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THE OPENER IS UPON US!!!!

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1 THE OPENER IS UPON US!!!! on Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:34 am

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The Sierras opener is almost here you guys!
I wanna know what you got planned!
Tips and tricks? Any special lures or flies?

As for myself, This will be the first year I fly fish the Sierras. I'm going to take the flies I tied myself and hopefully get to tie a few more before I go!
Also I will take some lures. A few flatfish lures and as always I will be taking my Thomas Cyclones
In Red/Gold and Blue/Silver.
Those are the killers!

So lets hear it guys, give up the secrets! Lol

2 Re: THE OPENER IS UPON US!!!! on Sun May 07, 2017 11:05 am

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Looks like a tight lipped crew for the Sierras this year bro, or you will be there by yourself!

Thanks for sharing though.


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3 Re: THE OPENER IS UPON US!!!! on Sun May 07, 2017 8:46 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Looks like a tight lipped crew for the Sierras this year bro, or you will be there by yourself!

Thanks for sharing though.
Idk why lol I always share my tips brotha.
It's all fun in sport if I can help someone catch more fish then right on.
I like to learn and to teach.

4 Re: THE OPENER IS UPON US!!!! on Sun May 07, 2017 10:37 pm

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Good for you bro. That's the way it should be.

5 Re: THE OPENER IS UPON US!!!! on Mon May 08, 2017 6:52 am

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It's been a few years since I've fished the Sierras, but I used to do ok with the old wet fly on a bobber trick in the Owens River. Black wooly worm. I was using spinning gear, of course, but it's a good change up from the usual kastmaster, mepps, etc.

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6 Re: THE OPENER IS UPON US!!!! on Mon May 08, 2017 4:55 pm

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I'm going up this month or first of June.......doubled up om my favorite spoons......like them for river and creek fishing. I usually have good luck below Laws, driving down along the Owens looking for eddies....... BTW does anyone own a Truck Tent. Going to purchase one for my Colorado, too old to be sleep"n on the ground.........GT

7 Re: THE OPENER IS UPON US!!!! on Wed May 10, 2017 10:02 am

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Going up to BridgePort next week for 5 days Going to try out my new tube. I hope they are biting.

8 Re: THE OPENER IS UPON US!!!! on Wed May 10, 2017 10:32 am

GT

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Mthaubs may I ask where u r camping/lodging?  I've looked for campsite sites along Robinson Creek.......seems u have to reserve well before opener. Are their any RV/camping sites in Bridgeport? I usually stay at one of the Brown's sites in Bishop or their Owens River site......must have a report on fishing please.........GT

9 Re: THE OPENER IS UPON US!!!! on Fri May 12, 2017 10:35 am

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It looks like we are going to stay at Doc and Al's. Small cabins where you cook outside.

10 Re: THE OPENER IS UPON US!!!! on Fri May 12, 2017 10:48 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] this is the most recent report I could find. I modified my Outcast prowler with a nice pole holder rig and fish finder. It looks like the trout are holding around 40 feet and below.

11 Re: THE OPENER IS UPON US!!!! on Fri May 12, 2017 5:26 pm

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Wow mthaubs that for the heads up i know some of our members can use the details. Good luck out there give us a report when you get back.


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12 Re: THE OPENER IS UPON US!!!! on Wed May 31, 2017 2:33 pm

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Well sorry for the week delay. The temp. in Bridgeport is in the mid 60's The nights are still very cold. The trout are holding across the bay from the public boat launch. The Res. is low due to the anticipated snow melt. The trout are hitting on trolling also 8-12 ft deep. The Twins have ice around two feet thick on the edges. Most of June loop is open. Virginia lakes are under 6 feet of ice. Hermon lake has 3 foot of snow to get to it. Good luck. Make sure waders do not leak. Kens only sells Sims and the start at 250.00. I know, mine leaked. My float tube pole holders were a success. Three trout per morning. All of them were over 2 pounds. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

13 Re: THE OPENER IS UPON US!!!! on Wed May 31, 2017 2:46 pm

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Keepus in the loop we would like to know how the whole trip works out.


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