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Strictly Media / 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« Last post by wshawkins on June 13, 2018, 07:01:35 AM »
2018 Eastern Sierra Photos

Thought Iíd start another photo college of the Eastern Sierra.  Not quite the snow levels from last spring.   2018 looked more like a more typical spring we had in the last decade.  The photo below Iím standing at the 10,000 ft. elevation looking into some of my favorite fishing destinations, most of them still frozen over.  Enjoy!

 Looking into the Hoover Wilderness

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: French Camp area report 5/31-6/3
« Last post by wshawkins on June 11, 2018, 06:33:54 AM »
For your first trip up to the Eastern Sierra, you did pretty well!  Fishing the inlet at Convict Lake is one of my favorite places to fish for spring fishing.  Thanks for sharing! :fishing3:
Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: French Camp area report 5/31-6/3
« Last post by Little Hardrock on June 05, 2018, 01:08:21 PM »
yay!    sounds like a great trip!

lucky you:) :tent: :camping:
Eastern Sierra Fishing / French Camp area report 5/31-6/3
« Last post by Fisha on June 04, 2018, 09:09:04 AM »
So just got back from my trip to French camp.

First full day we fished Convict Lake by the inlet. Caught 1 rainbow on a float and mini-jig, and had a few other strikes. Pretty slow, but a nice hike around the lake. Looked like a pretty slow day, and only saw a few people with a couple fish. After lunch we tried Rock Creek down at Tuff Camp. Found some pockets of slower moving water and caught a few rainbows. I was using a flylined fly, and my buddy was drifting a single salmon egg.

Second day we hiked up the Little Lakes Valley trail. Skipped  Mack Lake, so the first stop was Marsh Lake. I fished a mini-jig and bubble while my buddy fished a spinner. He got skunked and I got 2 rainbows. Saw 2 huge fish roaming around, but they didn't want what we were throwing. Next stop was Heart Lake. Used the same set-up and fished in between the first two smaller inlets first for nothing. Moved over to the major inlet and caught 1 rainbow. Ate lunch and headed on. We skipped Box Lake and headed up to Long Lake. Get to the outlet and there is a small amount of thin ice pieces floating around. Walk a little ways down the left shore and find a place to fish off the rocks. This was the most consistent fishing. I fished the same setup, and my buddy switched to what I was using. Caught quite a few brook trout.

All fish released.

The first evening after we got there we tried to find a spot on Rock Creek by our campsite at French Camp, but the water was moving pretty quick, so didn't catch anything. Tried  the little spot towards the top of camp where the concrete is, but no luck. My buddy's dad did find a spot with a big rock that he pulled a rainbow out of while we were on the hike.

Overall great trip and good weather. A little cold out night, but was very nice during the day.
Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Bishop Creek Canyon
« Last post by GrumpyFly on June 03, 2018, 08:39:03 PM »
Thanks shawkins! Yes, this is old, but Iíve been prepping for a trip to Green Lake and wanted to thank you for the post. Youíre an inspiration for sure!
Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Favorite Lure for Rock Creek Lake
« Last post by wshawkins on June 02, 2018, 07:56:08 AM »
Even though I caught many trout on Supper dupers, Kastmasterís and Panther Martinís over the years, a red/gold Thomas Buoyant lands the most trout for me! :fishing3:
Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Favorite Lure for Rock Creek Lake
« Last post by Fishing4Gold 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.
Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Favorite Lure for Rock Creek Lake
« Last post by Still Mostly Spinning on June 01, 2018, 10:41:53 AM »
Last year, they chewed the paint off a size 1 Panther Martin Holographic Rainbow Trout.  This year I have 3.
Eastern Sierra Forum / Favorite Lure for Rock Creek Lake
« Last post by Acquaman on June 01, 2018, 10:21:30 AM »
Let's give this board some life today.  What is your favorite, "go to" lure for Rock Creek lake?  I love a red/gold Thomas Buoyant.  What about you?


Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: What's in my pack? Backcountry fishing kit.
« Last post by Fishing4Gold on June 01, 2018, 10:01:06 AM »
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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