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streetnfish

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Hey guys,

Ran back up to the sierras for a quick trip. Started out Mon morning at Bridgeport Reservoir and grabbed a rental boat. Lake level is very low. They still have a few rental boats at in the marina but no floating dock. Weather was beautiful with clear skies. And Temps in the 40's.
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Fished several spots from 12-17ft with no bites. No fish seen jumping, splashing, or sipping. Several guys were out trolling and only reported 2 fish among about 6 boats. After a few hours we cut our loses and headed off to find hungrier fish.
Went up the road to Virginia Lakes where we were ice fishing 2 weeks ago over 2ft of ice. Reports were that the ice was melting so left the ice gear at home. At Big Virginia there was still more than 3/4 if the lake covered in thin ice. (Tossed a baseball sized rock and it fell through). There were areas of open water at the outlet and one of the inlets.
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Again the weather was beautiful and nice with the sun out. The ice ended in about 10ft and the fish were eager to play.
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Constant action on small Brooke's and Rainbows with a few nicer sized ones .
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Floating nightcrawlers and cast masters worked well.
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The next morning we hit up Crowley for 1/2 a day before heading back. Cool morning I. The 40's. Clear skies with a good 5-8 mph breeze out of the NW. A
Headed out to McGee and anchored up in 15ft. My girl struck first with a small Brown on the Super Duper.
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Shortly after I hooked a nice one but lost it on the anchor rope just out of nets reach.
The fish were spread out from 12-17 ft. Slow bite but occasional hookups all around. I had a bump on the Thomas Bryant and then scored o. A nightcrawler.
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A short while later I got another nice one for the road.
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Got off the lake at noon. With 3 fish and that was about par for the boats around us minus one guide boat which hooked about 8 while midging.
On the way home we stopped by Rock Creek Lake to check the condition and were surprised to find the lake and surrounding area completely clear of snow.
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Curiously the road to the Mammoth Lakes is still closed so you still have to hike to fish anything above twin lakes.

Cheers !
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Tom123

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Another amazing trip up in God's Country.

At Big Virginia, people ski down that big patch of ice on the other side of the lake. Pretty amazing.
 
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woodfish330

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    Those picts.... that is God's Country. Native fish... quiet times... plenty of smiles. It is a hidden gem.... that rekindles your humanity.

    Glad you had a good time and spent a few extra minutes sharing the appropriate pictures. Appreciate you Brother.
     
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