Lake Sabrina Boat Landing
June 24, 2019

The Deer are migrating and don’t have a clue as to go up or down!
Don’t forget a jacket!

Store Hours: Sunday thru Saturday – 7:00am to 7:00pm
Café Hours: Sunday thru Saturday – 7:00am to 4:00pm – CLOSED WEDNESDAYS

The Lake water has hit the launch ramp. Both docks on the water and both pontoons on the Lake – let Summer begin! The Red Delicious is blooming as are the Yellow Columbines and White Canadian Lilacs – yup, summer has definitely made its appearance.

Once again, Department of Fish and Wildlife stocked the Lake on Monday. Joseph Rosado using a tube jig landed a 3-3/4 lb beaut for dinner. MiceTails made the list of what’s working at the Lake this week along with the norm of Red and Gold Thomas Buoyant, KastMasters, Salmon Eggs, NightCrawlers and PowerBait. If you’re in a boat, try drifting the rockpiles or over the natural shorelines between the two natural Lakes – if you’re in the pontoon – don’t get too close . The Inlets are doing fairly well – don’t forget we have 3 - DingleBerry Inlet – back right hand side or Little George Inlet – back left hand side and George Inlet about 200 yards up from Little George Inlet.

The Eagles are still flying high over the Lake swooping down every once in a while for dinner. We’re not sure if MaMa House Wren has laid her eggs yet, but they have quite a nest going in the weather station box by the front door.

FIRST HAND REPORT from Kevin Warner – “The George Lake creek crossing on the Sabrina Basin trail as of Saturday is rushing hard. Snow got heavy around 10K feet. Never seen this much water, not even 2 years ago. Be safe out there guys.Didn't even make it to Lombard (the switchbacks), lost the trail and ambition. The snow was deep. We were beat, trail was wet and soggy.” Also heard from Bob ( ex-Search and Rescue ) he tried hiking to Long Lake on the South Lake side – got about three quarters of the way there and was walking thru ankle deep running water and was getting to the point where he was heading toward 4 feet of snow on the trail – he turned back.

Please check the weather report prior to heading into the backcountry for an overnighter or two. Might want to hike with a buddy. Put a note in your car about where you were headed and when you think you’ll return.


July 4 @ 6:15 am - 10:00 pm
Activities starting at 6:15am with the American Legion Flag Raising Ceremony at Dehy Park, followed by Lions Club Pancake Breakfast. Arts & Crafts, Historic walking tour of Independence then the "Critters on Parade" beginning at 10:00am. At 1:00pm there are kids games at the park followed by the ice cream and homemade pies event, which leads to the BBQ put on by the local fire department and community. Fireworks go off at sunset. Oh, and often there is a dance the night before at the park! To request a list of all activities and a Schedule of Events go to

July 4 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bishop Airport, 703 Airport Road
Spectacular fireworks show sponsored by the Bishop Fire Department. Bring your barbecue, coolers, and shade. After sundown, watch the night sky show. 4 PM – 9:30 PM. Contact 760-873-5863 for info.

July 4th Friday, July 5th Saturday, July 6th Saturday, July 20th Saturday, August 3rd Saturday, August 17th Saturday, August 31st Sunday, September 1st November 29th, (11:00am-2:30pm) November 30th, (11:00am-2:30pm) Railroad operations start at 10:30am and end at 2:30pm each operating day, except as noted above. Rides can run until 3:30pm each operating day if demand warrants the extension. Tickets may be purchased in the Train Station. Prices are $5.00 per person, children under 13 ride free with an adult. This schedule is subject to change due to weather.

July 6 - All Day

July 6
50/50 Raffle.....$600 Blind Bogey... prizes for largest fish...largest limit (5 fish)...tagged and juniors categories. No fishing license required. Free fishing day. Day of the Derby signup 6:30am-10:00am Country Kitchen, Big Pine. Early signups available at Country Kitchen. Special drawing for early bird entries.

July 12 @ 8:00 pm
Live Music every Monday night through August. Bishop City Park Gazebo.

If you’re looking for something to do while in Bishop, check out the Bishop Chamber of Commerce Website at for lots of fun things to do for all ages.

Make sure you wear some kind of sun protection – the sun and reflection off the snow, ice and water will do a number on your skin and eyeballs! AND DON’T FORGET A JACKET!

A bit on the breezy side thru Wednesday then pretty awesome looking for the rest of the week. Here is the forecast for the week from (enter Aspendell, CA in the search and scroll down to see the temps).

Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Southwest wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Sunny, with a high near 67. Light south wind becoming southwest 11 to 16 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

Tuesday Night
Clear, with a low around 43. Breezy, with a southwest wind 16 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

Sunny, with a high near 63. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph.

Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 40. Breezy, with a southwest wind 18 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

Sunny, with a high near 61. Breezy.

Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.

Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.

Sunny, with a high near 62.

Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 41.

Sunny, with a high near 65.

Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 44.

Sunny, with a high near 67.

Juanita, Rick, Patti, Dwayne, Bob, Tyler and Matt