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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Why so few fish this year?
« on: September 24, 2018, 10:47:23 AM »
Although I have personally not been able to get up to the ES year to speak to this first hand, many posts on this Board from our many long time residents and frequent visitors have lamented that there just doesn't seem to be many/as many fish being planted by DF&W this year.  Some of you may already be aware of the following, however I just saw it for the first time a few moments ago.

I have not researched the DF&W site for the following reference, however am copy/pasting directely from another very reputable, long established ES Resort - Silver Lake Resort in the June Lake Loop.  If you would like more details surrounding their quote of the DF&W and how they are offsetting it, click on the URL. 

'Following is the official statement from Fish Springs hatchery (as of 9/7/18).

"Unfortunately, Fish Springs Hatchery, which supplies trout for many of the waters in Inyo and Mono Counties, experienced an influx of supersaturated gasses in the groundwater supply earlier this year.  This uncontrolled environmental situation caused an outbreak of Gas Bubble Disease (GBD), whereby excess gases become trapped in the fish’s bloodstream and tissues (similar to a diver experiencing the “bends”).  This disease proved fatal for many of the hatchery’s fish, and reduced the inventory to such that there will be no further fish plants coming from Fish Springs for the remainder of the calendar year.

The smaller trout, which were on hand during the period of super saturation, are showing some signs of GBD, but not to the extent of the larger fish.  It is our expectation that we will have enough fish on hand to grow up to “catchable” size to meet our goals for the upcoming 2019 season
." '   

All the Best!  P A C

Eastern Sierra Forum / Red Flag Warning this week
« on: September 10, 2018, 01:03:40 PM »
Just as some of the catastrophic fires are being contained, controlled if not declared 'out' - the area faces a new very concering threat.

Most of us have experienced beautiful fall weather in the ES - Hot Days, Cool Nights, usually very low humidity, sometimes very breezy when pressure fronts are shifting or passing through.

This appears to be of significant concern over the next 3 days as stated:

Let's hope and pray for the BEST and encourage others to keep it safe out there! 

Just discovered this bit of info.  I know there have been lots of issues due to heavy rains the past few days, had not yet heard about this until I checked for the weekly update on their site.'s_report/this_week's_report.html   

Eastern Sierra Forum / Tioga Pass Opening Update
« on: May 18, 2018, 05:05:22 PM »
According to the NPS Website for Yosemite - SCHEDULED opening for this coming Monday 5/21 at 9 AM.   

Always subject to change, especially with the apparently possible weather headed that way this weekend....... 

But at least it should be ready for anyone to get to the area over the NEXT weekend, Memorial Day! :flag:

And before anyone asks, I have checked both the Tioga Pass Resort and Saddlebag Lake Resort websites/facebook updates - both indicate each will remain closed for the enitre 2018 season while they take the time and apply the resources to properly repair each of their properties the right way and for the long term.....   :( :)

But remember to check their sites often for any updated info and progress reports. 

Wish that I were heading up!  All the best!  P A C

Eastern Sierra Forum / INYO County - 'Pleasant' (Valley) Fire
« on: February 19, 2018, 10:19:55 AM »
Just learned of this on the radio while driving.  The reporter narrated it as an INYO COUNTY FIRE, north of Bishop.

However a couple of these articles make it sound much closer..........Now over 3,000 Acres as of 9:45 AM this morning (Monday 2/19)

Prayers and Hoping everyone and everything is spared and this Fire does not become what it could be with the increasing and shifting winds!

What a difference from a year ago at this time!

I found this post on another Eastern Sierra climbing oriented site. Hope this is the 'right' or best section for posting it on this board as it is not a trip report and is a form of 'MEDIA'    :-)

Simply, Truly Fascinating. :bowdown:

Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / Tioga Pass Area
« on: July 12, 2017, 03:44:37 PM »
So in living vicariously and also assisting a friend plan a trip, the news for this beautiful area's accessibility and local business' kept changing to a more and more dire outlook each of the past weeks, and here are the latest updates:  :reading:

The beautiful and historic Tioga Pass Resort has met it’s match this past heavy winter……
Summer 2017 Hours & Information
Please follow us on social media for updates.

Another nearby and beautiful destination, and sometimes alternative to the TPR as well as the gateway to the Twenty Lakes Basin is:

Saddlebag Lake Resort: 
(Check out the picture on their Home Page as of July 2, 2017)  :shoveling:
2017 Opening???  With the snow accumulation this year it will be a while before we can open.  It looks like there might be some damage to the main General Store...  Until the snow melts and we are able to evaluate the facilities, we are not sure of an opening date for 2017.  (Previously they had posted anticipating an opening at END of July)

As much as I miss being able to go up there, and actually being there, I guess I’m not actually missing much……  :sing:


Anything Goes / Tax Day freebies and deals
« on: April 18, 2017, 12:46:48 PM »
Found this info on USA Today: 

Unrelated to Tax Day, but for National Park Week, get free admission to every national park during the weekends of April 15 and 16 and April 22 and 23.

Several other great offers, some free, like 2 pounds and more of FREE SHREDDING at Office Supply Stores: 

Hope you find something useful and are able to take advantage of it!

All the best, PAC

Anything Goes / How To Post Pictures - Instructions?
« on: March 27, 2012, 11:02:44 AM »
As I said in another post/reply, I was just figuring out the old board - However I never learned or attempted to post pictures.

After previous crashes, one of the long-timers (hopefully that is 'PC' enough - definitely meant out of respect and appreciation for their contributions) would re-post the instructions on How To Post Photos as the question invariably comes up.

Don't remember if it was Little Hard Rock, Rock'n'Creek Girl or Mikki that posted, but whomever it was, or knows, can we all ask a favor that you please post those instructions again, wherever appropriate on the board?

Thanks for your contributions past, present and future!

Best to all, P A C

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Power Bait Fishing Poles
« on: March 27, 2012, 10:51:42 AM »
Now - purely as an FYI, not intending to sound elitist or otherwise.

Yesterday while in Woodland Hills I stopped by a major national sporting goods chain store to snoop around for any closeouts unique to that location.

In the Fishing Dept, Front and Center to the 'track' around the store, I noticed what appeared to be Kelly Green colored, shorter length Fly Rods.  Since my soon-to-be 7 yr old son's favorite color is Green in general with Kelly being one of his favorite shades I thought I would explore further as he wants to learn to 'fish like dad does'.

Upon close inspection, the Display is a specific Berkely branded fixture, and all of the poles and spinning reels on it are specifically 'designed' for fishing with Power Bait products.  The rod actually has a metal reel seat with cork handle above and below.  Farther down the lower portion of cork is a 4"to 6" section of the Kelly Green color rod with another short section of cork below that.  From a distance, I mistook the short green section as a reel seat for a Fly Reel.  For those who know what I am talking about, from a distance, the rod looked like a 7 or 8 ft long Spey or Surf Casting Fly Rod.

Imagine my surprise to discover what it really was all about...................

Definitely great marketing and presentation - If you fish with Power Bait, you need to match your equipment to it (the Powerbait)!  (Kind of like the old days when the cooking instructions on a box of Kraft Mac and Cheese said you MUST use their name brand of margarine (Parkay?) for best results.  ;D From this, I learned my first lesson from my mother regarding not believing everthing you read........and the power of suggestive marketing).

Best to all, P A C

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