Huntington is a high mountain lake with German brown trout, rainbow trout, and kokanee salmon. Fly fishing is good along the northern shore near creek inlets. Both trolling and shore fishing are successful at Huntington. Usually the best fishing is before 10:00 AM.
Shore anglers like the area around Billy Creek and the inlet at Home Camp Creek, along with the south side of the point at the Dowville Picnic Area. Also good are both sides of the upper end of the lake, either at Rancheria Campground or across at College Campground.
The two coves by Big Creek are known for good fishing from boats. Deep water north of the island and around to dams 1 and 2 are popular trolling waters. Sometimes fishing is good around Rock Island.
Trout : Drifting with bait, Wedding Rings tipped with a crawler, Rapalas, Rebels, Needlefish, Kastmaster Spoons, Power Bait, Nightcrawlers
Kokanee: Spinners, Spoons, Dick's Trout Buster spinner (trout model, tip with corn or night crawler), Kokanee Bugs, Rocky Mountain UV pink Signature Squids
Staying at Huntington Lake affords you the opportunity to head out on a number of side trips for fishing. Some places, like Shaver Lake, are close by, while other destinations require you to drive over Kaiser Pass.
Kaiser Pass Cautions: First, there is no gas available beyond Huntington Lake, so fill up your tank. Next, the road is steep, winding, and narrow. It's not a road for large vehicles, e.g. RVs. In places there is what rock climbers call exposure - steep drop-offs that you wouldn't want to descend.
On the other hand, people drive the Kaiser Pass road every day and think nothing of it. With a little caution and common sense, it can be easily negotiated. Take it slow, use the turn outs. There are magnificent views once your cross over the pass, and at the end of the road's two branches you reach beautiful lakes - Lake Edison and Florence Lake.
Shaver Lake - only 21 miles away, great resort lake, spend the day
Lake Thomas A. Edison - 25 miles away, about an hour of driving. Fish the lake or explore nearby streams.
Florence Lake - 22 miles away, about an hour of driving. Take the water taxi to the far end or fish around the dam.