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Thread: Sierra Opener?

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    Default Sierra Opener?

    Is it to soon to talk about the Sierra opener? I am going to try it with my two young boys and my Dad for the first time this year. I want to try and make it a tradition. Any tips advice or help on a good place to stay would be greatly appreciated.

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    Is it too soon? Depends on how you look at it. A lot of people will have made reservations ... and some are perennials. We might be better able to help ... if you say where abouts do you want to fish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oakboy View Post
    Is it to soon to talk about the Sierra opener? I am going to try it with my two young boys and my Dad for the first time this year. I want to try and make it a tradition. Any tips advice or help on a good place to stay would be greatly appreciated.
    The Sierra Opener will be disappointing to some from the fishing standpoint. Many areas will not be open due to snow or damage from flooding/mudslides and snow. Whitney Portal road is closed till further notice from water low damage and may not be open for the opening of the Golden Trout season. All the creeks will have major flows till late in the summer and could present real dangers to try and wade them. Many of the campgrounds mayl not be open yet. The Owens River is at around 500 CFS and is rising to around 700CFS if not there already. It is flat dangerous to fish with river speeds and temps that do not bode well for survival should you fall in. Very, very tough fishing if at all. Most Alpine lakes will have substantial ice on them which presents a whole new set of issues.

    I would start in Lone Pine and call each town's sporting goods store or tackle shop for the current skinny right before you go. You can check with the Inyo national forest in Lone Pine and Bishop for campgrounds and areas they know to be open. The Mill Pond Campground might be stocked by then and they are a nice campground with fun fishing for the kids and central for the Bishop area. It's an Inyo County camp and is reasonable and very clean. Plan on this inaugural of a life time to be one of exploration and seeing where you would go if conditions were different.

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    Viejo's advice is excellent. I did at least 30+ openers. I might suggest waiting until next year to go with all those special people for the first time. Lotsa beautiful spots what won't be ready for ya. I''ll betcha the June Lake Loop ... along with Mammoth will be frozen over. Could make the other places more crowded. Lot's a mud and melt around ...

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    It is never too early or too late to talk about the trout opener. With the heavy snowpack fishing options will definitely be reduced this year. I would imagine that will also reduce the size of the crowds. June lake loop always manages to be ice free for the opener. I persobally focus on the Bishop drainage but think the only open water will be Intake II and a small section of creek around Bishop Creek lodge and Four Jefferey Campground. That is purely and educated guess based upon other openers with heavy snowpack.
    Convinct Lake is low elevation and will be ice free. Rock Creek will.be snowed in until Memorial Day.
    I was thinking about skipping the opener this year but my 5 year old son keeps asking when we are going fishing. He is the reason I will make the costly drive. Memories. Not catching 100 fish on the opener is what matters.

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    I was wondering why there werent any threads on it yet. I think if we go it will be more of a camping trip with a little bit of fishing. I know we will still have a ton of fun.

    KP

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