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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« Last post by RockToad on June 15, 2018, 02:47:07 AM »
Thanks so much for sharing these great pictures!  :clap:
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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Leavitt Meadows
« Last post by wshawkins on June 14, 2018, 01:24:24 PM »
Leavitt Meadow

It's been slow on the trip reports lately so thought I would jump start one from a trip this spring.  I've been up couple of times now to the Eastern Sierra this year.  Both trips were very fruitful (trout wise) and some very nice lunkers caught (and most released).  Weather was all over the place with rain, wind, snow, and cold, then hot but that's your typical Eastern Sierra weather!

The fishing report I like to share was a trip I took to Sonora Pass at Leavitt Meadow.  I was last here in 2012 and did a trip report (on the Lahonton Cutthroats).  I stayed in Leavitt Meadows Campground and took the Leavitt Trailhead to all the lakes, rivers and streams for this report.  Good early season fishing in this section of the Eastern Sierra, where the trout are known to get fairly good sized!

I'll start the trip report once I upload and organize the photos.   Hope you enjoy!


Leavitt Meadows


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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« Last post by wshawkins on June 14, 2018, 06:29:05 AM »
Hard to believe this used to be a wagon road at one time.  They called it ďThe Great Sierra Wagon RoadĒ. 


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Strictly Media / 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« Last post by wshawkins on June 13, 2018, 07:01:35 AM »
2018 Eastern Sierra Photos



Thought Iíd start another photo college of the Eastern Sierra.  Not quite the snow levels from last spring.   2018 looked more like a more typical spring we had in the last decade.  The photo below Iím standing at the 10,000 ft. elevation looking into some of my favorite fishing destinations, most of them still frozen over.  Enjoy!


 Looking into the Hoover Wilderness


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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: French Camp area report 5/31-6/3
« Last post by wshawkins on June 11, 2018, 06:33:54 AM »
For your first trip up to the Eastern Sierra, you did pretty well!  Fishing the inlet at Convict Lake is one of my favorite places to fish for spring fishing.  Thanks for sharing! :fishing3:
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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: French Camp area report 5/31-6/3
« Last post by Little Hardrock on June 05, 2018, 01:08:21 PM »
yay!    sounds like a great trip!

lucky you:) :tent: :camping:
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Eastern Sierra Fishing / French Camp area report 5/31-6/3
« Last post by Fisha on June 04, 2018, 09:09:04 AM »
So just got back from my trip to French camp.

First full day we fished Convict Lake by the inlet. Caught 1 rainbow on a float and mini-jig, and had a few other strikes. Pretty slow, but a nice hike around the lake. Looked like a pretty slow day, and only saw a few people with a couple fish. After lunch we tried Rock Creek down at Tuff Camp. Found some pockets of slower moving water and caught a few rainbows. I was using a flylined fly, and my buddy was drifting a single salmon egg.

Second day we hiked up the Little Lakes Valley trail. Skipped  Mack Lake, so the first stop was Marsh Lake. I fished a mini-jig and bubble while my buddy fished a spinner. He got skunked and I got 2 rainbows. Saw 2 huge fish roaming around, but they didn't want what we were throwing. Next stop was Heart Lake. Used the same set-up and fished in between the first two smaller inlets first for nothing. Moved over to the major inlet and caught 1 rainbow. Ate lunch and headed on. We skipped Box Lake and headed up to Long Lake. Get to the outlet and there is a small amount of thin ice pieces floating around. Walk a little ways down the left shore and find a place to fish off the rocks. This was the most consistent fishing. I fished the same setup, and my buddy switched to what I was using. Caught quite a few brook trout.

All fish released.

The first evening after we got there we tried to find a spot on Rock Creek by our campsite at French Camp, but the water was moving pretty quick, so didn't catch anything. Tried  the little spot towards the top of camp where the concrete is, but no luck. My buddy's dad did find a spot with a big rock that he pulled a rainbow out of while we were on the hike.

Overall great trip and good weather. A little cold out night, but was very nice during the day.
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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Bishop Creek Canyon
« Last post by GrumpyFly on June 03, 2018, 08:39:03 PM »
Thanks shawkins! Yes, this is old, but Iíve been prepping for a trip to Green Lake and wanted to thank you for the post. Youíre an inspiration for sure!
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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Favorite Lure for Rock Creek Lake
« Last post by wshawkins on June 02, 2018, 07:56:08 AM »
Even though I caught many trout on Supper dupers, Kastmasterís and Panther Martinís over the years, a red/gold Thomas Buoyant lands the most trout for me! :fishing3:
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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Favorite Lure for Rock Creek Lake
« Last post by Fishing4Gold on June 01, 2018, 05:18:02 PM »
Never fished RCl, but my first lure in any lake is a gold/red thomas or a micetail fished like a swimbait or jerkbait.
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