Lake Sabrina Boat Landing
June 18, 2018
PaPa Day Weekend



Wow, were there a lot of families at the Lake this week all enjoying a plum full lake. Yup, we started spilling on Wednesday. With the Lake so full, it’s a bit difficult to find a place to fish from shore, so many opted for the dam or took a walk towards DingleBerry Inlet. Thank goodness the wind wasn’t blowing as hard as last week. Had a bit of cooler weather surprise us a tad – frost on the docks and boat seats, Sunday and Monday – Mom reminding us she’s in charge even on Pops Day.

We got our first load of Idaho Rainbows from Wrights Rainbows out of Thacher, Idaho – a pound to four pounds. This is the first load of three sponsored stockings by Bishop Chamber of Commerce, Parchers and South Lake Resort, Creekside RV Park, Bishop Creek Lodge, Cardinal Village and Lake Sabrina Boat Landing. We also got a load of fish from the Department of Fish and WildLife. Thank goodness for the stockings as fishing has slowed although we saw quite a few full stringers coming up from the Lake and heard tales of lots of fish caught and released. I know I sound like a broken record, but this is what’s still working - NightCrawler, PowerBait, Mice Tails, Salmon Eggs, Jigs, Thomas Buoyants and Kastmasters were the catching baits and lures of choice.

The Kinzel, Gove, Edgerton and Bridges Families have been fishing Lake Sabrina every year since 1974 – most of the pops have caught a BIG fish, all but Bob, but Friday that changed – Bob Kinzel went old-school – a Dave Davis and NightCrawler and landed a beautiful 3-1/2 pound Rainbow with a little help from his wife, Kathy. It was a Father-Son fishing trip for the Polchow and Samson families. Brady and Nick Polchow and Clark and Carlo Samson used lures and reeled real slow to bring in Friday night’s dinner. And Dad Ray Navar couldn’t have been any more proud of his 5 year old son, Zeke bringing in a 2-1/2pound beaut using Zeke’s Gold, of course.

A BIG thank you to all the CHSRA State Final contestants and their parents. This group of kids are some of the politest well behaved and considerate kids you will ever meet. If you stopped by the Fairgrounds to support them and their families – Thank you!!!

Spoke to the local Department of Fish and WildLife Game Warden regarding fisherpeople needing to have their own stringers and up to five fish per stringer. His response is – “It is highly recommended, but not required, but everyone better be present if I’m checking”.

The White Lilac on the small trail from the building to the launch ramp is in full bloom and smells absolutely heavenly. And we have baby PineCones on the Pine Tree at the start of that trail

A bit of a breeze thru Wednesday with temps going from the upper 60s on Tuesday to the mid 70s thru Sunday. Looks like the lows will be in the 40s thru the weekend. You can check out the forecast for the week at (enter Aspendell, CA in the search and scroll down to see the temps).

And the hiking conditions:
Sounds like there is very minimal snow patches on the Sabrina Basin Trail.


Things to do when you’re not at the Lake:

6/23: 2nd Annual Bishop Summer Kick Off Party. 11am-3pm at Bishop City Park. Local music and talent. Raffles, frozen t-Shirt contests, fun activities for kids and adults. Sample Bishop's finest food trucks or bring a picnic.

6/30: Trout Fest at Hot Creek Hatchery. Touch a fish! Taste a fish! Feed a fish! Catch a fish! 9am - 1pm, all activities are free! For more info, email

7/7: Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum & The Right Hands in Concert at Laws Railroad Museum. 5:30 picnic and Brill Car train rides. 6:30 pm concert. A great family event! Adults $20, children under 12 free.

Everyone is invited to join the Bishop Chamber of Commerce for our fifth annual golfing fun day at Bishop Country Club!
Not your typical tournament format! Each hole will feature a different golf game with prizes at each hole. Everyone entered will receive entry into the BIG Raffle.
Everyone welcome...members, non-members, great golfers & hackers, too!
For more information, or to register contact April (760)873-8405 or email

All Aboard!
A visit to Laws Railroad Museum and Historical Village is always a treat, but come on a day the train is running and it'll be extra special!
2018 Laws Train Ride Schedule | Laws Railroad Museum
Become a part of our Memorial Pathway: The Bishop Museum and Historical Society invites you to join our Brick Campaign to help build a brick pathway around the museum.

Important stuff that just stays in the report for a bit:
The Skeeter population is ramping up again! Plan accordingly!

PRIVATE BOATER: Please don’t overload your boats – it causes me great distress!!! USE YOUR NOGGIN! See photo!!!

People, sure would be nice if y’all would pick up your trash when you leave. It’s really not that hard. Just sayin! If you need something to put it in, come into the store and we’ll give you a bag.

If you catch a big fish or a limit just to have your picture taken for the webpage and then try and give your fish away – we won’t post your picture, but then again we may post it as ‘WASTER OF A PERFECTLY GOOD FISH TO EAT’! Crimp down your barbs, take a picture on the boat and release it for another day.

If you’re hiking stay safe out there. Remember to leave a note about your destination and approximate return time and a clothing description. And please hike with a buddy!

When using the bug juice or hand sanitizer or sunscreen or lotion or cologne or perfume, try not to get it on your hands – you’ll transfer it to your bait and the fish just don’t like any of that foo-foo stuff. Wash your hands in the stream or Lake to get it off, and then use some fish attractant on your hands.

Make sure you wear some kind of sun protection – the sun and reflection off the water will do a number on your skin and eyeballs!

Juanita, Rick, Patti, Dwayne, Jamin, Bob and Cullen