Garnet Lake is a lake that few fishermen access. The reason, well, its a 5 mile hike in to Garnet. But there are many lakes in this back country. To Fish them all its a 20 mile hike on the John Muir Trail, hitting elevations in excess of 10 thousand feet. Most of the fish are wild trout, and in several places, you will not see any other evidence of human existence. Visiting the Inlets, and outlets of these lakes assures you of an eventful fishing trip. Between the numerous lakes, as well as streams and river falls and tributaries.
This loop has some very cold waters. The lower lakes on the loop, harbor trout and bass. Higher elevations belong to the trout.
Base camp spots are abundant on lower lakes. Most, you can catch and keep. If you are spending the night at base camp the pan will certainly have trout in it.