The trout just love this stuff. Especially in small pellet shapes.
Directions to Lake Alpine
From Highway 99 (just south of Stockton), take Highway 4 East toward Angel's Camp. Continue driving east on Highway 4, pass the town of Angel's Camp to the resort town of Bear Valley. Lake Alpine is right out the road on the south side about 3 miles east of Bear Valley.
Lake Alpine rests above Bear Valley at an elevation of 7,320 feet. Highway 4 follows along the majority of the lake's north shore and provides easy access for day uses such as boating, hiking, and of course, fishing. Depending on water level, the lake covers about 180 surface acres.
"We are scheduled to get 2000 pounds of 1lb. or bigger from Alpine County. Alpine County Chamber of Commerce will contribute 1000 pounds, Lake Alpine Lodge and Bear Valley Business Association, ... hopes to contribute 1000 pounds, totaling 4000 pounds of one pound or better fish. Sometimes the California Department of Fish and Game stocks the lake with an additional 7000 pounds of trout." (Source: Lake Alpine Lodge)
So, it's not a stretch to say this lake is heavy planted with trout. It's also not a stretch to catch a good number of these guys in a single outing. The lake can offer anglers an opportunity to hook into large, hold-overs in the four to five pound range.