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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Favorite Lure for Rock Creek Lake
« on: June 01, 2018, 05:18:02 PM »
Never fished RCl, but my first lure in any lake is a gold/red thomas or a micetail fished like a swimbait or jerkbait.

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Back to the original topic, here is my main bulk of equipment for trout fishing the ES, In the pictures below you will see the conventional spinning setup I have as well as my fly setup. I have been assembling my fly fishing setup for the last three years and trying to learn as much as I can. I definitely need more flies and any help on what to add would be appreciated. Pictured is a three weight with floating line, a four weight with full sink line for the lakes, and a 5 weight with floating line as well.
 I must say i am a pretty confident spin fisher for trout and left my favorite two baits in the middle to be seen. The copper/red buoyant and a red/chartreuse mice tail fished on a single hook like a jerk or swim-bait. Both have produced 15+ rainbows in an hour or two fishing plenty of times.
 That being said, my goal this year is to catch fish on the fly, and especially a brown, but ill be fishing for those on conventional tackle as well. I did not include my terminal tackle as I thought it might be a waste of space, but rest assured I have all the essentials and the spinning rods I fish are all ugly stik Gx-2 . Thanks Everybody for posting on the forums and tight lines! Headed to SLR in a week!!!
           PS: If you want to know specifics models of the gear I use or have any questions feel free to shoot me a PM


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I fish Sotcher Lake quite a bit when Iím in Mammoth.  Usually head down after 5pm for a couple of hours after the Park Rangers leave the gate.  Always done good there catching planters. For your info, the road down to Sotcher Lake is closed and not expected to be open until mid-June.  Check the website for updates.
https://www.nps.gov/depo/planyourvisit/hours.htm

Thanks for the link WS! I've been checking the reds meadow website which says they plan on opening in late May /early June, hopefully the road will be open by the time I get up there! I've heard about big browns in t he lake, but have only caught some good rainbows in there, have you ever pulled a brown out of sochter? Tight Lines!

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Thanks for all the tips! Ill probably go with a clear intermediate for fishing the lakes around the loop. Will also be heading down to sotcher with the float tube to try fly fishing it for the first time. Anyone fish down there often? One of my favorite places in the ES.

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Hey all! Good looking kit and i hope you have some luck up there fishing. I myself had a question as to what type (meaning sink rate) sinking line you all prefer, I just picked up my first reel dedicated more to sinking line presentations so i was curious as to what is preferred for the eastern sierra lakes and depending on depth. Thanks in advance for any replies as ill be taking a trip here in about two weeks.

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« on: June 03, 2017, 10:00:06 PM »
Heading up this coming Friday for a week, got all my stuff ready and the cameras packed so I'll try to get some nice pictures of the Silver Lake area and wherever else we end up fishing. Tight Lines to all!

PS: any last minute tips that will help me win the big fish bet  :lol2:

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« on: May 15, 2017, 09:17:17 PM »
I've never seen anything about the Palsas before, I'll have to look them up and maybe order a pack! And as for the thingamabobber I've heard nothing but good things about them, Thanks WS!
 Tight Lines!

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« on: May 15, 2017, 09:13:06 AM »
Anyone have a preferred strike indicator to use? I ordered some loon biostrike putty that you're supposed to just shape around your line, it had great reviews and seemed simple and effective in the video I watched, any replies are appreciated!
Tight Lines!

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Float Tubing 101
« on: May 10, 2017, 07:09:00 PM »
Will do! hopefully with some fish to talk about! lol

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Float Tubing 101
« on: May 10, 2017, 10:38:13 AM »
My condolences on the passing of your father, and Thankyou for the good tips and wishes! I've definitely been in the pool trying the float tube out, pretty stable so far and I sit high out of the water.
Tight Lines fshrsmn

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What I was thinking too, thanks!

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Hey all, anyone have an idea when sotcher lake will be available to drive down into?
Thanks!

