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DreStyle
05-10-2007, 09:48 PM
Since I've been jonesing to get up to the sierras since way before the opener (I'm sure many of you can relate) I decided to head up for my birthday or rather the weekend before. I drove up by myself but planned to rally up with Timster and his buddy San. I was especially looking forward to this because saying these guys know how to fish is a gross understatement and on my last trip he sierras had conquered me. So, I was looking forward to learning how to fish this place from these guys.

Started up the road way later than I expected to and ended up arriving at Virginia Creek Settlement at midnight. The folks that run that place are really cool people. They left the light on for me and left my room open with the key on the bed. They even let me pay them later so I could get out and fish the next day. If you are planning to be in the Bridgeport area I highly recommend this place.

Got a few hours of sleep and got up to meet up with Timster and San for some fishing. They told me Little Virginia was blown out and that we'd be hitting Lundy Lake. I met up with them at the lake and we proceeded to fish. We ended up with an easy limit by noon, all C&R.

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Oh by the way ... did I mention it was snowing like a mofo most of the time we were up there?

Later in the day we decided to go back to Plan A and hit up Little Virginia later in the day and see if it was fishable or still blown out. We were pleased to find that it was only a little windy. We dropped our lines in and had another easy limit all C&R. We went to Little Virginia again on Saturday and Sunday Mornings with the same result. One funny thing that I didn't manage to photograph (I'm sure Tim and San will be glad of this) but they kept hooking male fish that decided to release their manhood as they tried to remove the hook I guess make trout think Tim and San are so hot they just can't contain themselves. We also hit up Silver Lake on Saturday afternoon with not much action. Tim and San both managed one and I had nada. I'm not sure which days these pics are from but I shall post them for your viewing pleasure none the less.

Snowy Road
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Timster with a small Alpers ... probably one of the largest fish taken the entire trip ...
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Most of the fish were this size ...
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Vista shots ... I think there is a bald eagle flying around in one of them ...
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Some dude with a nice brown that he and like 3 other people caught ... except me of course ...
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I neglected to get the dude's email address to send him the pic ... so if anyone knows this dude ... send him the link to this report ...

Timster with another small Alpers ...
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More vista shots ... Actually I think the bald eagle is in one of these ...
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A fish by my foot ... It was butt hooked ... I have no idea how this fish managed to get hooked like that ...
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A mountain next to Silver Lake
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Shots of Big Virginia Lake ... the fish were safe ... this time ...
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Mono Lake on the way home ...
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Convict Lake on the way home ... I took some pics because last time I was there I forgot the camara ...
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The only way to describe this trip was amazing ... I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate my birthday ...

Go Team Hellfish ...

NOT !!! Team 57 through and through ... 8)

Dana ... we need an icon like this :dedhorse: but with a :skunk:

Tight Lines ...
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reelhigh
05-10-2007, 10:00 PM
Beautiful pics and beautiful fish, looks like a great BDay trip. Way to go.

nellkev
05-10-2007, 10:04 PM
Nice report. 19 days 9hours and 38min I'll be there. Cant' wait. Can you tell. :D

SDJHawk
05-10-2007, 10:41 PM
Love those pictures. BTW, were you throwing lures or just bait on those?

xtranzman
05-10-2007, 10:49 PM
Nice job! Just cant wait till I get up there. Planning late July now. Sure looked cold...


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DreStyle
05-10-2007, 11:11 PM
BTW, were you throwing lures or just bait on those?

Both bait and plastics, still and jigged.

pole'npants
05-10-2007, 11:58 PM
right on, that is so cool,happy belated! really pretty up at virginia. do you got the price info on that place you stayed at, or a phone.thanks for the report! fish on.

Fear No Trout
05-11-2007, 12:39 AM
DreStyle....Absolutely awesome photos and report.

Timster and crew you guys are animals for eduring that snow. As for me, I will be at Crowley next Tuesday through Thursday.

Fear No Trout8181cory

troutdog
05-11-2007, 02:35 AM
Thanks for the report Dre...nice pictures. You didn't drive up the wrong side of the 395 on the way up did you? :D You are a wild man! Lundy and Virginia are great spots to hit in the Sierras. I'm heading up there the first week in June, hopefully the snow gear gets to stay home and the trout start gaining some more weight. Keep up the good work dude.



