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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #75 on: December 07, 2015, 07:09:43 AM »
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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #76 on: December 07, 2015, 07:11:37 AM »
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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #77 on: December 08, 2015, 07:01:31 AM »
Fall Colors at June Lake Loop continue…………………………………………………….




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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #78 on: December 08, 2015, 07:02:53 AM »
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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #79 on: December 08, 2015, 07:04:32 AM »
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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #80 on: December 08, 2015, 07:07:01 AM »
I know I been saying this every year for the last few years, but this is the lowest I ever seen Grant Lake!



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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #81 on: December 09, 2015, 07:08:45 AM »
Fall Colors at June Lake Loop continue…………………………………………………….




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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #82 on: December 09, 2015, 07:10:46 AM »
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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #83 on: December 09, 2015, 07:12:23 AM »
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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #84 on: December 09, 2015, 07:43:15 AM »
Insane pictures of what was once Grant Lake.

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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #85 on: December 10, 2015, 07:17:19 AM »
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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #86 on: December 10, 2015, 07:18:28 AM »
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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #87 on: December 10, 2015, 07:19:36 AM »
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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #88 on: December 11, 2015, 06:53:42 AM »
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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #89 on: December 11, 2015, 06:55:04 AM »
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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #90 on: December 12, 2015, 07:12:17 AM »
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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #91 on: December 12, 2015, 07:15:29 AM »
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Finally, the fall color show is over.  Hope all you enjoyed it.  Highly recommend for you to get up to the Eastern Sierra some autumn day and see this beautiful nature show for yourself.  Now back to Autumn Brown Trout Fishing.  Next is Day 6 where I head to Long Lake in Bishop Creek Canyon where I attempt to catch the allusive Brown Trout……………………………………………………………….

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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #92 on: December 12, 2015, 08:02:56 AM »

Awesome detour from fishing wshawkins! Rock Creek Lake was the best ever, and the June Lake Loop, and Silver Lake are just drop dead beautiful! I thought it was interesting how you switched from fishing to autumn pictures in your fishing thread and focused on fishing in your media thread. Very Cool!
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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #93 on: December 14, 2015, 06:49:18 AM »
Yeah, I have been all over the place with these threads.  The fall colors did a number on me, just had to take some time off from my fishing trip to photo the beautiful autumn displays.  But I’m back to the focal point of these threads now, but I did run into more Autumn Colors on some of my hikes to Autumn Brown Trout Fishing. :fishing3:
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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #94 on: December 15, 2015, 07:15:35 AM »
Autumn Brown Trout Fishing



Day 6:   Long Lake, Bishop Creek Canyon



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This was my second time up to Bishop Creek Canyon this season.  Came up first in August 2015 for a week doing some serious hiking and fishing.  That was a great trip!  This late Autumn trip was just for the Browns!  Bishop Creek Canyon has several backcountry lakes with Browns in them and some are pretty good sized!  For this day I visited Long Lake, probably the easiest (at least for me) to catch the Browns.


Long Lake is a 4.2 mile (roundtrip) hike on Bishop Pass Trail from South Lake.  I recommend starting your fishing at the inlet, which will make it close to 6 miles (roundtrip).  I also like to fish the deep water near mid-lake here as the Browns seem to hang in that area.  Browns are pretty easy to spot in late fall as they tend to cruise the shoreline looking for an easy meal, but they do spook pretty easy so no sudden moves if you don’t want a skunk.  They can get north of 20” in Long Lake.  The Rainbows and Brookies are more populous here so use the fly’s the Brown Trout love. 


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Long Lake and Hurd Peak








Day 6:   Long Lake, Bishop Creek Canyon Continues.............................................................
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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #95 on: December 16, 2015, 07:10:52 AM »
I usually catch equal number of Brookies to Rainbows.  Best to Spot fish for Browns for success as well as casting in the deep waters.  Be patient and you’ll catch them with the right presentation and fly.


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Rainbow




Lots of Brookies Caught




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Nice big Long Lake Brown Trout












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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #96 on: December 16, 2015, 01:47:57 PM »
 I remember posting something last year about the monster brown I saw when I first got to Long Lake. At least 5-6 lbs. I am a believer that there are big browns in that lake.
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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #97 on: December 17, 2015, 07:14:42 AM »
Yeah, there are some nice size Browns in this lake.  This one was a bit over 20” and about 2 to 2 ½ lbs. I estimate.  Caught a couple of smaller Browns (12” to 16”) earlier before I hooked this one. 
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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #98 on: December 18, 2015, 07:22:15 AM »
Autumn Brown Trout Fishing



Day 7:  Hilton Creek Lakes




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Hilton Creek Lakes




There quite a few Brown Trout lakes in the Rock Creek area.  I could have spent the whole week here chasing the Brown Trout.  My favorites are the Hilton Creek Lakes.  It’s been a couple years since I been to the Hilton Creek Lakes, and that was a weekend backpacking trip.  It’s a bit of a hike for a day hike to the Hiltons, but the Browns are plentiful and fairly easy to catch.


Hilton Creek Lake Trail



Hilton Creek Lakes is about a 10.5 miles (roundtrip) if you’re heading to Davis Lake (Hilton #1).  Only the first two lakes have Brown trout in them.  Davis Lake seems to have the largest Browns but Hilton #2 Browns are easier (but smaller) to catch.  For this day, I decided to go to the first 4 lakes which added some miles to my day.
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Re: Autumn Brown Trout Fishing
« Reply #99 on: December 18, 2015, 07:25:05 AM »
I first went to #4 Hilton Lake (Brookies), then #3 Hilton Lake (Rainbows), down to #2 Hilton Lake (Brookies, Browns, Rainbows) and finally to Davis Lake (Brookies, Browns, Rainbows).  Fishing was excellent at all the lakes I visited.  Also never saw another person at any of the lakes this day, no backpackers or day hikers.  It was almost eerie without another person around, just the sounds of nature.


Trail Junction



Trail to #4 Hilton Creek lake



#4 Hilton Lake & Mount Huntington



#4 Hilton Lake



#4 Hilton Lake Brookie

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