Pleasant Valley Reservoir - Bishop, CA

Lake Information

Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout

Latest Photos

2 lbs.
Nice catch for Don Padick at PVR.
Don Padick
This beautiful brown crunched a Parallel Assassin fished below an Under-Cator in the slow moving transition section.
Photo Credit: Tom Loe
7 lbs.
Angler Tyler Nikolic from Murrieta, CA caught and released this Brown Trout (estimated at between 6 and 8 pounds) on a Kastmaster. Jay Delk is pictured holding the fish!
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Jay Delk
Tyler Nikolic
Jeff Hudson used a para hi-vis BWO with an Assassin dropper to get into some nice browns in the river section that leads into PVR. This “two pronged” technique is deadly for shallow riffle water, and fishing pockets behind large mid-stream boulders.
Photo Credit: Sierra Drifters
Jeff Hudson

Pleasant Valley Reservoir Whoppers

Species Weight Date Report
Brown Trout 7 lbs. 3-10-2017 View Report
Rainbow Trout 2 lbs. 12-10-2019 View Report

Latest Fish Plants

Plant DateSpeciesSourceTotal Pounds
11-20-2023Rainbow TroutCDFW 
10-23-2023Rainbow TroutCDFW 
10-09-2023Rainbow TroutCDFW 
9-25-2023Rainbow TroutCDFW 
9-11-2023Rainbow TroutCDFW 

Latest Fish Reports

Date Report Author
11-27-2023 Bishop Trout Rodeo February 10, 2024
The Bishop Trout Rodeo is coming back to... more »
Bishop Chamber
8-9-2023 The 2023 Blake Jones Trout Derby – September 16
Cast Your Line Into The Legends Of The... more »
Bishop Chamber
4-18-2023 THE BLAKE JONES TROUT DERBY IS RESCHEDULED (again) for Saturday, September 16th, 2023
Bishop Chamber
3-7-2023 Tentative new date for the Blake Jones Derby will be Saturday, May 13th, 2023
After careful consideration, The Bishop Chamber of Commerce... more »
Bishop Chamber
2-27-2023 Blake Jones Trout Derby Early Bird Entry Ends Tomorrow, 2/28!
The Blake Jones derby is a blind bogey... more »
Bishop Chamber

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