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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 14, 2018, 03:25:25 PM »
As always, thanks so much for the pictures! So nice to see this scenery!!

Love seeing dogs playing in the snow, they're hilarious!!

Thanks again!

Thanks to everyone who responded!
I had planned on changing all my trebles to siwash hooks I just hadn't had a chance at that time. I changed everything out a couple days ago.  We took a little family trip up to Yosemite and I tried the Merced down in the valley for 10 minutes with several followers on the panther martins but no takers.  The action looks a little different with the single siwash hooks, has anyone else noticed that? May just be me though.  Would it be better to add a split ring?  The Thomas spoons all come with split rings but panther martins donr so not sure if it would help or hinder more.  Thanks!

I originally saw this topic on highserratopix and as I am getting my gear ready for some trips this summer and thought this might be fun while waiting to actually go. What am I missing? Any comments are welcome. Would love to see others kits as well.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: The Palisades
« on: March 20, 2018, 09:46:22 PM »
Great post thank you!
That juve cutt threw me!

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: 2 day backpacking trip help
« on: January 24, 2018, 09:49:02 PM »
Thank you for pointing me to this. I remember reading about this back then and probably where I first learned there were Goldens there but just forgot where I heard it!! Great pics as always and a wealth of knowledge from everyone!

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: First Golden Trout for 2017
« on: January 23, 2018, 11:56:29 AM »
Wow lots of ice up there!
What type of bag rating do you take when you're doing a trip at this time of the year?  Hope you were toasty.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: 2 day backpacking trip help
« on: January 23, 2018, 11:55:45 AM »
Thanks to everyone!  Gives me some great ideas!
I wasn't aware treasure lakes in LLV had goldens, we've never gone that far up the trail. 
Doesn't the treasure lakes above south lake in bishop creek area also have goldens?

thanks again!

Eastern Sierra Fishing / 2 day backpacking trip help
« on: January 22, 2018, 04:38:51 PM »
So I have got the go ahead from the boss (aka wife) to take my soon to be 12y/o on our first father/son backpacking trip.  I plan to do 2 nights.  We camp about 3 times/year and this will be our first overnight non car-camping trip together just to give your my experience level in the backcountry overnight. My bucket list is to finally get into some golden trout (even more so after seeing wshawkins recent posts!).  I am thinking cottonwood lakes is my first option but I was hoping to get more ideas.  I want to limit the trek to about 8 miles one way for his trip which puts cottonwood lakes right below that.  Does anyone else have other suggestions?  I appreciate any advice.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: First Golden Trout for 2017
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:06:53 PM »
Beautiful pictures!! As always thank you for sharing!! I get to live a little vicariously through you everytime I see one of your reports!

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: First Golden Trout for 2017
« on: September 02, 2017, 11:58:53 PM »
Beautiful fish! Thanks as always for the great pics

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: First Golden Trout for 2017
« on: August 09, 2017, 01:28:42 PM »
Beautiful fish!
I've been trying to post a couple reports from this year but with Photobucket not cooperating I wasn't sure what to do. I played with Imgur but could only get it to include a link not the actual photo on the post. How did you do that? Thanks!

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Snow level
« on: July 23, 2017, 06:41:40 PM »
Technically fishing is not open at cottonwood lakes until July 1st. I've never been so others can verify but I've heard of people being stopped by rangers that were fishing before July 1st.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Snow in the backcountry!
« on: June 18, 2017, 09:48:54 PM »
Thanks everyone.  I'll give a report when I get back.


Eastern Sierra Forum / Snow in the backcountry!
« on: June 16, 2017, 01:38:19 PM »
Hello everyone.
My family and I are headed up next week on Friday.  I see the lake has finally thawed but I'm told LLV probably still has a few feet of snow.
LLV is our typical go to for our hikes.  Any other recommendations for hikes in the area/backcountry fishing that may not have as much snow?
Thanks in advance and I will post some pics when we get back!

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: No opener reports?
« on: May 01, 2017, 07:42:45 PM »
Here's a link to some of the nicer catches from the weekend.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Mammoth Lakes
« on: April 20, 2017, 06:17:53 PM »
Thanks so much!

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Mammoth Lakes
« on: April 18, 2017, 03:54:47 PM »
Hello everyone. Due to some good advice from all of you I have planned a trip to coldwater campground in the mammoth lakes area.  I plan to get some good fishing in with my boys and was hoping for some more advice.  I want to do some of the area hikes but not sure I will be able to hit all the lakes. I've seen wshawkins Lake McCleod post and that is definetly one we will hit up to try our luck for some cutties. Any other suggestions such as TJ lakes vs Crystal Lakes?  I've heard crystal may even have some golden hybrids. 

Of course we will try some of the bigger lakes. Any suggestions on which of the lakes for smaller kiddos? Twin, May, and George all look great and I wish I had enough time to see everything.

I hope to post some pics when we get back in July.  I will also post our June trip to RCL. Lots of good summer fun coming up I can't wait!

:campfire2: :camping: :hiking2:

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Suggestions
« on: February 17, 2017, 06:27:28 PM »
Thanks so much everyone, I fm had been looking at coldwater so this helps a lot!

Eastern Sierra Forum / Suggestions
« on: February 16, 2017, 09:10:22 PM »
Hello all I hope everyone stays high and dry over the weekend. It's really been a pleasure reading posts from this site and I especially appreciate all the pictures that I can live vicariously through.

I wanted some suggestions from the experts here. My family is able to take an extra trip to the sierras this year. We always do rock creek of course usually east fork and every year we also do a second trip to Reds meadow.  So I wanted some suggestions on what everyone else thought is their other favorite place to car-tent camp. My only musts is that the wife likes her flushable toilets and I have to have good fishing nearby for me and my 3 boys whether that be camping by a lake or some good close backcountry lakes.  I've been thinking about silver lake or maybe twin lakes sites.  Any suggestions would be great!

Thanks again  :campfire2:

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Bait fishing
« on: August 09, 2016, 06:05:53 PM »
Were you fishing from a boat? I usually have to at least a 1/4 oz sinker to get it off the shallow water shelf (unless I wade out in my flip flops). Just curious how you got it out with the small slip shot. Thanks again

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« on: November 11, 2015, 09:17:52 PM »
Absolutely beautiful fish and location! Thank you for sharing

Eastern Sierra Forum / All about pie
« on: October 08, 2015, 07:37:43 PM »
Nice article.  Makes me hungry for next year at rock creek! Maybe a few new places to try out as well. Link below:

Strictly Media / Re: 2015 Sierra Nevada Pictures
« on: October 03, 2015, 03:48:04 PM »
Beautiful pics! That golden has great color especially for a lake specimen.  It seems to me that the smaller creek goldens have more color that the lake goldens. Would you say this is true 'hawk?

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« on: October 03, 2015, 03:45:20 PM »
Beautiful fish! I've seen pictures of a guy who fishes Rush creek every fall and has caught Browns in the 18-20 lb range for the past couple of years! I find that amazing.
Good luck on your trip!

Strictly Media / Re: 2015 Sierra Nevada Pictures
« on: September 27, 2015, 02:45:21 PM »
I third the notion of that's even such a thing :)
Would love to see some pics of your golden trout adventures!  I'm still looking forward when my boys are big enough so we can take our first backpacking trip in search of some goldens! Thanks for letting me live vicariously through your pics until then.

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