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Float Tubing 101
« on: May 08, 2017, 08:17:36 PM »
McGee, sounds as if a lot of people have luck doing what you mentioned, that will be definitely be tried my first day out I appreciate it! And saudust thanks a bunch for tips on location in the lake, I've e only fished it once from a boat so that should help immensely, most of my shore fishing was done on the south side of the lake and I had good luck all week we were there, appreciate both you guys replying!
 Tight Lines!!!

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Float Tubing 101
« on: May 04, 2017, 10:25:32 AM »
Thanks P A C, I appreciate the advice, I should have mentioned I've fished from a float tube in other lakes when I was younger, but this will be my first time in the Loop. I still might hire a guide, in my previous trips I've seen first hand the wind, it can be pretty bad!

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Float Tubing 101
« on: May 04, 2017, 09:26:22 AM »
Any advice on the best ways to fish from a float tube in the June lake loop area? This year will be my first time having a float tube and I plan on fishing from it every day early in the morning at silver lake where I'm staying. Looking for advice on any flies, lures and I was also wondering what length leaders you guys recommend for indicator rigs and how far apart the flies are. Thanks in advance to any replies! Tight Lines

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: No opener reports?
« on: May 03, 2017, 08:15:44 AM »
Thanks for the reports even if you didn't get out there, Counting down the days until my trip in a month!

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: No opener reports?
« on: May 01, 2017, 06:40:29 PM »
I also thought there might be some reports, tight lines to anyone fishing!

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« on: April 08, 2017, 07:39:55 AM »
Thanks saudust, I'm trying to plan a later trip and stay in reds meadow in July, so maybe that will be a better time to check them out.

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« on: April 07, 2017, 09:15:12 AM »
Already learned that lesson in a couple past trips, you're spot on about the bushes and trees lol,
Lost more new flies than I can count.

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« on: April 04, 2017, 08:28:51 PM »
Thanks everybody, the advice really helps and should make my trip much more successful than it would have been. wshawkins, you mentioned back country lakes, I'd like to plan a trip to the Alger lakes to catch goldens as I might be attempting to catch all 5 species in the area,(not including hybrids) which I believe are brooks, browns, golden, rainbows, and the lahontan cutthroat, but correct me if I am wrong. Looking forward to being active on the forums with everyone  :fishing3: :fishing3: Tight Lines to all!

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« on: April 04, 2017, 11:17:32 AM »
I'll be driving through bishop on my way in, so I'll definitely stop by and check it out! Thanks a bunch.
Might even buy a 4 WT setup before we get in!

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« on: April 04, 2017, 09:10:01 AM »
Thanks Gary, I'll have to try that as well. I've been looking for a good place in mammoth or the June lake loop to buy flies, any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« on: April 03, 2017, 05:01:56 PM »
Welcome to the Rock Creek Message Board!


Silver Lake is probably the best lake of the June Lake Loop for fly-fishing.  Silver Lake gets heavy fishing pressure during the summer, but maintains a large number of fish due to heavy plantings during the season.  For float tubing, the outlet of Rush Creek, particularly during the spring when large Rainbows stage within the area for spawning are your best bet.  There is a good drop-off from the southern shoreline where Rush/Reverse Creek enters at the inlet to Silver Lake.  This drop-off is especially good during the early summer for large Browns as I found out.  Float tubing at the inlet end in the evenings can easily produce double digit number of fish.  I have success using Hornbergs, EHC, CA Mosquito and Grey Ghosts flies for this lake.  Try using a dry fly indicator with a chironomid dropper during low light conditions.  I use a 12' 4x-5x leader since the water is so very clear.  A 5 weight rod completes my set-up. :flyfish:

Thanks a bunch!! I've had my best luck on the south side and also caught a couple fishing trolling the north and east sides of the lake, will definitely be trying all the techniques you mentioned and will definitely be reporting how I do, trip slotted for June 9th-17

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« on: April 03, 2017, 03:17:50 PM »
I'm also a beginner fly fisher and have a trip slotted for silver lake resort in June. Any tips or local knowledge would be greatly appreciated. I have a 10 foot 3 weight that I will be using from a float tube and a also a 8ft 5 weight. Fishing Wff line and also conventional spinning tackle.

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