... For fishing, Deer lake may have been a little too cold, although we tried! Aspen Meadow Pack Station offers overnight trips to destinations such as Bear Lake, Big Lake, Emigrant Lake, Huckleberry Lake, and Deer Lake. These free permits are required year-round. Rainbow and Brook trout are found in almost all lakes and streams in the area. Then some yahoo hunters came in on horseback with pack mules. Trout season opens the last Saturday in April and closes in November. For the second year in a row though, fishing was almost a dud. Both lake and stream fishing are available. Wilderness trips offer some of the finest trout fishing in the Sierras. Soaring peaks cradle the lake on three sides while acres of lush meadow spread at its foot. They can drop you at a base camp and pick you up later or stay with you for an all-inclusive pack trip. I've been over Brown Bear Pass, fished Emigrant Wilderness Lake, Emigreant Lake and Huckleberry Lake but never hunted the area before. Activities in Emigrant Wilderness include hiking, swimming, fishing and hunting. 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. I’ve used all of these phrases at one time or another to describe the fly-fishing in the Emigrant Wilderness. They thought it would be considerate to set up their boom-box and blast it across the lake until 1am. Fishing is good in the lake and even better along Kennedy Creek. And after seeing three people at the first ford at Emigrant Lake in the morning, we hadn't seen another hiker all day. Fishing licenses are available in the General Store. The formula says- second weekend in June + Emigrant Wilderness = brook trout on dry flies all day, everyday. Cherry Lake Dam gate to Cherry Lake, Kibbie Ridge, and Lake Eleanor opens from April 1-December 15. Kennedy Lake has become a classic destination in the Emigrant Wilderness. Only a single-day's hike from the trailhead, it is easily done as a weekend trip. In addition, three major deer herds – Jawbone, Yosemite and Stanislaus herds – live in Emigrant Basin. Hunting. Upper Buck and Deer were nice. (209) 965-3402 For … Trail map, trip description, camping spots, photos, fishing guide, wilderness permits. Later in the season I will hunt the Trinity Alps for another 10 dayer. We had the place to ourselves. Had the lake all to ourselves... it was nearly paradise. but this year I'm going to try and hunt Emigrant Wilderness area on the opener. Crabtree Trail- Emigrant Wilderness- Stanislaus National Forest- CA This hike is an outback or loop trail. 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. May 26, 2015 - Hike from Gianelli's Cabin to Deer Lake in the Emigrant Wilderness. I went on a backpacking/fishing trip, and hiked 12 miles in. 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