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Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / Re: Aug 9-15
« on: August 10, 2015, 06:35:07 PM »
40 hours til we're in East Fork ......  :clap:

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Water Levels
« on: August 10, 2015, 06:32:35 PM »
I love the pie shop and we've used the showers there, it just never struck me to ask about a boat .... we've fished lures from the shore but never gotten anything at RCL.  I was thinking a boat might break the curse .... Is there any other inlet than the one on the other side of the campground/parking lot? 


Eastern Sierra Forum / Water level in the creek? Fishing?
« on: August 10, 2015, 06:28:10 PM »
How's the water level in Rock Creek?

Anyone been fishing, are they still stocking  :fishing3:

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: The bears in Rock Creek
« on: August 10, 2015, 03:21:00 PM »

Gary you have our vote for State Bear Commissioner! 

I've heard of people laying down a perimeter of dried chili peppers for bear and deer, but it would seem like one would need  a ton of chili's .... the bear repellent says the "perimeter spray technique" is worthless.

I also bought a bear repellent can yesterday, with belt tote, to which my wife replied, "if you had told me about bears last time we talked about vacation, I would've said I can put up with the heat down in Baja" .... I think the repellent can needs to be out accessible somewhere depending on the activities at hand, sitting on the food table, next to my wife relaxing with a book;  in the bear box doesn't give a lot of time to get it in the event something real is happening, especially if you and the bear are both going for the bear box, you for the repellent and the bear for the cooler, lol.  The bear can has only got 5 seconds of spray, basically one life saving event, and as I told my wife, someone is also probably going to be down wind of the spray, whether that's the person that's still alive or otherwise, so it's not like you say, "hey, there's a bear over there, give him a little shot".  I think that's what the rock throw is for.

I asked the trailer lady if I needed to buy "bear insurance" today and she laughed.  Said if you keep your camp clean and everything out of site and locked away you're not going to have a problem.

Are we allowed to bbq in East Fork campground these days?  I was hoping to smoke a few trout ....

Thanks in advance, as always.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / ES Teaser
« on: August 07, 2015, 03:04:37 PM »
In my pre trip insanity I found this on another Board and thought I'd get the blood boiling on this site a bit ....

Returned home on Sunday night. The Mammoth area is beautiful right now, everything is green from the recent rains and the lake levels are good. The warm weather is making fishing difficult. Crowley is going thru a algae bloom making fishing difficult, we did manage a few that were in the 2lb range good quality fish. Shore fishing at Convict was great in the evening with normal stockers and a few larger types. The best fishing was in Lake George, find deep water and you are as good as gold, half a night crawler and green power bait to cover the hook. Fishing was ok but, the family had a great time.

Thank you Whaler Mike.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: The bears in Rock Creek
« on: August 07, 2015, 11:47:23 AM »
Ouch.  Thanks Todd.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Eastern Sierras next week!
« on: August 06, 2015, 06:11:13 PM »
Headed north with the family and fly rod in hand for some time camping on the eastern slopes. 

Preliminary intinerary:  Rock Creek, Lake Sabrina, Convict Lake, Lee Vining Creek, Rock Creek Lake, Chicken Fried Steak at Tom's, Virginia Lakes, Upper and/or lower lakes at Bridgeport, mountain biking at Mammoth, Devil's postpile, Bodie Mine (if I can get up there and in the mine itself), Saddleback Lake, which also makes a mean peach pie, lobster tacos at the Mobil below Lee Vining, perhaps a lake to fish in the Mammoth Lakes area, maybe Gull Lake, maybe hike into the lakes above Rock Creek Lake, smoke some Mahi mahi my coworker gave me (bears outta love that)  ....

What about McGee or other creeks?

Reports on water levels or fishing, and/or other suggestions and/or family ideas greatly appreciated!


Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Water Levels
« on: August 06, 2015, 05:59:18 PM »
I like Lake Sabrina and used to fish South Lake when it had water in it off the Bishop Creek Canyon area ... it all reminds me of the days when I was a kid, lots of folks these days or not.  Does Rock Creek Lake have boats for rent?  We're staying in East Fork the next couple of weeks.


Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: The bears in Rock Creek
« on: August 06, 2015, 05:54:55 PM »
30+ years vacationing in the Sierras and yet to see a bear for whatever reason, although bear savvy, and headed up there next week with a lab, whom I am hoping will keep any bear at a distance from the campsite anyway.  Wouldn't the bears figure out they're not wanted if they get shot with bear spray a couple of times ... In the years past I have never encountered or seen a bear in the East Fork/Rock Creek canyon, are folks carrying bear spray?  We've always done the bear box/clean camp thing in the past ... what about stuff that gets left in the trailer?  Cooking in the trailer? 

Thanks for the feedback.

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