Another week of hot summer weather, even a few
records were broken down in the valley. Thankfully
temps maxed out around 80 degrees here at the resort
elevation of 9260ft. Unfortunately the smoke, mostly
from the “Rough Fire” on the west side comes in most
afternoon making it necessary to get an early start
for those planning to hike. Early in the week the
smoke was much better farther north, but with a new
fire near Walker Lake / Lee Vining, the smoke can be
bad any given afternoon depending on the wind. We’re
really hoping for a little rain to help ease the
smoke, but time will tell.
fall color is starting to warn of the autumn display
to come. We’re happy to see a few yellow trees here
and there, gets the excitement building for
flowers along the creek between Parchers and Willow
Compground and along the trail to South Lake but
things are fading fast.
With many of the schools and colleges statewide, now
back in session, the summer crowds really fell off
this week leaving the canyon eerily quiet.
Creek So. Fork
With the lighter crowds, those anglers who hit the
stream reported very good fishing on Rainbows to 13”
on salmon eggs, worms, jigs and spinners…much
improved over last week with the reduced fishing
Pretty much ditto from
last week - the fish are very active on the surface,
especially early and late in the day so the bite on
dry flies has been good. Bead head nymphs, midges
and wooly buggers are always a good choice as well.
No lunkers were reported from North this week but
anglers did well on stocker ‘bows to 14” on
Powerbait, micetails, jigs, and Thomas Buoyants.
Some really nice DFW
Brood stock fish hit the scales this week to go
along with the usual action for pan sized Rainbows.
For a detailed report, visit our friends at Lake
Sabrina Boat Landing’s website by
No reports this week.
Resort staffers Seth Blackamore and Timmy Adams
tried their luck at the Stillwater Classic at
Crowley Lake on Saturday and landed 12 fish,
including three 19” Cutthroat Trout, while midging.
It wasn’t enough for the win, but the guys did a
great job getting on fish.
Photos of the
Some "early bird" aspens
already showing some color.
"Team Parchers" fishing the Stillwater
Classic at Crowley Lake this weekend
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of our favorite photos from 2014
Golden Trout from Evolution Lake caught by
resort staffer Seth Blackamore
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