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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Onion Valley, Kearsarge Trail, Mattock Lake
« on: October 09, 2017, 02:57:57 AM »
Did you make it up to Kearsarge Pass? If so what did you think?

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Onion Valley, Kearsarge Trail, Mattock Lake
« on: September 29, 2017, 02:41:33 AM »
The Matlock Lakes are fishless. It was gill netted several years ago. Gilbert lake seemed to have a little bit bigger Brookies but I much preferred fishing at Flower Lake. There is also a couple of very nice camp sites at FL. Be sure and take your winter gear because this late in the season makes it very possible to have some very cold nights. Little Pothole has really small Brookies because it gets hit pretty hard by the day hikers. I never fished Heart Lake or Big Pothole Lake but I think a couple of others on here have. The view from Kearsarge Pass is one of my favorites and you won't be disappointed. The fishing at Kearsarge Lakes can be off the hook for little brookies.

Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 26, 2017, 01:49:40 AM »
I almost guess Tuolumne Meadows but I thought that there was a little too much snow. I really had no idea though.

Anything Goes / Re: posting pics
« on: September 21, 2017, 02:30:37 AM »
imgur is what was suggested to me from several people also.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Birthday Trip Recap
« on: September 19, 2017, 02:33:04 AM »
Sounds like a great trip. Catching so many nice fish is just frosting on the cake.

Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / Re: 2017 North Fork Big Pine Creek
« on: August 14, 2017, 02:58:01 AM »
I love Sam Mack Meadows. We should be there this time next week.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: First Golden Trout for 2017
« on: August 14, 2017, 02:55:55 AM »
I've read a few reports and talked with some guys I know pretty well and everyone is saying that Cottonwood Lakes has been off so far this year. Lots of speculation as to late spring-wet year- whatever. Everyone still has hope and plans for improvement any day now of course.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: First Golden Trout for 2017
« on: August 10, 2017, 02:31:39 AM »

Those goldens are bigger than the ones I've caught so far this year. I've only made it as far as some small streams. Hoping to change that next week.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: LLV Trail Conditions
« on: August 02, 2017, 02:37:41 AM »

Anything Goes / Re: how to post pics
« on: July 31, 2017, 03:10:43 AM »
I've always used photo bucket also but things are changing. All of the other sites I go to people are saying the same thing. I got my notice a couple weeks ago that PB was changing to a fee subscription to have the ability to post to internet sites and it's not cheap. Go into my profile and look at my pictures. They are all gone!! All of my pictures on several sites are now gone and the posts are pretty much worthless. I'm surprised that more on here have not been notified or at least noticed there missing pictures. I need to decide on a new hosting site before I can post any other pictures in the forums. Rumor has it that many of the other hosting sites will be doing the same thing.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: 7/24 Missing Hiker Alert PCT Hiker
« on: July 26, 2017, 02:37:25 AM »
Thanks for the update Maverick. Such a shame and a terrible loss.

Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / Re: Tioga Pass Area
« on: July 24, 2017, 01:24:05 AM »
Read this weekend that Saddlebag Lake store will not be opening at all this year and that there will be no ferry boat. Pretty hard to make a living if you can't open the doors for an entire year.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Snow level
« on: July 24, 2017, 01:21:12 AM »
Absolutely right about the season not opening in the Cottonwood area until July 1st. May is an iffy time for most high country lakes. Sometimes the roads are not even open yet and the lakes can still be frozen over. I did a backpack up to Long Lake over Memorial Day weekend a few years ago. We froze our butts off but the lakes were clear so the Treasure lakes would have been open also. Of course this year is a crazy one but I just saw pictures of Saddlebag Lake from this past weekend and it still has some ice on it.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: smokey skies
« on: July 20, 2017, 02:18:21 AM »
Hate the smoke

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: North Fork Big Pine Creek
« on: July 17, 2017, 12:18:16 AM »
Long hump to carry a tube but worth it.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: North Fork Big Pine Creek
« on: June 25, 2017, 01:56:11 AM »
looking forward to your pictures. I was just talking to someone today about going there again.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Silver Lake Trip 2017
« on: June 09, 2017, 02:44:37 AM »
Have a safe and happy trip, tight lines.

