Short E. Sierra trip

Discussion in 'Trip Reports with Pics' started by Mark Walker, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

    Took a short, but much needed (haven't been able to fish since last Sept!) 4 day'er last week/weekend only to be brutalized by major wind and high water.
    Wind/gusts to 50mhp whipped lakes into Lake Superior sized waves, blowing dust obliterated mountain veiws, sent lawn furniture sailing into the water and blew my 18oz whiskey/7 off the fence rail!
    Tubed one windy high lake for 5hrs being blown around like a turd in a swirling toilet bowl. Only two fish to hand in the last half hour after finally finding the right fly/depth. Partner got zip.
    Did a bit of exploring a tiny heavily brushed fast flowing creek and found brown trout in almost every pool. Surprisingly, the better looking pool pic yielded a +14'' brown!
    Pic of the chimney was found to be an old gold prospector's cabin (now burned) circa 1915-20.
    No info on the cabin.
    Last pic shows creek grass/weed growth. Couple small browns and one "bow taken. All fish were water released.
    Sorry, no fish pics.
    Despite Mother Nature, still had a good time.
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  2. Bruce Baker

    Bruce Baker Active Member

    Thanks for sharing. It's not always about the fish! Love the color and clarity of the water.
  3. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

    The "windy city" ain't got nothin` on Owens up to Bridgeport! Good shots, Mark!