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incrediblehuck

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Opener Report!
« on: April 30, 2012, 08:59:28 AM »
Thursday
Drove up after work on Friday night and arrived into Bishop around 8:45.  Had a great dinner at Denny’s then went to the campsite at Millpond to set up. Went back in town to get supplies at Vons and then crashed out.

Friday

Was up early around 7 and made some breakfast as we took the day easy.   

 

Just relaxed most of the day. Fished at PVR and only caught one, but  hooked into many more.  A 6# hook jaw. Caught on a Siberian Tiger Zspoon. Missed a few on jigs. Cooked some steak for dinner and decided to fish Intake 2 at midnight.

 

 



Saturday
Fished Intake 2 right at midnight with some glow in the dark lures, but couldn’t get the fish to bite like last year. Also not as many people at Intake 2 at midnight, unlike last year in worse weather it was shoulder to shoulder.
Started the morning at Lundy. C&R 50+ each in this area between Andrew and I. Biggest was about 2.5#.











Next went to Silver and Gull for a few bites, but left because of the slow action.

Next stop was Convict but just a couple short bites.

Next stop was Rock creek for a few wild browns.









Last stop was Lake Sabrina for another 30+ fish each.





Sunday
Woke up early and broke camp and headed back to Sabrina to release another 20+ fish.  Took our time driving back home and tried 2 sand traps, but they were corwded or fished out.  Did stop at the Mt. Whitney Ranger station to get some info on some hikes we would be taking later on in the year.
All in all it was a great trip, with light crowds for an opener, and tons of fish to be caught.



The view of the road going to where we will be hiking in July.


Video of the big fish!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_dK5DRV3Hc

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Re: Opener Report!
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 09:03:39 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/4_dK5DRV3Hc&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/4_dK5DRV3Hc&fs=1</a>

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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 09:47:21 AM »
Nice feesh! Great trip! July should be great for the Cottonwoods. Have great season.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2012, 09:53:03 AM by Sierraslam »

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 10:11:13 AM »
Nice report and pictures incrediblehuck.  Liked how you fought the large bow, nice and easy and always kept a tight line.  Great trip.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 10:17:21 AM »
Nice report and beautiful pictures. Thanks for posting.

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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2012, 10:59:02 AM »
I heard Intake 2 was the place to be on Saturday and Sunday, sorry to here no luck at midnight.  Nice report.

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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012, 11:03:55 AM »
I heard Intake 2 was the place to be on Saturday and Sunday, sorry to here no luck at midnight.  Nice report.

When we drove by there there was a ton of crowds and we heard the fishing was slow on lures and ok on bait.

Sabrina was awesome.  At one point we were getting hit on every cast!

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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2012, 11:25:44 AM »
thank you for a great report.
the pictures were awesome

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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2012, 12:27:12 PM »
Awesome Report!! Great fish. The only hook jaw i caught was a 12" rainbow. I let him go as well.
Still waiting on my RCL Club Patch!

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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2012, 01:59:02 PM »
Very nice to see.... Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2012, 04:01:45 PM »
Great report Jason,   but man,  that snowpack looks realllly skimpy...great pics of Rock Creek!!
Once I arrive at Tom's Place...well,  you know...nothing else matters...

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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2012, 04:18:08 PM »
Great report Thanks for sharing  ;D

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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2012, 06:37:07 PM »
what a great adventure!  you guys really covered some ground.  wonderful photos !!!!   thank you!
Hardrock, may his spirit live on in all of us.....

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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2012, 07:57:47 PM »
Nice Report !!!!  Good job on landing that brute. Sounds like an epic trip. Thanks for sharing.
gone fishn, hope to be catchn soon !

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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2012, 08:01:58 PM »
Great Report! And nice video. Sounds like a great start for your season.

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« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2012, 05:54:29 PM »
1.Fishing
2.Breakfast at Dennys
3.Steaks
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« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2012, 11:15:14 PM »
Thanks for the comments everyone!  Can't wait for Memorial Day Weekend and i'll be camping at East Fork!

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« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2012, 08:16:13 AM »
Just made a video of the trip I thought i'd share with all of you.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/HOhJKT9wRxk&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/HOhJKT9wRxk&fs=1</a>

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« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2012, 09:56:39 AM »
Thanks for allowing me to live vicariously through you until my own trips begin.  Great video!  That six pounder was beautiful!

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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2012, 10:05:47 AM »
Thanks for allowing me to live vicariously through you until my own trips begin.  Great video!  That six pounder was beautiful!

Thanks!  Glad you enjoyed it!