Snows coming, I'm outta here!

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  1. mcfish

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    Forecast for snow coming in tomorrow, time to head down the mountain! I've had 9 days of great fishing, topped off with an epic day today at Lake Mary! The LADWP is starting a week of sucking water out of Crowley, so I decided to hit up Mary once again after a fun day there on monday. I started fishing the drop off where I picked up the fish on monday and immediately starting getting into nice fish! My pattern held up for the next 4 hours under nasty, windy, cloudy conditions...and then around 1:00, everything stopped! I felt that with the weather, those fish weren't going deeper, so I moved up on the flats that are only 4' deep. My second cast..found them! I picked up my pace, stripping a matuka with a hares ear trailer, getting a fish every 3 or 4th cast! By 3:00, the fish had moved up even shallower, now in 2' of water just outside the line of stumps at the east end of the lake. I was now getting fish every other cast, with a definite feeding frenzy on the wind blown shoreline! 19"-21" fish in 2' of water is a rush! They can't go down, so they start tearing out towards deeper water, stripping line as they go! I did something at 4:00 that I normally never do..I left with the fish still in a frenzy! After 8 hours in the tube, non stop wind, temps in the low 40s, I'd had enough! I left totally satisfied, couldn't of had a better final day! I ended up with 26 fish, 17 of those were over 18", lost at least another 8-10! Love the fall in the Sierras! 20211006_160221.jpg 20211006_152525.jpg 20211006_142447.jpg 20211006_142433.jpg 20211006_153552.jpg Screenshot_20211006-192006_Photos.jpg 20211006_172800.jpg 20211006_082414.jpg
     
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    Those trout up there will be happy you are headed home.
    Nice job! :)
     
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    Trip of a lifetime for most!
     
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    I've enjoyed reading your reports. Looking into fishing wild trout and been reading every pertinent thread I can find lol. Excellent work on this trip
     
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    Beautiful fish and looks like you had a fun 9 days. I still don't understand why the State allows the Army Core of Engineers to mandate water levels in the bigger lakes in Northern California? Most lakes will draw down to 40% of full prior to snow or rain fall to make sure there is no runoff, but with climate change no one can predict what amount of rain or snow will fall. They should rethink how they manage water and stop the artificial drought levels of the lakes. Maybe they should also start building the additional dams in the state to hold even more water. I watched Newsome yesterday gloating how the State has a surplus of money, yet he's not thinking of the future of the state by adding more water shed for growth which also could increase power generation also!!

    Army Engineers Monitor Water, Snow Levels to Regulate Corps Dams to Minimize Downstream Impacts
     
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    California will never build another dam!! Between the tree huggers and the politicians, they're actually planning on taking down even more dams. Politicians will always kick the watercan down the road, just like Social Security! There is no surplus of money in California! I just read an article about how much we actually owe, especially to groups like the State employees pension fund and teachers fund..2 unions that basically run our state. Nice game Newsom is playing... we still have a deficit!!! San Diego Water Authority claims we have 20 years worth of water..I guarantee in 2 years they're screaming that we're out of water...and of course jack your rates!
     
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    I've been fishing the Eastern Sierras my entire life..it's in my blood!
     
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    You said it all about Newsome, right there!
     
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    Bargain!!
     
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    True.....
     
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    The morning after I left...timing is everything!! Screenshot_20211008-084023_Chrome.jpg Screenshot_20211008-083816_Chrome.jpg
     
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    So... who took the pics???
     
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    Extremely insulting... to any snake!
     
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    No snake is that vile... Maybe a centipede, those things are straight up haters
     
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    Ha..trail cam at the Tamarack lodge at Twin lakes and the mammoth village cam!
     
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