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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Mammoth lakes area fishing report
« on: October 08, 2018, 08:40:58 AM »
Thanks for the fish report Ray as I'm heading up in a few days for my last trip of the year.  I had similar results over Labor Day weekend,  with few fish caught at drive to Lakes and killing it in the backcountry.

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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: October 02, 2018, 06:49:43 AM »
The Cutthroats come in large sizes here.  They also have some nice size Brookies here too but I catch mostly the Cutthroats at Roosevelt & Lane Lakes.  They are part of the Catch & Release program with the State of California with a 2 trout limit.



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: October 02, 2018, 06:48:39 AM »
Roosevelt and Lane Lakes are close together and are connected by a narrow creek.  I recommend hiking around both lakes to find that perfect spot to fish.


Roosevelt Lake

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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: October 01, 2018, 07:00:04 AM »
West Walker River from Trail





Very Fishable Spot on the West Walker River

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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: October 01, 2018, 06:57:38 AM »
Nearby is Roosevelt and Lake Lakes, where outstanding Cutthroat fishing awaits you.  It’s about 3.2 miles from trailhead to get there. 


Trail to Roosevent & Lane Lakes

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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 26, 2018, 06:57:20 AM »
More photos of Secret Lake






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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 25, 2018, 06:58:24 AM »
Had Secret Lake to myself on this perfect spring day.  The trout here range from 12” to 16”.  It’s a deep lake and had to fish down to 30 feet before they started hitting my offerings.  Then it was non-stop action.  Highly recommend if you are ever in this area.



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 25, 2018, 06:57:14 AM »
Rainbows are what are in Secret Lake






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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Why so few fish this year?
« on: September 24, 2018, 04:37:13 PM »
Not surprised by this news.  It was rumored something like this happened but no public statement from Fish Springs Hatchery or DF&W.  Strange we have to hear this from Silver Lake Resort, so kudos to them for getting this out.  But the word is this happened sometime in August.  Oh well!

I had a family reunion in June Lake Loop over Labor Day weekend and nobody was catching any trout at the drive-to lakes.  I took some of my nephews and nieces to some of my favorite back-country lakes and we killed it fishing each day!  What joy watching these youngsters catch wild trout, some for the very first time.  Had some jealous parents, that’s for sure. :fishing3:

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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 24, 2018, 06:21:14 AM »
Great Fishing Spot!



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 24, 2018, 06:20:33 AM »
First Look at Secret Lake



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 22, 2018, 05:22:03 PM »
Yes, that’s Leavitt Meadows Campground.  The campground borders the West Walker River and Brownie Creek flows through Leavitt Meadows Campground into the West Walker River.  A trailhead begins right at the campground which leads across a bridge, providing access to some great fishing lakes in the Hoover Wilderness.  Leavitt Meadows Pack Station and a Trailhead Parking is right next door to the Leavitt Meadow Campground, providing easy backcountry access to places such as Fremont Lake, Sister Lakes or even Yosemite.  This trip was taken in June of 2018.



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 22, 2018, 06:52:19 AM »
Trail to Secret Lake




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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 22, 2018, 06:51:16 AM »
For this trip, I'll be heading to "Secret Lake", which is about a 2 mile hike.



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 21, 2018, 06:31:50 AM »
At the start of the trail you cross the Bridge over the West Walker River.  This bridge was build only a few years ago.






This is the old bridge


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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 20, 2018, 06:23:03 AM »
Steps away is Leavitt Trailhead – Trailhead to some great fishing lakes!



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 19, 2018, 06:35:14 AM »
Crossing Brownie Creek.  Humboldt - Toiyabe National Forrest



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 19, 2018, 06:34:17 AM »
My camp site is to the right at the picknick table.  That’s Brownie Creek.



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 18, 2018, 07:09:48 AM »
This lake gets its name from the color of its water.  Only makes sense to have gorgeous fish in this beautiful lake.







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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 17, 2018, 06:52:14 AM »
Above Ruby Lake towards Mono Pass



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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Very Short Report
« on: September 16, 2018, 01:10:38 PM »
I been hearing the “No Fish” theme more this year than usual.  I’ve been told its slow lately at Virginia Lakes, Tioga Pass, June Lake Loop, Convict Lake and Rock Creek Lake from fishing reports from the resorts.  By the way don’t bother fishing at “Saddlebag Lake” as they are not stocking it and draining it down due to a sinkhole found near the dam.  Bishop Creek is fishing great this season with lots of stockers and big one’s available to catch.  Back-country fishing has been epic all through the Eastern Sierra!

Fish or no fish, its always great to visit the Sierra

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Eastern Sierra Report.....
« on: September 16, 2018, 01:07:42 PM »
Welcome LMT44 to the Rock Creek’s Message Board!  I have to agree that back-country fishing can be epic, especially in Bishop Creek Canyon.  You may want to glance at my trip report I shared for that area for more fishing options, especially in the back-country.  It’s a fishing paradise!

As for catching a big alpine brown, there are several trip reports here for brown trout fishing.  So, check out the reports and pick your spot for fall fishing for browns.  Hope to see your photos soon and good luck on your next adventure.

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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: August 31, 2018, 06:35:10 AM »
Grant Lake has a nice population of Browns too.






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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: August 30, 2018, 06:25:20 AM »
In June of this year, hiked to this lake and C&R for some Brown Trout.  They where running from 14” to 22” on this particular day. :fishing3:









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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: August 29, 2018, 12:53:39 PM »
Yes, this is where this photo was taken.  Iris Meadows Campground has these growing in the little meadow at the campground.  Wild Iris flowers is what their called (I’ve been told).  Not hard to figure out how that campground got its name!



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