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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Very Short Report
« on: September 14, 2018, 01:19:19 PM »
Spent 9/5 to 9/12 at the Lakes Resort. Great weather but saw few fish. Caught one 14" on green mini jig and had one good hit casting a brook pattern kastmaster deep from a boat. Saw a lot of schools on the fishfinder but nothing hitting. The exception was a few float tubers with lead core trolling at about 60 feet deep. They a lot of fish in the 3-5 lb range. Saw one 5lb caught on Tasmanian Devil. I talked to few regulars who indicated it was the worst fishing they had seen at the lake. We didn't fish the backcountry this trip... combination of getting too old or just plain lazy.

Had a brief visit with Scout and fired a few hundred rounds out in the area where Roy shoots. MJ brought several weapons and I brought three. My aim was about as good as my fishing but it was fun.

Some colors starting above lake.

AS always an enjoyable visit to the Sierra.

Anything Goes / Good Morning Peter Rabbit
« on: August 17, 2018, 12:08:47 PM »
Yesterday on Cowles Mtn. San Diego

Anything Goes / Misc. Camping Gear
« on: July 06, 2018, 10:09:38 AM »
Cleaning out the Garage and find these items still hanging around:

NorthFace Tadpole 23 back tent used once.

Coleman 9'x7' Sundome tent used one week.

Hyperlite Contour 60x10 frameless backpack used once

Kelty Redwing 3100 Day pack used a few times

 Any interest in any of this stuff send a PM

Great day for hiking!!

Strictly Media / McCloud Lake
« on: March 28, 2018, 03:13:39 PM »
Testing  Instructions for posting from WSH. Took this with phone last Fall

Eastern Sierra Forum / Interesting Weather
« on: September 22, 2017, 08:37:51 AM »
I see Tioga Pass is still closed this morning after yesterdays snow.Photos of Mammoth Mtn on the news last night were quite a surprise.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Cottonwood Lakles
« on: September 08, 2016, 11:52:21 AM »
Anyone been to the Cottonwoods lately? We usually catch several 12-16" goldens in Lakes 4 and 5 but last fall we didn't see a sign of any fish in either lake. We caught a few small ones near the outlet of Lake 3 but something's "fishy".I heard awhile back that DFW was thinking about killing off the lakes to get rid of the hybreds and and re-introduce pure goldens but never heard anything more about it.

Anything Goes / PUP fish
« on: May 11, 2016, 10:39:12 AM »
Anyone see the video of the Morons destroying some of the Pup Fish habitat in Death Valley? Something new every day.

Anything Goes / RIP Merle Haggard
« on: April 06, 2016, 01:35:22 PM »
Sad day for us country folks with passing of Merle Haggard today.

Anything Goes / A little Snow is Good
« on: February 01, 2016, 11:56:49 AM »
I see where Mammoth says they have 165" base at the top. Keep it coming!

Strictly Media / King Tide La Jolla, CA 11/25/15
« on: December 01, 2015, 11:45:11 AM »
Breakfast at the Marine Room about 7:30AM. CBS TV was there and that night on the national news there's NJ and me sitting at the table. Too funny! Those windows were knocked out in the 80's and the place flooded but this time only small leaks at a couple of the windows. Turn up the volume.

Anything Goes / Bear Attack
« on: August 14, 2015, 09:26:56 AM »
Anyone see the news on the bear attack in Mariposa yesterday? Also the mountain lion hit on I-5. Bad day for wild life.

Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / Late Report, June 17-21
« on: July 19, 2015, 12:23:57 PM »
Met MJ in Leevining on the 17th and went up to Spillway Lake on Thursday. Fishing was fun, caught 50 or so on a red tail black gnat (wet). Mostly 10-12", probably 60/40 brooks vs brown. Mj used an assortment of dry and wet flies and caught a lot more small browns out of the inlet stream. Friday went up to Gardisky Lake. I swore I'd never go up that trail again but decided to show Mike the lake and check out the fishing, Got a lot of brooks but again nothing over 12". Friday afternoon went down to Lone Pine for the night and then up to Onion Valley and Big Pothole Lake Saturday. I had heard there were lots of big brooks in there to be caught on lures. I heard wrong about the big part. I knew the lake was surrounded by a boulder field but it was a lot worse than I thought. After the 4+ mile hike with elevation gain of about 2300', this old geezer abandoned ship and went back down to Gilbert Lake. Mike took on the boulders and caught a lot of fish but all really small. Looked like the lake is over populated for the amount of food available. I fiddled around Gilbert for about 3 hours waiting for MJ to get down. Got a lot of small brooks on fly/bubble while dodging a few rain showers.

A few pics follow:

Spillway Lake (poor transfer from Photobucket)

MJ cutting leader with his teeth

Gardisky Lake

Gardisky Brook

Sad Pic Of Saddlebag Lake

Heart Lake coming down from Big Pothole

Gilbert Lake

Had planned to add a short report from a trip up LLV on Monday after the Club but couldn't retrieve pics from phone. Any way, had a good hike  and got a few nice fish from an un named lake.

Anything Goes / Misc. Camping, Hiking Stuff
« on: June 29, 2015, 02:18:21 PM »
Cleaning out garage and find backpack and tent, large tent, bear canister, etc. If anyone has any interest in this stuff, send a PM.

Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / Spur of the Moment Trip
« on: June 24, 2015, 06:18:36 AM »
Mj and I are headed up to Leevining this morning to catch Gardisky and Spillway Lakes. Then to Onion Valley Saturday to Big Pothole Lake. If we get some good pics, wiil post a few.

Anything Goes / Water, Water Everywhere
« on: June 01, 2015, 08:59:34 AM »
Got back yesterday from a few days visiting in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and saw a lot of water. Too bad we can't truck the excess to California. Pretty sad situation in some areas. I guess there's still a few people missing because of the flooding.

Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / May 12 to May 16 Trip
« on: May 19, 2015, 03:02:23 PM »
Drove up to Bridgeport last Tuesday for a 3 day fishing trip in uncertain weather. Actually lucked out, stayed fairly dry. Wednesday we went to Roosevelt Lake for those early season Cutts. Lots of fish 14' to 18" on wet flies. The larger fish were beautiful red but no one got any decent pics. MJ got one shot of a smaller one shown later.

West Walker looking upstream and then downstream

Roosevelt Lake

Thursday headed up to the lake noted for the real big Cutts. Had some snow flurries but not too bad. The lake was really low. There were 3 float tubes and 3 of us on shore and no one had a strike in the first two hours. All using various flies. MJ was in waders and said there were huge brooks and Cutts swimming around him with no interest in anything he tossed at them. I was getting ready to leave and put a red mini jig on my bubble rig and thought  I had a hit on about the 4th cast. No more action but as I left I gave MJ a jig to tie on his fly rod. About 5 minutes later I heard a shout and he got this monster on the jig. That was it and then it started to snow pretty hard.

Drove down to Mammoth that afternoon in snow showers. CHP was turning the Chains Required sign on Conway Summit as we went by. Friday we went up the Duck Pass trail as far as Skelton Lake. Snow on the trail was untracked and was about 6" deep in most areas. It was a lot of work getting to Skelton. All very small brooks on very small flies.

Former Exec. Director of San Diego Holiday Bowl working on an impossible fly/bubble tangle!

MJ bird shots at Skelton

On down to Lone Pine Friday night. A good steak at Season's and home Saturday.

Anything Goes / Poppies and Snakes
« on: March 20, 2015, 02:56:32 PM »

Found a few Poppies and one Diamondback on the trail this morning.

Bridge over West Walker (Not quite)



Snake with rattle

Monkey Flowers

Bigger Poppies

Anything Goes / Snake Season
« on: March 13, 2015, 10:28:17 AM »
Saw my first rattlesnake of the season on my morning hike yesterday. Small with very quiet rattle. They're out now..........

Anything Goes / One More Whale Tail
« on: March 02, 2015, 08:25:44 AM »
I couldn't make the Youtube link work but  one of my phone videos is on there now. Nothing spectacular but we're near a boat with some Mexican kids having some fun with the whales. it's the first video in my account under "35bobbylee". It's supposed to be "Scammons" not "Scammony".

Anything Goes / Whale Correction
« on: February 28, 2015, 08:53:02 AM »
 The whales can weigh over 40 tons, not 25 as I posted.

Anything Goes / Thar She Blows- Part 2
« on: February 27, 2015, 02:22:57 PM »
The whale trip to the Baja Lagoons was awesome. There is no way to describe the emotion when one of those big hummers comes up and bumps your boat and blows spray all over you. Unbelievable!
The trip was 1200 miles round trip, 6 days, 5 nights. Spent about 8 hours over 2 days on Scammons Lagoon and 2 hours 1 day on San Ignacio Lagoon. These are grey whales with the bigger females about 45 ft long and up to 25 tons. Touching or petting the babies is probably the highlight. Some of the ladies leaned out of the boats and kissed them- that was not my goal!

A few pics follow:

El Autobus

Touristas and cactus

Cardon cactus, up to 30' tall and 10 tons

Junior approaching


Good view of blow hole

Two hand touch

NJ reaching

NJ contact

One of the group had a Go Pro mounted on a 30"rod and got some incredible under water video. When I get a copy, I'll see if I can get a Youtube link.

Anything Goes / Thar She Blows!
« on: February 17, 2015, 11:24:57 AM »
A little different trip coming this Friday to next Wednesday. Going with a group by bus to the whale lagoons in southern Baja. Go out in Pangas and pet whales,etc. Assuming the Bandidos don't hi-jack the bus and we don't get eating by a whale, I should have a few pics to post next week.

Strictly Media / August, 2014
« on: December 22, 2014, 10:30:02 AM »
Too lazy to post trip report for last pack trip but here's a few pics from Sisters Lakes area.

Lake Harriet form camp site.

Interesting sunset. It lasted for 15 minutes or so

Stella Lake

Dorothy Lake, just inside Yosemite

Stella Lake from PCT near Dorothy Pass

MJ in tube

Getting ready to leave

Stopped At Skelton in Mammoth on the way home.

Fishing was good everywhere we went. Now bring on the snow!

Anything Goes / Back to Texas
« on: September 30, 2014, 01:24:01 PM »
Back to Texas tomorrow for another wedding. That's two in 3 weeks. First the granddaughter and now the daughter. Oh well, I did manage to catch one bass last trip.  :clap:

Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / RCL
« on: September 17, 2014, 06:31:52 AM »
Off to the Resort for a week. Will report if anything pops up.

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