The historic Panguitch Inn offers the perfect lodging for those interested in visiting Panguitch Lake. Whether you are visiting for Summer fun or the great fishing Panguitch Inn is the place to stay.
Panguitch Lake is the result of geological
faulting and volcanic eruption which occurred just about one
thousand years ago. The lake is about 1248 acres in size,
about 9000 feet above sea level and maximum depth is 60 feet.
It contains Rainbow, Brook, Brown and Cutthroat Trout.
In summer surface temperatures become warmer which fish do not prefer. At the bottom dead weeds and algae from the previous year start to decay. This decay consumes available oxygen and makes the bottom oxygen - poor. To the fisherman, this means that from late June thru August, most fish are suspended at depth of 20 to 30 feet from the surface.
In fall, the surface begins to cool and
wind mixes the water until the lake achieves the same
temperature throughout. Since the temperature and oxygen
levels are evenly optimal, fishing can be great at any depth
and in any area. In winter the surface temperature becomes
clod and freezes which fish do not prefer. At bottom the algae
and other organic materials continue to shrink but decay
process still continue (and hence the oxygen depletion) but at
lower rate. For best results, fishermen should fish no deeper
than 30 feet.