrant Lake in the morning, we hadn't seen another hiker all day. The formula says- second weekend in June + Emigrant Wilderness = brook trout on dry flies all day, everyday. Hunting. Fishing licenses are available in the General Store. Crabtree Trail- Emigrant Wilderness- Stanislaus National Forest- CA This hike is an outback or loop trail. Rainbow and Brook trout are found in almost all lakes and streams in the area. We hiked about 25 miles in this area over the course of four days. ... Cherry to Deer Lake. Then some yahoo hunters came in on horseback with pack mules. P decided to do a little fishing again, but with the wind right in his face, he thought it might make more sense to head over to the north side of the lake. Trail map, trip description, camping spots, photos, fishing guide, wilderness permits. Both lake and stream fishing are available. Trout season opens the last Saturday in April and closes in November. I’ve used all of these phrases at one time or another to describe the fly-fishing in the Emigrant Wilderness. Cherry Lake Dam gate to Cherry Lake, Kibbie Ridge, and Lake Eleanor opens from April 1-December 15. We had the place to ourselves. Wood Lake was gorgeous! May 26, 2015 - Hike from Gianelli's Cabin to Deer Lake in the Emigrant Wilderness. Explore Emigrant Wilderness - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you. Upper Buck and Deer were nice. (209) 965-3402 For … Later in the season I will hunt the Trinity Alps for another 10 dayer. ... For fishing, Deer lake may have been a little too cold, although we tried! but this year I'm going to try and hunt Emigrant Wilderness area on the opener. Activities in Emigrant Wilderness include hiking, swimming, fishing and hunting. Wilderness trips offer some of the finest trout fishing in the Sierras. They thought it would be considerate to set up their boom-box and blast it across the lake until 1am. In addition, three major deer herds – Jawbone, Yosemite and Stanislaus herds – live in Emigrant Basin. I've been over Brown Bear Pass, fished Emigrant Wilderness Lake, Emigreant Lake and Huckleberry Lake but never hunted the area before. They can drop you at a base camp and pick you up later or stay with you for an all-inclusive pack trip. Kennedy Lake has become a classic destination in the Emigrant Wilderness. Only a single-day's hike from the trailhead, it is easily done as a weekend trip. Fishing is good in the lake and even better along Kennedy Creek. Soaring peaks cradle the lake on three sides while acres of lush meadow spread at its foot. 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