Mosquito Lakes at Pacific Grade Summit
A campground is located next to the lakes and another is found only a short drive away to the east in Pacific Valley. Several hiking trails head out from near the lakes, making great day trips.
Many of the visitors to the lakes are not aware of the history of the area. Mountain men, explorers, emigrants, miners, and even Snowshoe Thompson all passed over Pacific Grade Summit during the 19th century.
Photographers and artists find plenty of scenes on which to focus their attention, from the cool reflections in the lakes to the broad vistas to the east.
Popular Baits and Lures
- Spin Casting: Daredevle Skeeter, Panther Martins, Kastmasters, and Mepp's Lightnin'
- Bait Fishing: PowerBait, Nightcrawlers, Salmon Eggs, Gulp Eggs
- Fly Fishing: Adams, California Mosquito, Blue Wing Olive, Gnats, Woolly Bugger
On your way up to the lake a stop at Ebbetts Pass Sporting Goods in Arnold is a good way to get the latest information on fishing conditions at Mosquito Lakes. While you're there you can pick up all the best lures and baits you will need to land that trophy trout.
Looks pretty good, huh. Now let's look at the actual Lake. This lake is actually two lakes connected by a small creek. This one is what I would call Upper Mosquito Lake.
|Notice the brown water.|
|It's not very big.|
|Cool cabin only accessible by boat.|
|Far end of the lake.|
That look like a trophy trout to you? .
|All four we caught were this size.|
|Full of lily pads too.|
About 11:00 we packed up and headed down to Lake Alpine to give it a shot. When we passed it on the way up, there weren't very many cars or people to be seen.
|Once again Yuki caught the first one.|