Lake Sabrina Boat Landing
August 12, 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
The Store and Boat Rentals will remain open!

A bit on the breezy side over the weekend and also a bit cooler – shades of Fall – could it be an early one????? Have absolutely NO idea!! Everything still seems a month or so late. The Lake is almost full – only _____ inches to go, but the big news is the BIG fish delivered today (Monday) by Wrights Rainbows out of Thatcher, Idaho. It was quite a load – they went in the holey boat to be drug out in the middle of the Lake.

A few big fish came out of the Lake this week. Not sure who caught the 4-1/4 pounder or what they were using – only Ashlynn Ahrens, Bella or Paislee Caillihan know for sure – it’s one of these three – PowerBait, Salmon Eggs or a BlueFox Gold #2 (a spinner). Son Max Callinan and Dad Dan made lots of memories and caught dinner using PowerBait. Shawn Pawluk used a NightCrawler to catch his 3-3/4pounder. And Alex Roberts used KoolBaits Underspin to land a 4 pounder and a 1-3/4 pounder.

Fishing was a bit on the tough side this week. Not sure if it was the cool spell and breezes that caused the shift, but something sure did. DingleBerry Inlet was one of the happening places for catching, although the other Inlets were producing some limits. Looks like NightCrawlers, Garlic Pinched Worms, MiceTails and PowerBait was what was being used to bring in those fish.

Hey, guess what - the 'Eyes on the Dam' are no longer. They left last Monday for green pastures - at least it is no longer an eyesore on the dam.

It’s a pet peeve of mine that 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.


NO FALL COLORS SHOWING YET!!! 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 wildflowers blooming – Penstomens – both wild and hybrid, Indian PaintBrush, Columbine, Lilacs, Lillies and lots of yellow and purple flowers that I have no idea what their names would be. If any of you amateur botanist or hippies have a clue – fill me in!

Still big issues with skeeters, when using the bug juice, try not to get it on your hands – you’ll transfer it to your bait and the fish just don’t like bug juice or sunscreen or lotion or cologne or perfume. Wash your hands in the stream or Lake to get it off, and then use some fish attractant on your hands. If you’re coming to the Lake, don’t forget sunscreen and dark glasses –the snow and sun makes it pretty bright against the blue sky. DON’T FORGET THAT JACKET.

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 is still true - THE SKEETERS ARE HORRID. We here still patchy snow up around Hungry Packer Lake and in places of shade, so think the skeeters will stay around for a bit – Plan accordingly. Many hikers are cutting their trips short.

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.

Here is the forecast for the week from (enter Aspendell, CA in the search and scroll down to see the temps).

Monday Afternoon
Sunny, with a high near 73. North wind 11 to 13 mph.

Monday Tonight
Clear, with a low around 47. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph.

Sunny, with a high near 76. Southwest wind 6 to 13 mph becoming southeast in the morning.

Tuesday Night
Clear, with a low around 49. Southwest wind 8 to 14 mph.

Sunny, with a high near 77. East southeast wind 6 to 14 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night
Clear, with a low around 50.

Sunny, with a high near 77.

Thursday Night
Clear, with a low around 49.

Sunny, with a high near 75.

Friday Night
Clear, with a low around 46.

Sunny, with a high near 71.

Saturday Night
Clear, with a low around 44.


Live Music every Monday night through August. Bishop City Park Gazebo.

August 17
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.

August 31

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.

September 2 @ 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).

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
Bishop, California. Small Town with a Big Backyard ~ Where All Are Welcome

Bishop Chamber of Commerce is on top of the Fall Colors. Check out their ‘Fall Color Leaf Peeper’ info!

Dear Fall Color Leaf Peeper:

Congratulations! This fall color guide will help you discover and monitor elusive and overlooked fall colors in the Eastern Sierra quickly and easily. Many visitors read the information below and tell us they benefit greatly from it. Like other fall leaf peepers, you can benefit as well.

Basically, botanical experts will tell you that fall colors are difficult to predict any given year. Much depends on how low temperatures drop in the high country. Aspens have a biological clock geared toward day length and nighttime temperature. Typically with the weather getting warmer, it seems that fall colors in the high country now begin in early September, maybe a bit earlier. Generally, the first week or two of October is a good bet to come up for high country colors but there are no guarantees with nature.

Also, fall colors are not necessarily uniform in the Eastern Sierra. For example, fall colors may be at or close to peak color at one geographic location while another spot elsewhere may be just beginning to change color. For example, a place like Rock Creek Lake may have brilliant peak color while South lake is just beginning to turn color. Commit yourself to consistently check the information below and you will find beautiful photogenic fall color.

Typically, the trees lose their leaves later in October as color moves down into the valley extending the fall colors season into November. But, an Indian Summer can extend high country foliage longer. Wind plays a role as well in how fast the leaves drop.

Many fall leaf peepers read the fall color social media posts on our website and find the area’s best color locations after reading them. The posts will enhance your experience greatly. Here is the link to them:
fall colors | Bishop Visitor Information Center
Fall Colors According to a Local Teen. We walked about half of a mile on a dusty dirt road before we even stepped onto the trailhead. Upon entering the trail, I instantaneously felt a sense of wonder.

Most importantly, we recommend you monitor the progression of fall colors digitally on the websites below beginning by September 1st; then when color looks good at locations you desire to visit, drive up to the area immediately before the color ends. Experienced fall foliage guests use the following links which gives you real time fall colors information so you can come up when the colors are best:
Fall Colors in Mono County - Mono County Tourism and Film Commission - Mono County Tourism Info | Hotels, Events, Things to do and Restaurants
CURRENT FALL COLOR REPORT November 8, 2018: Fall colors are officially past peak in Mono County! Missed the colors this season? Plan your trip for next year for late September through the end of October.

Attached is a link to our fall color guide which will be quite helpful to answering your questions:
Welcome to autumn in the Eastern Sierra. Welcome to brilliance. - Bishop Visitor Information Center | Bishop California Welcome Center
WHY OUR FALL COLOR SEASON GOES ON AND ON AND ON The Eastern Sierra’s varied elevations — from approximately 5,000 to 10,000 feet (1,512 to 3,048 m)

You may also like this link to a nice video about fall colors:
Why Do Leaves Change Color and Fall?
They’re pretty to look at, sure -- but the changing leaves you see in autumn are really a striking example of nature taking extreme measures to protect itself. Hosted by: Michael Aranda ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome ...

We recommend you stop at our chamber office when you come to town to pick up a complimentary fall color guide in print and treasure map. It can save you some time since we attempt to keep up with fall colors as they change. We are located at 690 N. Main, in the A frame building across from Carl’s Junior Drive In. When you are here, take a few minutes to look at an awesome new book entitled California Fall Color. We have read it and it is outstanding! It guides you to the fall color locations along Highway 395, Yosemite, and around South Lake Tahoe. Fall color enthusiasts love this book. We have a display copy available for guests to review.

If you need anything else, please let us know.

The Bishop Visitor Center Hosts

Juanita, Rick, Patti, Dwayne, Bob and Matt