TD

Troutman65
05-11-2007, 03:12 AM
Outstanding repory w/pics.!!!! Looks very cold . Glad you had a blast fishing on your B-Day.

TroutOnly
05-11-2007, 07:35 AM
very good pics...t/o

CatchthatTrout
05-11-2007, 10:17 AM
Good job Dre of not driving off a cliff. :thumb:

Happy Belated B-day.
Sorry I couldn't join you this time, but I appreciate the invite.

You guys are diehards in that snow.
Very nice scenic pics.

DreStyle
05-11-2007, 01:19 PM
do you got the price info on that place you stayed at, or a phone.

Virginia Creek Settlement: (760)932-7780

http://www.virginiacreeksettlement.com/index.html

ghetto dad
05-11-2007, 02:03 PM
nice man!!! thats a cool b-day gift!!! peace

olfishergal
05-11-2007, 04:32 PM
Fantastic pics...........I gotta get up there......Silver is my fav place......oh and BTW happy b'day

pole'npants
05-11-2007, 05:29 PM
thanx

tattoodfish
05-11-2007, 08:20 PM
dre, next time youre up in that neck of the woods...you should go alitttle farther and hit up bridgeport res and upper and lower twin...big brown country for sure...if you like streams...east walker is awesome...

tattoodfish
05-11-2007, 08:21 PM
dre, next time youre up in that neck of the woods...you should go alitttle farther and hit up bridgeport res and upper and lower twin...big brown country for sure...if you like streams...east walker is awesome...

tattoodfish
05-11-2007, 08:22 PM
dre, next time youre up in that neck of the woods...you should go alitttle farther and hit up bridgeport res and upper and lower twin...big brown country for sure...if you like streams...east walker is awesome...

diamondbear
05-11-2007, 08:25 PM
DS , happy birthday , this is one of the best reports ive read in along time on the sierras . great pics of the cold weather snow fishing [ only the bold , lol ] i will fish the lower vig. lk. with lures in my float tube at sunrise and then move up to the upp. vig. lk. and troll the bottom with a water bobber and bait with my tube . thanks for the pics of my other favorite places too. // db

SanDimasLMB
05-11-2007, 09:02 PM
A fish by my foot ... It was butt hooked ... I have no idea how this fish managed to get hooked like that ...

set the hook faster!!! :lol:

doctorhook
05-11-2007, 09:08 PM
Drestyle Happy belated Birthday, thanks for sharing another great report and pictures.

tattoodfish
05-11-2007, 10:38 PM
dang, how did i send that 3 times :x sorry all for the mistakes...(stupid new guy) awesome report dre...thanx

DanKBecker
05-12-2007, 07:16 PM
Great post bro. Can't believe how low Lundy looks. Did you try the inlet? I have had some great luck on that lake, and should be visiting it for the first time this season around June 14-17.

Love the pink Lip Ripperz, great choice.

Derwish
05-12-2007, 10:28 PM
Nice job and fantastic pictures... Way to go.

sierraslam
05-13-2007, 10:06 AM
Great pictures! I sat out in 70 degree weather at Lundy on the Opener. What difference a week makes. Way to tough out the weather and land some fish. Nice job!

Carrie
05-13-2007, 10:02 PM
So this is a great report! I still can't believe it was snowing when u guys were fishing there. Still ...Virginia was beautiful when I went just the other day but no snow to that extent. I am glad u had fun and got to go up there! :lol: Plus, u guys caught lots of fish....yeah!

Granny Fish
05-22-2007, 03:36 PM
Happy birthday Andre...

Pictures look awsome! Those are some beautiful browns and bows.

It sure looks like it was cold.

Fisherman57
05-22-2007, 03:52 PM
Truly incredible photos Dre............ thanks for sharing all
of them with us.............. and Happy Birthday!


Ill work on getting the emoticon you mentioned!


57

tcat74
05-22-2007, 04:44 PM
Do they still let you fish throught the ice on Virginia? My sister lived in Bridgeport for ten year and we would bring augers up on opening day and fish through the ice! Caught some real nice fish that way.