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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Snow level
« on: July 24, 2017, 12:30:41 PM »
Thanks for the info. Looks like I'll have to look a little lower next year. I only flogged the upper Owens for a few hours last trip, might be worth another look.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Snow level
« on: July 23, 2017, 02:51:11 PM »
Hello all, after a 2 year drought I've started planning our next trip to fish the Sierras, but instead of late July it will be late May next year to catch Mule days. For those of you with a long history of the area, do you think the lakes above 10,000' would be fishable the last week in May? I'd like to start at Cottonwood lakes and include Treasure lakes 1 &2 since I'm a sucker for Goldens. This years massive snow levels in the Sierras have me worried that even a normal years snows could be an issue for access as well. Thanks.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: meanwhile, back in Bodie..
« on: April 05, 2017, 12:33:06 PM »
Thar's cold in them thar hills!

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: The creek at last!
« on: September 22, 2016, 08:19:06 AM »
I started to visit the 395 corridor every year or two with my son since he was 8 1/2. The area from Sonora pass to Lone Pine got to feel as familiar to me as my back yard over time. Now that my son is in College, my trips to the Eastern Sierras are scarce.
I could go alone, but can't bring myself to do it. To me, the whole place requires me to grab someone by the arm and say, Wow! look at that view, fish, waterfall etc. just so I know I'm not imagining what I see before me. It's a magical place and I envy those who can go as often as they wish.
Until the stars align and we can both go out again, I'll continue to enjoy everyone's post and pictures.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Sierra water levels
« on: March 26, 2016, 07:42:00 PM »
Dang, Thought we might have been over the hump this year. Thanks for the link, I'll check it out.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Sierra water levels
« on: March 25, 2016, 05:37:35 PM »
I've just read an article about water levels at the Shasta reservoir being so high they had to release water today. This made me wonder how the Eastern Sierras reservoirs like Gem, Edison, Sabrina and the others were doing. Anybody been up to one to see if this years El Nino' made a dent in the low levels?

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Your favorite camp breakfast
« on: March 23, 2016, 08:02:11 AM »
Since we are usually in the high country, I'm too bear skittish to make anything more than coffee for breakfast. 

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« on: November 08, 2015, 09:14:10 AM »
Looking forward to the Pictures !

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« on: October 08, 2015, 07:31:51 PM »
wshawkins, I hardly recognized you without your fingerless gloves on. (the huge brown should have been proof enough.)
Hiking by Rush creek in early August, I never would have believed it could hold such big beauties.
Good luck and be sure to charge your camera batteries.

Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / Re: 20 Lakes Basin June 25-28, 2015
« on: July 05, 2015, 05:08:17 PM »
Thanks for the report. This is our first stop on our trip this summer. July 25th can't come soon enough.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Parchers Resort Bishop Creek - Help Wanted
« on: April 22, 2015, 04:05:08 PM »
 I'll have my resume ready for you when I retire in four years.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: info on mono county openings...
« on: April 14, 2015, 05:24:33 PM »
Wow that's early. Happy that things are opening soon, not happy for the reason behind it.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Dismal snow pack
« on: March 14, 2015, 09:44:56 AM »
I know this is no surprise to you who live there, but living on the East coast, this chart from was jaw dropping to me.
The question is, will this make for great fishing by concentrating the available fish in ever smaller bodies of water, or will the effects of low water conditions wreak havoc on the already stressed fish stocks?


Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: oh dear... fire in feb?
« on: February 09, 2015, 06:56:23 PM »
Creek dude, that link with the video is truly nightmarish.
The day before the fire I was looking on the Trulia real estate site at property available in the Swall meadows development, day dreaming of living there after I win Powerball. How devastating for all involved.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Wounded Warriors center in Mammoth
« on: February 02, 2015, 06:23:06 PM »
Thanks for posting that link.
Having been in now for 26 years, I do know first hand the restorative powers the Eastern Sierra has had in my personal life. I hope they won't have to wait for full finding before breaking ground.
My donation will only get them a couple of outlet covers, but mountains eventually become beaches and every little bit will get them closer to the goal line.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Trip Report
« on: January 30, 2015, 09:26:29 AM »
You've just given me another 15 years of fishing /camping trip ideas, thanks.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Bishop Creek Canyon
« on: January 28, 2015, 06:58:20 PM »
Another great report wshawkins, keep em coming.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Half moon pass
« on: December 14, 2014, 09:10:48 PM »
wshawkins, that is a fantastic picture of the notch. Nothing like seeing it up close and personal. Summer seems soooo far away these days.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Half moon pass
« on: November 30, 2014, 06:07:37 PM »
Sierraslam,  yikes! broke your rods and had quite a ways to hobble back to the car, that would put a damper on the best day of fishing.  We will be staying a night at Ruby lake before getting up to Golden.
The itinerary as of today is; SFO to Aspen CG, 20 lakes basin and Conness lakes then LLV for
Ruby and Golden, a recovery day in Mammoth lakes then 2 days at Alger lakes.

That uses seven of the ten days planned. We'll see what kind of condition we're in for other options for the last two days before flying home on day ten.

Have I mention how lucky you are to have the Sierras in your "back yard" relative to us East coasters?

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Half moon pass
« on: November 28, 2014, 07:16:23 PM »
Hello all,

Reading the forum replies to my question about the pass inspired me to come up with this route back to the trail head. I hit the road across from the Mosquito flats picnic area where the one of us with mores gas left (OK, I volunteer to watch the packs) will walk and up to the car and drive it back to the picnic area for pick up. Anybody see any glaring issues with the proposed route?

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Half moon pass
« on: November 25, 2014, 03:51:10 PM »
Thanks wshawkins, great advice as usual. Pioneer basin looks too awesome to be rushed through on this trip. There's a chance I'll be meeting up with relatives at the end of the trip so I have to leave some wiggle room for that, but next trip for sure. Great shot of the pass by the way.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Half moon pass
« on: November 24, 2014, 08:14:40 PM »
Hello all,
1st post on the forum. I joined because of the wealth of Eastern Sierra knowledge gathered in one place.  :bowdown:
We get to come out every couple of years or so and I've wet a line on several of the higher lakes in search of Golden trout (skunked so far) For part of our trip, my Son (18) and I are planning to return to the LLV and try Golden Lake.

Has anyone on here used Half moon pass to get back to the LLV trail head? if so, what  impressions / advice would you give for getting through it?


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