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Trip Report 8/8/15 - 8/15/15 Part 1
« on: August 24, 2015, 08:56:32 AM »
My daughter Trinity and Brother Scott joined me on our trip this year to EF.  Everything about this trip was all about having the perfect timing.

Day 1:
It started when we arrived on Saturday morning after getting some breakfast at Toms around 9:30am.  We were expecting to have to find a spot in the back loop but got really lucky and found spot 59 which is close the rest rooms and just after you pass the gate to head to the back loop.  It were shocked. Couldn't believe that we got such a great spot right next to the creek and shaded.  So after setting up camp we went to the creek to scope things out. We were actually a little surprise to see the larger trout in the creek.  12-15" lurking around in some of our favorite honey holes.   We knew that we would be able to catch these with ease, so we let them be for now. This trip was to catch the big ones. After seeing on the FB page all the large ones come out of the lake, we decided that this would be a primary focus for fishing.  So we packed up our fishing gear and headed to the lake.  The weather was a little cloudy and dark clouds to the south heading in.  We started at the dock area and sure enough as almost every trip, I ended up catching the first one on a fly bobber setup. Shortly thereafter Scott caught one as well.  Neither one were larger than 14Ēs. But good enough to keep.  By the time we were done, we caught about 5 fish total.  We started hearing thunder off in the distant and decided that it might be a good idea to head back to camp to make dinner and get to bed.  Already had been up since 1:15am, so was a little bushed.  Got back to camp where we experienced some late evening showers for about an hour.  Headed to bed.
 

Breakfast at Tomís
 

Trinity traversing the creek in EF
 

Trinity and Uncle.  See the dark clouds over Morgan?
 

Our fish story for Trinity
 

Trinity bringing in a fish
Day 2:
Started the morning off with some cereal so that we could head off to the lake bright and early. We decided to head to the other side of the dock area and try along the rocks in the deeper water.  Not a bite at all in this area, but we did have a beautiful view.
 


Just canít beat a view like this in the am.  After the morning we decided to head down to look at Bishop Creek Canyon.  Drove down and grabbed a bite to eat for the road and headed towards Bishop Canyon.

We tried a couple of the power plant ponds first but had no real luck there.  Decided to head further back and got an amazing view of the Canyon. Neither Scott nor I had been up in this area.  It was definitely an area to come back to. We saw how low Lake Sabrina was.  Also really enjoyed going up to North Lake which we are looking at doing a backpacking trip out of next year. Caught a few fish there as well.

 
 


Both below Lake Sabrina

 
Below North Lake

We also noticed how the smoke was from the Hume Lake Fire (Rocky Fire).  I was starting to make its present known in the canyon.  After fishing at North Lake for about 2 hours, we head back to EF to do dinner and a camp fire.


 North Lake


 
Lake Sabrina

Day 3:
Focus was to stay at the Creek, go up to Pie in the Sky for some Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and MUD Pie!!! Fished the stream and Trinity caught two all by herself this time.  Was an excited daddy about this!!!  She had so much fun bringing those two.  However it took about three or four attempts before she decide to listen to daddy about letting the fish play with the bait for a bit first then set the hook.  At any rate. We ended up with five more fish to take back for dinner that night.  We also packed our BPs to get ready to head to Gem the next day.  Also the temp got down to about 36 degrees, so it was a cold night.

 
Lunch at Pie in the Sky and MUD Pie!!!


 
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