Lake is the second largest natural lake in California
and is known for the Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout. Through
careful management and selective breeding, fishery biologists
have nurtured the Eagle Lake strain of rainbows so they
grow big and fat in this alkaline water. As the trout
begin to spawn in the shallows at the north end near
Pine Creek, top-line trolling can be effective. When
summer approaches, the fish will migrate south to the
deeper, cooler, spring-fed waters near Wildcat and Eagle's
Nest. Now is the time to use lead core line or downriggers.
Shore fishing on Eagle Lake can be good near Rocky or
Wildcat Points. Greater surface action will pick up
in the fall as water temperatures decline.