Lake Sabrina Report

Lake Sabrina - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

by Rick, Patti, Juanita and Jerrod

Lake Sabrina Boat Landing will close for our 2015 season on October 11th, 2015.
Fishing season closes November 15th, 2015.
Another beautiful week and weekend at the Lake – a bit breezy at times, had a bit of haze from the Rough fire still, but all in all a great time. The colors have almost peaked up at the Lake, but the drive up the South Fork (toward South Lake), the North Fork (toward North Lake on the ‘scary’ road) and the Middle Fork (toward us) is still stunning. Had a couple of sprinkles (and I mean ONLY a couple of sprinkles) on Sunday. Might be something coming in on Thursday, but more on that later.

It was an on again off again fishing week and weekend. Some anglers sat at the Inlet for a few hours JUST enjoying the sights – then the bite was on for a couple of hours – one fish after another – and then – enjoying the scenery again. You know the drill – NightCrawlers, PowerBait, Jigs or Salmon Eggs at the Inlets. Trolling is on the slow side, too – Flashers (Dave Davis) and a NightCrawler, Red & Gold Thomas Buoyants or just drag a NightCrawler (don’t forget that swivel). Fishing the rock piles with PowerBait, NightCrawlers, or tossing Lures or drifting thru the channels. Shore fishing with NightCrawlers, PowerBait or Salmon Eggs.

Rick and Sandy Fowler brought home dinner using Chartreuse PowerBait. Jose Lopez caught his first fish ever using Green Garlic PowerBait.

Scared up a Great Blue Heron out toward the front of the back natural Lake – what an awesome bird and to see it in flight - WOW. Still seeing the Ospreys, but the Eagles have become a bit allusive. Lots of Grebes and Coots out on the Lake now.

This will be the last weekend for homemade pie and homemade ice cream, but we’ll still have ice, candy, chips, snacks, soda, water, beer and wine available until October 11th, 2015. Please note our Fall hours:

Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Fall hours.
Boat Rentals & Store Hours.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday.
8:00am to 6:00pm.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
7:00am to 7:00pm.


It’s time for the OWENS VALLEY CRUISERS! Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - October 2nd, 3rd, & 4th, 2015 at the Tri County Fairgrounds in Bishop, California. The fun begins on Friday afternoon with early registration at the Vons/K-Mart parking lot. The DJ will be playing all your favorite oldies. Cruisin' Main Street to follow. A GREAT time is in store for all. Click here for more details!

The Choo Choo Swap Meet, Altrusa International's Fine Art Show, Sweet Adelines' Arts and Crafts Show, and Hot Rod Church are held in conjunction with the Fall Colors Car Show.

October 9 – 11 is time for the Lone Pine Film Festival – Come on up and see where a lot of your favorite old-time old time westerns were filmed. Click here for more details!

Ok, not really sure what to tell you about rain – some weather guessers are saying a 50% chance of rain on Thursday, others are calling for a sunny day – go figure. May be a bit breezy on Tuesday, with temps in the low-70s – on Wednesday no breezes and the temps drop to the upper 60s. Temps then look to drip in the mid to low-60s by the weekend. The lows look hover in the mid-30s for the week and thru the weekend, dropping to the low-30s on Sunday night. Might want to throw in your raingear just in case. You can check out the weather forecast according to Howard our local weather ‘guesser’ at Keeping the info below in the report, in case someone missed it . . .

Jarod from Parchers Resort & South Lake Boat Landing posted this item – thought it should be passed on:

- - - Important Announcement - - - CARS ARE BEING TOWED! - - -

The US Forest Service HAS CLOSED the South Lake Road near La Hupp picnic area (about a half mile above Parchers) through October 30th to complete a badly needed resurfacing project at the Bishop Pass and South Lake parking lots. This means that all hiker parking for the Bishop Pass trail must be along South Lake Rd BELOW the Parchers Resort entrance for the remainder of the season. There is no overnight parking allowed at Parchers Resort itself or at Rainbow Pack Outfit. The USFS is putting up signage directing folks to access the trail through Parchers Resort / Rainbow Pack Outfit. This will add 1.4 miles to the Bishop Pass Trail but is unavoidable until the project is completed.

There will be limited DAY USE ONLY parking at La Hupp picnic area and a few smaller lots below that area where folks can park for accessing the stream or walking up to Weir Pond. Be advised that all access to Weir Pond this fall will be walk-in only.

Once again we had fisherman throwing away fish - One of our pet peeves is people catching fish, wanting to have their picture taken for the webpage and then trying to give their fish away. If you don’t plan on eating the fish you caught, please plan ahead – bring a camera to record your catches on the Lake, use good catch and release techniques by using barbless hooks (or just crimp down the barbs with pliers), avoid extensive handling, wet your hands, net and other materials that may come into contact with the fish, NEVER TOUCH THE GILLS, keep the fish fully submerged and upright, allowing it to swim away under its own power. If it’s bleeding, you’re having fish for dinner!

Remember to keep your sunscreen and any other Foo-Foo juices off your hands – fish don’t like the taste or smell.

If you’re coming to the Lake, don’t forget sunscreen and dark glasses –that sun is pretty bright against the blue sky and the glare off the water. Also, if you’re prone to allergies, don’t forget your meds! AND DON’T FORGET A JACKET and a PONCHO!

If your hiking with a dog, watch their paws – many ‘city’ dogs are not quite prepared for a long hike on the trail. Still seeing a number of hikers carrying their furry friends down from the backcountry this weekend.

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.

All campgrounds are open in the Bishop Creek Canyon. Bishop Creek Lodge, Creekside RV Park, Cardinal Village Resort and Parchers Resort are all open.

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