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Mr. Magoo

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2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« on: February 19, 2013, 07:14:52 PM »
Will you be there?  :fishing3: :fishing4:

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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013, 08:48:44 PM »
Unless I'm 6 feet under, you bet your britches I'll be there, This will be my 43rd straight opener..

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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013, 09:45:05 PM »
Noooo way,  if I wanna go to a zoo we have one here in L.A :lol2: :lol2:...I will be fishing on Lake Pyramid in So Cal that weekend...
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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 10:09:43 AM »
I went about 20 years in a row. Now I wait until the week after the opener. Finally got sick of the crowds. It's still a great weekend with lots of big fish taken though.

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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2013, 12:36:38 PM »
Terry, the last few years have not been bad at all,,, French Camp had over 25 vacant sites the opening weekend. There were very few people on the Upper Owens and  Rock Creek was basically deserted..  There were not the thousands of boats  on Lake Crowley like the press claims were there... My last 2 years in French Camp I had no one camped by me..

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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2013, 06:13:43 PM »
Depends on the Spring snowfall this year...we will see.
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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2013, 11:16:23 AM »
We'll be there, for sure!

I just hope my hole in the ice is still there.

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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2013, 01:47:37 AM »
Booked the site today we'll be there through the 5th. Last year the crowds weren't bad at all, hopefully more of the same this year.

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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2013, 08:58:03 AM »
The last 3 years the crowds have not been bad at all.

However I have heard from a lot more people that they are going this year.  Just hope for some bad weather between now and then to keep them away.

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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2013, 12:37:40 PM »
The last few years the crowds have been a 5 on a 10 scale..... French Camp had over 25 vacant sites opening weekend the last few years....I  fished the upper Owens and there were maybe 40 people from the monument to the lake which is nothing....I fished the creek and there wasn't anyone around....

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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2013, 01:33:28 PM »
Avoid the lakes, and hit the creeks. That's the trick. You wont see a soul.
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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2013, 04:28:28 PM »
This wait is killing me.

It has reached that time of year again when my local streams and hiking trails no longer fill the void.
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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2013, 07:14:31 AM »
You've got that itch you just can't scratch, MGD, worse than poison oak.  Hang on, it's almost time!  :fishing3:
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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2013, 09:19:16 PM »
Are we there yet?   :bowdown:
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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2013, 07:45:46 AM »
I feel bad for you people who only fish when the Sierras are open,  I would go crazy if I was just a seasonal fisherman...Castaic maybe twice this weekend,  Pyramid the next,  come here bass,  right this way :clap: :clap:
Once I arrive at Tom's Place...well,  you know...nothing else matters...

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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2013, 01:42:59 PM »
TT I think I spend more time on the water fishing than just about anyone on this board, and I'm still losing my mind waiting for the opener. There's truly nothing like fishing in the Sierra.

Period!

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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2013, 02:04:51 PM »
Mcgee Dude,,, no body spends more time fishing the Sierras than me,,,, There isn't anyone on this board that takes 10 plus trips a year and spend 50-60  days camping/fishing in the Sierras..

As far as fishing in So. Calif.... I refuse to fish anywhere in So. Calif...  I live 10 minutes from the creeks in the Mt. Baldy area and will not fish fish that area,

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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2013, 02:11:01 PM »
Uh retired... Scout might just have you on the fishing time:).    But you do hold the crown for those coming out of SoCal:)
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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2013, 02:37:17 PM »
Agree,, Scout lives up there that lucky guy...... My goal this year is 100 days in the Sierras

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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2013, 05:21:12 PM »
Applewood and Alder smoked bass....yummy!!
Pack it in, Pack it out...or have a Wrangler do it for you.

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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2013, 10:15:01 PM »
yes,  Packer,  white sea bass or striped bass,  throw back the black bass or else :clap: :clap:  Don't ever refuse to fish in any way shape or form Roy...well,  maybe so if you go to the Sierras that much,   but for those who wait till late April to fish,  you aint in Wisconsin or Nebraska,  there is liquid water in CA all year long,  get out there and get er done :chestbump:
Once I arrive at Tom's Place...well,  you know...nothing else matters...

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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2013, 10:47:05 PM »
Jo,  it is true,  when trout fishing,  especially flyfishing,  there really is nothing like being in the Sierras.  As soon as I get to Tom's Place,  I feel like I am in a different world.  I just can't get up there too much before Memorial day,  because :pie2: is not available :lol2:  although Salim and I might have to hit McGee Creek soon.  Roy,  I will take you fishing anywhere you want down here in So Cal,  I will even bring you a bottle of delicous LADWP water :lol2: :lol2:
Once I arrive at Tom's Place...well,  you know...nothing else matters...

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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2013, 06:35:02 AM »
"Thump-thump. Thump-thump;Thump-thump,Thump-thump,ThumpthumpThumpthump..."  Opening day is close at hand; you have been warned.
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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2013, 08:35:08 AM »
The 10-day countdown is at hand.  Ten 24-hour stretches to go.  MGD, are you burning rubber yet, getting them ready to grip the road?  I'll wager R96's truck is already loaded with everything except his guns and ammo (those have to stay indoors and close I'm betting until the last minute).  I might bet that R96 has actually been sitting in his truck with his hands on the wheel, eyes closed and just thinking of his departure time, going over his list of lures and burning a few smokes.

Thump, thump - Nice one, Tex.
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Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2013, 03:09:20 PM »
Its one week for me.,. leaving next Wednesday morning as I always go up early and for years I am always the first one in French Camp...