Iíve been looking forward to this trek into the Domeland Wilderness for weeks but it almost didnít happen. In actuality like everyplace else the winter effects just keep hanging on. The previous week I had called both the Kernville and Lake Isabella FS offices and despite conflicting opinions they both agreed that the road to the trail head was closed. The Thursday before Memorial Day one of the two said the road was open so we took the chance and went. There was still patches of snow along the road and even next to the large meadow getting to the trail head. There was no snow in our meadow tho and I was kind of disappointed because I was kind of hoping to make Sierra slushies in the warm afternoon.

Our group as we crossed into the wilderness, Charley, Sarah, Marshal. my wife Debbie, grandson David, and Mike.

Our first good view into the meadow coming in from the southern TH.

Most of you know how the fishing can be in these little creeks for Golden hybrids. We all had a blast but the real treat was watching the kids. It was just awesome seeing my grandson David get so excited about something other than YouTube videos for a change. He has a lot to learn and understand about fish handling but he is doing better at least.

Charlieís daughter Sarah mostly fished with a fly and bubble but she did take my 3wt for a couple spins up and down the creek.

I was surprised at the size of some of the trout. This is my biggest for the weekend but some even a little larger were seen.

A couple camp shots.

I canít say enough about this woman of mine. Not only does she pack her own gear including a little orange shovel she rolls up both our pads and bags on the days we break camp before coming out of our tent while I make her coffee.

Surprisingly mosquitos were not near the issue as I had worried. I put DEET on at the TH but didnít feel the need the rest of the weekend. Saw quite a few but they werenít biting just yet. I have only had two bites show up so far.

A couple more of the meadow and creek.

Starting on our way back home after a wonderful weekend in the Domeland.

The Domeland has much more to it than the two Kern Rivers. Lots of meadows and little creeks with wild trout to be found. We just need to get out there and find them.

Outstanding cutts!!

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Which lake is that?
« on: May 08, 2017, 03:28:54 AM »
From your description it sure sounds like you are talking about Valentine Lake. Were you able to open the link I posted on your computer? it should take you right to it if it posted correctly.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Which lake is that?
« on: May 03, 2017, 02:59:39 AM »
I must be looking in the wrong direction unless you are talking about the small un-named pond immediately to the right. It's probably little more than a marsh. Putting Bloody Mountain peak in the center of my screen Laurel lake is north, Valentine Lake if left (west), Bloody Lake is south and slightly west, and Edith Lake / Lake Genevieve is southwest.

I love Acme Maps. You can grab and drag in any direct you want or pan in/out as you like.

Try this link,-118.90799&z=15&t=T

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« on: April 04, 2017, 01:47:19 AM »
I loved fishing from my float tube but the low profile can make casting a workout. I think that the 10' rod should be an asset. I like to troll with a bead head wooly bugger, green and black are the most popular but purple is my go-to with a nymph trailer.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: meanwhile, back in Bodie..
« on: March 17, 2017, 02:15:25 AM »
Beautiful pictures!! I agree that it gives at least a little bit of an idea what the winters were like for those early mine workers.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« on: March 03, 2017, 02:25:55 AM »
I took a couple beginner classes but I learned the most from fishing with others. When I first started I fished with someone who used to post here now and then, Stanberry. It didn't matter where we were, river, creek, or float tube I would here him call out. 10 and 2 Gary, 10 and 2!!!

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Parking in the campgrounds
« on: March 03, 2017, 02:20:06 AM »
Your site fee pays for two vehicles and the trailer counts as one. If there is room for more you can park more but the fee is $5 per. As Retired mentioned they often don't enforce the extra fee but be prepared just the same. Most campgrounds have overflow parking near the entrance that is free to use.

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