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#1 socalmatt

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 01:17 PM

I finally found my way up to the Eastern Sierra for the first time in 2010. Five of us back packed to our favorite lake for four days of fishing and general relaxation. I packed in a few extra items this time to make our stay just a bit nicer. The first thing was a compact Chain saw. If you've ever tried cutting through a 12 inch log with a 20 inch bow saw you'll know why this was worth the extra 10 lbs. There is a ton of dead fall trees in the area but they are getting further away from our camp, this made the wood gathering much easier. Needless to say we, had some nice fires.I also hiked in a FWB 124 air rifle that I finished repairing. We did some plinking and had a couple of shoot offs when the wind picked up on the lake and the fishing slowed down. At almost 9 lbs.'s scoped it made my pack very heavy. I think I will leave it home next year. The fishing was good as always. We released 3/4 of the fish we caught and cooked a few for dinner a couple of nights. Photos* Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
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Posted 21 June 2010 - 01:22 PM

Those are some dandy looking fish. Looks like you guys had a great time.
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Posted 21 June 2010 - 04:54 PM

That looks like you had a blast! I need to make it up to the Sierras one day for a trip like that. I bet that fish tasted great. Did you see any rabbits or any big game?

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 05:08 PM

Thanks Bullseye, I've been fishing this spot for 18 years and have never seen any rabbits. We see mule deer every trip and the occasional coyote. I've also jumped a covey Mountain quail on the hike in a few times.
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Posted 21 June 2010 - 05:12 PM

You ever draw a tag for the area? By the looks of it all you need is your pole anyway.

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 05:25 PM

My Dad hunted the area back in the 60's but i've never applied for a tag. A few of my buddies have hunted the area also and have done well. I've seen groups of 5-6 fork horns, but mostly doe.
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Posted 21 June 2010 - 09:15 PM

Nice!
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Posted 21 June 2010 - 10:02 PM

Looks like a good time was had by all.

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 08:52 AM

I love the Sierras! Looks like you all had a great time...nice fish!
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Posted 22 June 2010 - 10:55 AM

Looked like you had fun , nice brookies.
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Posted 22 June 2010 - 12:59 PM

Great pics! Looks like a load of fun!! That is one gorgeous spot you have there. I feel for the guy that had to pack the chain saw!

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 04:36 PM

thanks for the photos and story. Good memories.

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 04:00 PM

That looks like a nice time, gotta love the eastern sierras.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 05:00 PM

what exact area is that? i can't camp this year because of finanaces.my wife and i did 5 days at mt. whitney last septemberand 4 days may of '09 in lone pine. :) the best ever was our honeymoon in kings canyon.man i need a break. :) way cool pics!
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 05:29 PM

Wow what a great trip - thanks for the post.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 03:44 PM

where do you go? been going there my whole life




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