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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« on: March 04, 2017, 07:32:17 PM »
Introductory class was today, very interesting and I can hardly wait for next weekend`s casting class. Looks like a trip to BPS is in order. Then at the end of march it`s off to the Owens for an on the water lesson, hope the flows have calmed down by then.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« on: February 27, 2017, 07:21:53 PM »
Thank you guys for the good info and tips.

Looking forward to the day I get my first fish on the fly rod.

I`m pretty sure I can pat my head and rub my stomach, unless I start thinking about it, then I won`t be able to do either !   :lol2:  :lol2:

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« on: February 27, 2017, 06:47:12 AM »
Yes Deep Creek Flyfishers, I figured a 5wt would be a good start.

I`ve heard of Temple Fork, and Reddington and I know BPS has their own brand, what about Okuma ? I have some of their conventional equipment and like It.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Beginner Fly Fishing
« on: February 26, 2017, 09:31:52 AM »
Well I joined a local Riverside Fly Fishing club and my first lesson starts next weekend. I know they will be giving us general info and equipment recommendations at the first class, but just wondering what you all might recommend for a starter setup for trout fishing in the sierras.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Lots of snow, part 2
« on: February 05, 2017, 07:15:08 AM »
That picture of the resort is amazing !!

I think you should be more worried about your wood supply than your water supply !

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Lot's O' snow is on the way...
« on: January 06, 2017, 06:27:03 PM »
Everyone up North Stay Safe !!

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: last trip of the season
« on: October 30, 2016, 10:21:37 AM »

We fished the lower Owens and found some nice grade fish also, Unfortunately I got busted off twice, but did land a 16" and my buddy got a 21" 3lb

All the fish we caught up north were small, which has been my experience the last 2-3 years.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: last trip of the season
« on: October 21, 2016, 04:03:34 AM »
On the Road!

Thanks Bill

Eastern Sierra Fishing / last trip of the season
« on: October 18, 2016, 08:50:25 PM »
Heading up early, early Friday morning for a quick end of season trip. Thinking about fishing the Owens Friday, but don`t have much experience with it, although I have fished PVR a number of times. Heard people mention Collins road and Benton Crossing and I know certain areas have special regs, anybody have any spots they recommend. Saturday we will be venturing farther north possibly Virginia lakes or the loop and then late Saturday or Sunday morning we should be at RCL . Looks like the weather is going to be real nice, hopefully the fish gods will be nice to us too.


Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: The creek at last!
« on: September 23, 2016, 08:44:42 AM »

Hope you have a great time and Tight Lines !! 

I think they are having Octoberfest in Mammoth this weekend !

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Another fire!
« on: September 19, 2016, 07:33:03 AM »
Not good, hope they get a handle on it soon. I think it's only like 20% contained.

Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / Re: 2016 club event
« on: July 13, 2016, 06:37:47 PM »
A small gathering it was, but it was a good time, with good company.

Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / 5/19-5/22
« on: June 06, 2016, 07:56:57 PM »
Trip report 5/19-5/22

