Lake Sabrina Boat Landing
July 15, 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 CAFÉ and only the CAFÉ will be closed
August 13, 14 & 15, 2019
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Yup, if you heard the rumor about an 8-1/2 pound Rainbow caught at Lake Sabrina over the weekend, it’s NOT a rumor, it’s the truth. David Wylie was dragging a Rapala when the fish struck. Twas quite a fish to see.

David’s big fish wasn’t the only larger fish to come out, yes it was the largest by far, but Scott Brady pulled in a 5 pounder using PowerBait. Steven Kumaqai landed a 3-1/4 RainBow that would make a nice dinner for a few. Jim Bergschneider with the help of Nathan and Raul Pando caught a 2-1/4 pounder and several others using MiceTails and MiniJigs. A NightCrawler was used to land a 2 pounder for Andre and Vuilleumier. Joe Apodaco, Anthony and Steve Reznik used Salmon Eggs to catch their dinner.

As you can see, multiple items were used to catch the fish this week – NightCrawlers, Salmon Eggs, MiniJigs, MiceTails, and PowerBait – KastMaster, SuperDupers and Phoebes were also used to bring in many limits.

Looks like the House Wrens are just about to be kicked out of the nest – MaMa & PaPa are not feeding them as much and keeping watch for the Chipmunks, Squirrels and Nimrod ready to pounce if one of the babies takes flight.

Boy are the wildflowers blooming – Penstomens, Indian PaintBrush, Columbine, Lilacs and lots of yellow and purple flowers that I have no idea what their names would be. We, also, have beautiful Peach and Purple Iris blooming in the back yard and the grass sure is looking green.

Just an FYI – We have no clue on when the Fall colors will start. With the late Winter and late Spring and late Summer, who knows, we certainly don’t.

The skeeters have made an appearance and with the big winter, be prepared for a pretty epic mosquito season, so don’t forget the bug juice, but remember to try and keep it, your sunscreen and any other Foo-Foo juices off your hands – fish don’t like the taste or smell. It’s also Pine Pollen time – so if you’re susceptible to hay fever allergies – don’t forget the meds.

Fishing etiquette is once again becoming a bit of a problem at the Lake and we don’t like problems. If you come upon someone fishing, please don’t fish right next to them – take a bit of hike farther down and don’t cast over into their spot. Same at the Inlet, there are so many areas to fish on this Lake go find another ‘soon to be’ favorite spot.

This Report is from Jared of Parchers Resort and South Lake Boat Landing:
Trail Conditions
“A much improved week of hiking greeted canyon visitors for the last several days, great news for just about everyone. There is now access to a host of destinations without any special gear including the lower Tyee Lakes, Green Lake, Long Lake, Bull Lake, Lower Lamarck Lake and Grass Lake. Folks can get to the Treasure Lakes, Blue Lake and Upper Lamarck as well but creek crossings and snow coverage are still in issue for some.

We're still not seeing much in the way of thru-hiker traffic over Bishop Pass, but there are a few people that are making it over.

A report from Humphrey's Basin over Piute Pass has it mostly snow still but melting quickly. “

Haven’t heard about the trail conditions in the Sabrina Basin for a while, so if any of you hike up into the Basin, stop by the Store and let us know the conditions.

If you’re planning on hiking – PLEASE BE PREPARED – hike with a buddy – leave a note on where you’re headed – when you’re expected back – what you’re wearing – take plenty of water & food – dress in layers – you’ll start out cool, but will probably warm up – CHECK THE WEATHER! Not only is your life on the line, so are the Search and Rescue Teams. Also, if you meet stock on the trail, please go to the low-side, that way if the mules are startled they’ll go to the high side and not down the canyon.

Howard (the weather guesser) is saying there is a possibility of some moisture maybe heading our way next week – stay tuned. Here is the forecast for the week from (enter Aspendell, CA in the search and scroll down to see the temps).
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Sunny, with a high near 75. West northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.

Monday Night
Clear, with a low around 48. Southwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunny, with a high near 75. Southwest wind 5 to 11 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 49. West wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. North northeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Partly sunny, with a high near 76.

Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Sunny, with a high near 74.

Friday Night
Clear, with a low around 48.

Sunny, with a high near 73.

Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 47.

Sunny, with a high near 73.


July 20
Railroad operations start at 10:30am and end at 2:30pm each operating day. 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, mechanical breakdown or other unforeseen circumstances. Visit Laws Museum for full schedule.

July 27, 2019 Noon to 10pm Tri-County Fairgrounds
Music Festival with all proceeds benefiting IMAH ( Inyo-Mono Association for the Handicapped)
Billy Bobs Food Truck – BBQ Tri-Tip Sandwiches – 50/50 drawing – Great raffle prizes – lawn games and kids activites.
Come out and join us for dancing, beer, wine, bbq and some laughs while supporting our local community.
$20 Admissions (WristBand) & $20 T-Shirt or $35 WristBand and T-Shirt

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
See the "Big Ears" up close and learn all about the Owens Valley Radio Observatory. Held the first Monday of every month from 1 PM to 2 PM. Contact Dr. Mark Hodges for info at 760-938-2075 (Ext 109).

August 29 @ 8:00 am - September 1 @ 10:00 pm
Labor Day Weekend - Exhibits, displays, rodeo, carnival, destruction derby and thousands of homemade & homegrown items on display.

BISHOP CREEK SHUTTLE – provided by Eastern Sierra Transit
Twice daily roundtrip service from Bishop to the Bishop Creek Recreation Area. This route is anticipated to commence service in 2019 on Saturday June 15th and will operate seven days per week through Labor Day weekend. The route will provide service from Bishop to the Bishop Creek Recreation Area with scheduled stops at South Lake and Lake Sabrina. The route will also provide intermediate stops at all locations where it is safe for the bus to stop. Expected intermediate stops include, but are not limited to, South Fork Bishop Creek Village, Parcher’s Resort, Aspendell, intersection of CA-168 and North Lake Road, intersection of CA-168 and Buttermilk Road as well as Starlite Road, and Forest Service campgrounds along the route. FARES - The one-way adult fare for the Bishop Creek Shuttle is $5.00. Discount fare for youth (ages 5 – 16), senior (60+) and disabled passengers is $2.50. A 10-ride pass may be purchased for a 10% discount ($45 for adult, $22.50 for discount).
Bishop Creek Shuttle Schedule
Morning Run Afternoon Run
Bishop (Vons/Kmart) 8:00am 4:00pm
South Lake 8:45am 4:45pm
Lake Sabrina 9:10am 5:10pm
Bishop (arrive) 9:45am 5:45pm

NITE RIDER- provided by Eastern Sierra Transit
Stay safe if you have a couple of drinks at night while in town. This shuttle takes you anywhere around town in Bishop on Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm to 2:30am for $4.25 per person each way.
Number: 760-873-7173 or 760-872-1901 x22
Price $4.25 person
Find us on Facebook @ Nite Rider (Bishop, CA)

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.
Bishop Visitor Information Center | Bishop California Welcome Center
21 Great Lodging Options. Whether on a relaxing fishing trip, outdoor adventure, or just passing through, Bishop is a wonderful place to stay. Find a room at a downtown Bishop Hotel, Hostel, Inn, Bed & Breakfast or venture up to Bishop Creek for a wonderful cabin experience.

If you’re coming to the Lake, don’t forget sunscreen and dark glasses –that sun is pretty bright against the blue sky and the glare off the water. AND DON’T FORGET A JACKET!

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