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Taboose Pass
Suggested Flies for Taboose Creek area:

Dry Flies:
Parachute Adams #12
Elk Hair Caddis #14-16
Stimulator #12
Madam X #10-12
Royal Wulff #12

Nymph Flies:
Pheasant Tail Nymph #14-18
Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear #14-18
Prince Nymph #14-18
Bird's Nest #14-18
Bird's Stonefly Nymph #8-10
Copper John, Black #18-22

Terrestrials:
Muddler Minnow #8-10
Woolly Bugger, Black or Olive #8-10

Directions:

Upper South Fork Kings River Directions

From Mojave, drive north on Highway 14 to Highway 395. Continue north of Highway 395, driving 13 miles past the town of Independence to Goodale Creek Road. Turn Left and drive two miles to the creek. Taboose Creek is 1 miles further up Highway 395. Turn left at the sign.

Notes:Upper Basin

Taboose Creek: Located in high desert region with willows, birch, and wild rose. A very small creek that is only a few feet wide and features a sandy bottom with some rocks and riffles upstream. Rainbows up to 8400 feet elevation. Unknown beyond that elevation. Within the campground, it is stocked with Rainbows every two weeks of the summer.
Taboose Lake: (elevation 11,463') Go off-trail from Taboose Pass southeast about 3/4 miles with a 200 foot elevation gain and drop. Contains Rainbows

Goodale Creek: Located in high desert region with willows, birch, and wild rose. A very small creek that is only a few feet wide and features a sandy bottom with some rocks and riffles upstream. Contains Rainbows within the campground, stocked every two weeks of the summer.Try to locate pools within some clearing around the campsites. Creek is heavily overgrown..

Taking the Red Lake Trail behind Fish Springs off Hwy 395. The trail proceeds to Red Lake (11.64 acres) at 10,457' elevation, which contains Goldens. The creek, Red Mountain Creek, and the two small ponds below Red Lake also contain Goldens. Infrequently traveled, Red Lake Trail is steep, rugged and un-maintained. At times it is difficult to locate. Be prepared to navigate with the aid of a topographic map. A pre-dawn start is recommended during the summer. The alpine lake at the end of the trail and Split Mountain are popular with mountaineers. The trailhead is accessed by rocky dirt roads, 4WD and high-clearance vehicles are recommended.


Fishing Regulations (Effective March 1st, 2021)

All other lakes within John Muir Wilderness:

Open all year. 5 trout. 10 in possession. No gear restrictions.

All creeks and tributaries:

From the last Saturday in April through November 15, five trout daily bag limit, 10 trout in possession; and, from November 16 through the Friday preceding the last Saturday in April, 0 trout bag limit, artificial lures with barbless hooks only and trout must be released unharmed and not removed from the water.

 

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