Heenan Lake

8 miles east of Markleeville on Hwy. 89 at Monitor pass, Heenan Lake is one of the few remaining places to catch a Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. Heenan sits down in a little bowl at 7200 feet. The regulations are a little complicated, so be sure you areĀ familiar with them. Starting on the Friday of Labor Day weekend and going until the last Sunday of October, Heenan is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from sunrise to sunset. No bait is allowed, only barbless hooks may be used, and all fish must be released. The eggs from Heenan are being used at hatcheries around the United States in an attempt to bring back the cutthroat. The fish here can be big sometimes pushing 30 inches!! But Heenan can also get crowded. Shore fishing can be tough due to weeds, so bring a float tube or boat. No gas motors allowed. Be sure to check our fishing reports for up to the date information on what is working on Heenan.