We had the place to ourselves. The formula says- second weekend in June + Emigrant Wilderness = brook trout on dry flies all day, everyday. Fishing licenses are available in the General Store. Aspen Meadow Pack Station offers overnight trips to destinations such as Bear Lake, Big Lake, Emigrant Lake, Huckleberry Lake, and Deer Lake. Fishing is good in the lake and even better along Kennedy Creek. Kennedy Lake has become a classic destination in the Emigrant Wilderness. ... For fishing, Deer lake may have been a little too cold, although we tried! We hiked about 25 miles in this area over the course of four days. For the second year in a row though, fishing was almost a dud. They can drop you at a base camp and pick you up later or stay with you for an all-inclusive pack trip. ... Cherry to Deer Lake. but this year I'm going to try and hunt Emigrant Wilderness area on the opener. Wood Lake was gorgeous! Only a single-day's hike from the trailhead, it is easily done as a weekend trip. Thought I'd give it a try and see what happens this year. I’ve used all of these phrases at one time or another to describe the fly-fishing in the Emigrant Wilderness. In addition, three major deer herds – Jawbone, Yosemite and Stanislaus herds – live in Emigrant Basin. Wilderness trips offer some of the finest trout fishing in the Sierras. Trout season opens the last Saturday in April and closes in November. 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. Crabtree Trail- Emigrant Wilderness- Stanislaus National Forest- CA This hike is an outback or loop trail. Later in the season I will hunt the Trinity Alps for another 10 dayer. Rainbow and Brook trout are found in almost all lakes and streams in the area. Soaring peaks cradle the lake on three sides while acres of lush meadow spread at its foot. I've been over Brown Bear Pass, fished Emigrant Wilderness Lake, Emigreant Lake and Huckleberry Lake but never hunted the area before. Only 25 people may obtain a Wilderness Permit to Kibbie Ridge/Lake, but due to damage from the RIM fire only 10 people may obtain a permit to Lake Eleanor per day in these areas per National Park quotes. 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. They thought it would be considerate to set up their boom-box and blast it across the lake until 1am. Upper Buck and Deer were nice. May 26, 2015 - Hike from Gianelli's Cabin to Deer Lake in the Emigrant Wilderness. Then some yahoo hunters came in on horseback with pack mules. Activities in Emigrant Wilderness include hiking, swimming, fishing and hunting. Hunting. (209) 965-3402 For … Both lake and stream fishing are available. 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