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Anything Goes / Re: fires
« on: December 10, 2017, 02:38:09 PM »
Very Tragic for all who lost in these events. Also very sad about the 25 horses lost at the Bonsall training center.

Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: December 08, 2017, 01:05:03 PM »
I  usually did best in the lake near the outlet but the mile back up to the pass was always fun!

Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: December 07, 2017, 10:23:35 AM »
Wow! Last time over Duck Pass was an early July trip on horseback and there was very little snow.

Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: November 24, 2017, 12:06:33 PM »
Not that building but I think there was a scout camp near the lake in the late 40's. My grandparents took me to Crystal Crag Lodge back then and I member a lot of kids swimming at those beaches.

Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: November 22, 2017, 07:15:39 AM »
I remember there was one near Chair 3 where you would get a whiff every now and then.

Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: November 21, 2017, 10:25:10 AM »
Sherwin Lakes look a lot like this now.

Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: November 20, 2017, 10:43:44 AM »
Great! Sure doesn't look like the Horseshoe I've seen the last several years. :clap:

Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: November 10, 2017, 11:21:54 AM »
I would guess Mary

Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: October 31, 2017, 07:55:15 AM »
Wow! Looks like some of the brookies in Cottonwood 4 & 5 !

Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: October 27, 2017, 01:34:44 PM »
I remember one July walking down the trail from Odell to Helen lake on top of the snow listening to the water rushing underneath. The scenery wasn't spectacular like your shot but it was awesome and a little scary.

Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: October 25, 2017, 09:10:56 AM »
Great photos as usual. Looks like a mean day at Gardisky, the wind can really blow thru there. I assume the lower lakes for cutts were Roosevelt and Lane. How were they this time of year?

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 / Re: RCL Bait Fishing
« on: September 20, 2017, 09:07:10 AM »
I saw hundreds of fish at the lake last week and very few were over 12". Some float tubers were catching 50+  each with  sinking lines with green or black buggers, matukas, etc. but is this the new planting size? There were a few 5-6 lbs but not much in between.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: August 27 through Sept 2 trip
« on: August 23, 2017, 08:52:17 AM »
Sorry to miss the cold beer, won't get there till the 10th !

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Tips for locating some fish
« on: August 14, 2017, 08:48:56 PM »
Middle Gaylor can be fun near the inlet. Sometimes the wind in your face can make it a little difficult with a dry fly. Also. Upper Gaylor is a short hike and can produce a lot of action on your fly rod. Me, I always have a telescoping spinning rod with fly bubble along just in case. Lake Mary has some monster browns but you might need a boat or float tube. Good Luck!

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: First Golden Trout for 2017
« on: August 11, 2017, 01:27:16 PM »

Sorry to hear that bj.  Usually Cottonwoods 3 & 4 are productive.  We all have days like that.  Hard to figure them goldens sometimes.  But fishing was excellent for me last year.  Also fished the South Fork Lakes and did fine but smaller goldens.   :fishing3:

It was 2 years ago October when 4 and 5 were zeros. Did alright in 3 but mostly small. Many ions ago caught first golden ever. It was at South Fork. Caught 39 on one Adams fly  and 1 on a kastmaster. That hooked me on goldens.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: First Golden Trout for 2017
« on: August 10, 2017, 11:01:38 AM »
Anxious to hear about your Cottonwood trip as we were shut out at 4 and 5 last time. I had wondered if the DFW ( I prefer DFG) had started their plan to restore the lakes to pure goldens only.

Did they ever get the cutthroats in Francis? There was talk about it awhile back.

Are there fish in any of them? Last time to Dorothy it looked fishless.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Snow level
« on: July 24, 2017, 07:20:23 AM »
My experience is even in low snow years the high lakes are  usually frozen and access is iffy. This includes Onion Valley, Bishop Creek an the Duck Pass area. Also, our last trip to the Cottonwoods was lousy. Shutout at 4 and 5 and a few little guys at Lake 3. This was in October. Usually 4 and 5 produce a lot of 14-16" goldens on flies and mini jigs.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: flooding /campground closures
« on: June 26, 2017, 03:26:44 PM »
Long Lake was my worst, they were landing in 100 Deet. Inlet end of Saddlebag Lake a close second, especially Greenstone and Odell Lakes.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Request RCL Info
« on: May 18, 2017, 11:14:30 AM »
I'm going to be on the Upper Owens on Sunday,  afterwards hopefully I can convince Salim to take a drive up Rock creek as far as we can go,  def. wanna get a lil video of what will prolly be a torrent of water,  should be quite a sight  :clap:
The creek was wild and muddy at Tom's a couple of weeks ago.

Based on the snow at the main lodge last week, I'd guess about mid-June

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Which lake is that?
« on: May 08, 2017, 09:29:14 AM »
Lost Lake is about half way between the upper Sherwin Lakes and Valentine Lake ( long narrow lake lying north- south). Sherwin Lakes look like a disaster area since so many trees died up there. Also, Valentine has a difficult shoreline to fish, not worth the effort to get there. IMHO

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: No opener reports?
« on: May 02, 2017, 01:24:43 PM »
I don't see any reports from th 2017 opener. Did anybody make it up? I'm heading up this Thursday night. I'll let you know how it goes! Have a great season everyone!!

We'll be in the Mammoth area Thursday just messing around. No fishing gear this trip.

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