Left Riverside around 4:30 am Thursday morning with Fishin Boat in tow, headed for Crowley. Had a few traffic delays and pit stops along the way but arrived at the lake around 11:00 am, there was a mild breeze with the occasional gust. After passing inspection and paying our fees, we were warned of the approaching weather, Wind advisory with 40 mph winds expected by 1:00 pm. By the time we loaded our gear and launched the boat, there was 2-3 white caps and wicked wind, we were officially blown off Crowley. We put the boat in the slip and headed up the hill to RCL, after trying to fish in the wind for a couple of hours with no bites, we decided to head down the hill to Bishop for a sure thing, Mexican food and cold beer !!
Next morning woke up to more hard blowing wind, drove up to Crowley to check on the boat and the lake, wind and white caps !!!    Decided to try PVR as all the weather reports further north looked worse, when we got there it was nice and calm, walked past the Dam a ways to a spot had fished before, with in a half hour the wind started whipping through the canyon. Stuck it out for a couple of hours with no luck, so we decided to head up to Lake Sabrina. Conditions there were actually pretty good with only the occasional wind gust. Ended up C&R a dozen or so stockers on PW`s, got bored with the little fish and drove over to North lake. It was nice and calm there with no wind at all, but not one bite.
Saturday morning woke up to clear skies and no wind, Crowley here we come, within 45 mins we had 3 fish in the boat and both of us with our first ever Cutthroats.  After our initial flurry things slowed down but we still picked away, I unfortunately missed more than I caught, but my Buddy ended up having a great day. He got a Crowley Slam ( Brown, Rainbow, Cutthroat and Perch ) LOL, with his biggest fish being a 4lb Cutty.
Sunday morning we fished a couple of hours at Crowley, with no luck before pulling the boat out and heading home. The wind got under my skin, but overall we had a pretty good time. Look forward to getting back soon.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: BIG McGee creek trout
« on: May 23, 2016, 08:13:00 PM »
You guys rock!
Beautiful fish!
Congrats on a successful trip!

Anything Goes / Re: no more pie....
« on: May 18, 2016, 07:27:35 PM »
Checked with JoJo here`s her top 5

All the amazing things to see and smell
Making as many new friends as possible
Quality time hanging out with Dad
Attempting to chase after lure`s or bait being cast into the water, even though Dad`s told me a million times "NO"
Making sure all scraps have been picked up after every meal

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Trout opener 2016
« on: May 17, 2016, 07:12:30 AM »
No Opener for me, but leaving Thursday morning for Crowley. Plan to troll Crowley a couple of days and do some shore fishing at RCL and maybe venture further north to Virginia`s or the loop.
Hopefully the bite has started to pick up, Looking for tight lines !

Anything Goes / Re: no more pie....
« on: May 17, 2016, 07:04:33 AM »
I guess this is sad news for the pie lovers, but sounds like an extremely well deserved Retirement for Sue and the rest of the pie makers.
Personally pies were not on my list of reasons to go to RCL.

Beauty of the area
Hanging out with family and friends

Did I mention the Beauty of the area and Fishing !!!

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: a week at the creek
« on: May 09, 2016, 07:20:32 PM »
Thanks Retired for the detailed report, sorry the fishing wasn't better for you, but stills sounds like you had a pretty interesting trip.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Trout opener 2016
« on: May 04, 2016, 07:52:16 PM »
Reports ?

Going up in a couple of weeks, would love to hear some reports on conditions and fishing.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: What do you love about Rock Creek
« on: March 22, 2016, 12:30:31 PM »
I love that my grandson caught his first fish there.
I love being there first thing in the morning and watching the sunrise and cast its rays across the lake, while I'm casting a line out on the water.
I love meeting and talking with all the great people at the group gathering every July.
I love fishing in the snow in early November , before season end.
I love that I caught my 2 biggest trout at RCL.
I just love RCL period !!!

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Your favorite camp breakfast
« on: March 01, 2016, 08:13:00 PM »
Bacon and eggs is my favorite breakfast no matter where I`m at. That being said they always taste better with the added ingredient known as RCL !!!

It`s looking real good for the end of the week into next!!

Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / Re: Agnew Meadows to Yosemite Valley Aug 2015
« on: February 24, 2016, 07:34:05 PM »
That looks like an awesome adventure !  I`ve never done more than day hikes, hope to try something like that in the future before I get to old. Thanks for sharing.!

Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / Re: the fall bodie heritage tour
« on: January 31, 2016, 07:04:00 PM »
Love Bodie, need to go back and revisit. Didn't know they did tours like that, very cool.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Tough season
« on: July 16, 2015, 07:14:01 PM »
The blues festival sounds like a really good time, especially with all that Mammoth beer flowing. :drunk:

I need to make it to that event one of these years.

SS hope you have a great trip.

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