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Eastern Sierra Forum / Rock Creek Lake Vacation Recap
« on: July 29, 2018, 01:00:20 PM »
Well what can I say?  Another trip down and already looking forward to going back next year.  Actually, I wish I could go every month.  This years trip was awesome.  You first have to tell yourself to enjoy the very first day you arrive because before you know it, it's over.  I try to take it all in as soon as I get to the lake.  Just the sheer beauty of it all is a true soul cleanse.  We got to the lake on Saturday and that's usually just unpacking and getting ready for the week.  Then come Sunday and it fishing time.  My wife is amazing.  She gets up with me every morning and we are always the first on the lake.  I love that feeling.  The fishing honestly wasn't too great.  I know it has something to do with getting there right after 4th of July but it's usually less crowded.  I didn't do too bad but it could have been better.  Actually on that note, I did end up with a nice 4.5 lb trout.  I knew I had something once my slack kept going all crazy.  So I just loosened it up a bit to let the fish tire itself out.  I brought it in and it was a thing of beauty.  The weather was good.  Normally I wear two jackets in the early morning but this time it was warm enough for one.  We had a surprise shower come through mid week but with the High Sierras you never know what the weather will be like.  We only had one day of wind which was nice because it's tough to fish with the high breeze.  My family gave my wife a surprise baby shower and she loved it.  She had no idea.  This is our first baby...a boy...and I couldn't be more excited for the Rock Creek family tradition to continue.  Out of my whole family, I am the one who lives, breaths, and sleeps Rock Creek.  So to have a son that can do the same in the future is awesome.  He will be the 5th generation to take in the lake experience.  If you haven't ever walked around the lake you should.  It is an easy walk and it's something we did multiple times.  I always tell myself that I'm going to do this and this but by the end of the week I never get to do it all.  Then I say ok I'll do it next year.  So basically everything from fishing, to hiking, to family time, to relaxing was something that I needed.  2019 can't get here any sooner.

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Rock Creek Trip Starts Tomorrow
« on: July 06, 2018, 12:30:34 PM »
So our annual Rock Creek Lake trip stars tomorrow.  We'll be leaving in the wee early hours in the morning to beat the heat.  It's that feeling of waiting all year long just to get back.  I'll be with my pregnant wife so technically it's baby's first trip.  Our baby makes it 5 generations now.  That's crazy.  My heart is in this place.  I'll post a follow up with the trip recap when we return.    You never know what's in store until you get there.  I'm just looking forward to getting to that lake to do some fishing.

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Eastern Sierra Forum / New Season Is Here
« on: May 25, 2018, 06:19:19 PM »
So who's excited that the new season is here?  What are your fishing plans?

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Road Report for Opener
« on: April 09, 2018, 06:21:16 AM »
Rock Creek Lakes Facebook page stated there is significant rainfall expected to hit which would lead to rapid snow melt affecting the Sierras above 10,000 feet.  Not sure how this would affect the road.  May fill the lake though.

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Birthday Trip Recap
« on: September 18, 2017, 03:53:34 PM »
First off, I have to say that this trip was probably one of the best I've ever had.  Not that is was my birthday, but because everything was just so perfect.  My wife and I got to the lake Friday morning and boy was it nice.  It was way cooler and you could tell the season was changing.  I did notice right away that the water levels were back to normal.  So of course our fishing spot wasn't under water this time.  We got up early Saturday morning and hit the lake for some fishing.  The fishing was amazing.  My wife and I both maxed out every day we were there and I even caught two huge monsters.  These fish were the biggest I've ever caught at the lake in all the years I've been going (happy birthday to me).  A lot of people were pulling out a lot of nice ones.  The board in the lodge was covered with photos of people and their fish.  Another thing that stood out right away was the absence of mosquitos.  Probably because it was cooler weather.  We hit the lake every day and had a blast with all the action.  Having a full stringer at the end is a very humbling feeling.  We took the hike up to Long Lake and soon as we got there it began to pour and I mean pour.  This made it fun.  We got soaked as if we jumped in the lake but hey, this hike was one that I will never forget.  The rain didn't bother us.  We just told ourselves, "we're wet and there's nothing we can do about it."  Every morning brought nice clear skies and no wind.  This trip was so relaxing.  I also took a great photo of the lake from our fishing spot and had it blown up which now is a focal point when you walk into our living room.  What can I say, Rock Creek Lake is my home away from home.

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Birthday Trip This Weekend
« on: September 07, 2017, 03:56:30 PM »
After taking our annual Rock Creek Lake trip in July I thought it would be a good idea to head back up this weekend with my wife to spend my birthday on the lake.  We'll be heading up tomorrow and staying for a few days.  When we were there in July the water levels were still crazy high.  The rocks we normally sit on were completely under water.  I'd say the lake was about 3 feet higher than normal.  Walking around the lake still had water runoff coming from all over the place.  I have never seen it like this before.  I'm not quite sure what to expect when we get up there tomorrow but that doesn't matter.  As long as I'm up there I'm good.  We plan on fishing every day (yes my wife gets up early and fishes every day with me).  We'll also do some hiking.  Hope you all enjoy reading this.  This forum is also my way of taking mental vacations knowing that so many of you out there enjoy the outdoors.  Rock Creek Lake is a part of my life and can't imagine my life without it.  I wonder how many of you feel the same.

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Headed To Rock Creek Lake Tomorrow
« on: July 07, 2017, 07:02:18 PM »
It's finally here.  My wife and I are headed up to Rock Creek Lake tomorrow.  After a long years wait we finally get to return back to the lake where I belong.  It will be interesting to finally see everything that has been happening with all the extra snow melt.  Based on what the lodge has been posting it will be awesome to see it with my own eyes.  The water levels are higher than ever before.  I need to get out on that lake and do some serious fishing.  My wife and I will also be hiking up to the higher lakes.  I will post a follow up report when I get back.  Take care.

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Crowley Lake Cam
« on: January 22, 2017, 11:10:16 AM »
Did you guys know there is a live Crowley Lake Cam?  I've been watching it for awhile.  Google search The Trout Fly Cam.  This will give you a visual of the weather.  Thought you guys would like to know.  There's lots of snow fall right now.  Just wish there was a Rock Creek Lake Cam.

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Headed up in two days!
« on: July 06, 2016, 03:52:34 PM »
Hey everyone.  I am a newbie to this site.  I have no idea why I haven't found this sooner.  I will be headed up in two days and can't wait.  I have been visiting Rock Creek Lake ever since I was a baby.  My great grand parents have been going since the 1920's and it's been a yearly family tradition ever since.  All I can say is I love it there.  There's nothing like that feeling of finally pulling off the 395 and turning into Tom's Place and seeing the sign that says Rock Creek Lake 9 Miles.  Those die hards will know what I saying.  I will always remember those fond memories of sitting next to my grandpa on the lake just waiting for the fish to bite.  My wife loves it there too.  This will be the second time she has been there.  I will continue to go every year and look forward to carrying on the family tradition. 

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