Lake Sabrina Weekly Report

Lake Sabrina - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Lake Sabrina

by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff

Fishing season opens April 24th, 2021

Spring Hours:

Friday thru Sunday

7:00am to 6:00pm

Monday thru Thursday

8:00am to 6:00pm

We’re looking for a cook/dock worker – if you’d like to come spend the summer at Lake Sabrina, stop on by or give us a call.

Going to be the typical Fishmas Opener weather-wise except you won’t be out on the ice ice-fishing, you’ll be huntin’ for open water – chance of rain, snow, thunderboomers and breezes turning into wind. Howard, our local weather guesser, is calling for a chance of a foot – foot and a half of snow over Mammoth Mountain. We do hope a bit of that gets down this way as we can use all the moisture we can get.

Looks like we will have some open water across from the Cafe that would be accessible from the Lake Sabrina Basin trail and scampering down the bank. There is also a bit of open water off what is normally the Island and the BIG NEWS is that it looks like the back is almost wide open, thus DingleBerry Inlet would be wide open – there is still a good chunk of ice on the back if we get a good wind, that chunk could shift and block that inlet. JUST DON’T WALK OUT ON THE ICE.

BitterBrush and Four Jeffrey Campgrounds are currently open. Big Trees campground opens Friday. Just an FYI – the bears are waking up and there’s a BIG one roaming thru Aspendell knocking over the big green trash bins and prying the lids open – please store your food properly and DON’T feed the bears or the deer.

For those that would like to do a bit of hiking – we understand the Sabrina Basin Trail leading up towards Blue Lake becomes very very snowy and icy after the George Creek crossing. Please be careful out there and leave an itinerary of where you’re heading, what you’re wearing and about what time you intend on returning to your ride in your ride.

Mono County Tourism sent out a bit of a reminder regarding Mountain Manners – the lands were pretty well trashed last year, please, please pick up after yourselves. Sure, would appreciate the help!

It's time we had a talk about your manners.... Mountain Manners that is!

Like all parents, Mother Nature Loves good manners! Everyone knows the Golden Rule "Take only photos; leave only footprints" but here are a few other Mountain Manners etiquette tips to help protect the Eastern Sierra:

MANNER #1: Follow the Beaten Path
Straying from designated paths can cause harmful erosion, and damage fragile plants, so we ask you to take the road most traveled. (with apologies to Robert Frost).

MANNER #2: Scoop the Poop
Your #2 is becoming our #1 issue. If it's your pet's, please bag it and take it out to a trash can! If it's your own, bury it in a cat-hole at least 6-8 inches deep or better yet, pack it out.

MANNER #3: Gather up Garbage
Even if it's not yours, please pack out litter! Nothing makes Mother Nature happier. Remember, food scraps are litter, too. Even if food is considered "biodegradable," no one wants to see your orange peels lying around - and human food is unhealthy for wildlife.

MANNER #4: Don't Feed The Bears
Or deer, birds, chipmunks, etc. Please keep yourself - and your food - out of the reach of wildlife. Store all food in bear boxes or bear-proof containers, NOT in your vehicle.

MANNER #5: Remove Fishing Line and Hooks
Fishing hooks and tangled line are dangerous to wild animals, birds, fish, pets and kids. Please remove this litter from water and shoreline and pack it out.

MANNER #6: Keep Invasive Species Out
Take all steps to keep invasive species from spreading and destroying out lakes, streams, rivers and meadows.

MANNER #7: Don't Pick The Flowers!
It's no easy task to blossom and survive in challenging alpine conditions - wildflowers work hard to grow! Please don't disturb or remove plants, rocks or artifacts. Their home is right where you found them. Always stay on trail and never destroy or walk on vegetation.

MANNER #8: Social Media Do's and Don'ts
Keep wild places wild and don't geo-tag your Instagram Photo! Special places can be destroyed by Insta-fame. Remember that people may want to get the same photo as you - be sure your pics are taken from a safe place and do not show a dangerous activity or one that could disturb wildlife or fragile landscapes. Selfie accidents are a thing - watch your footing!

Thank you for your stewardship of the Eastern Sierra! More info at: Mono County

We’ve had snow every other day since we’ve moved up to get things going. Sounds like there’s a bit more precipitation to come especially late Saturday evening and into Monday - and don’t forget the breezes that will turn to winds – they start on Saturday morning, so pack your woolies!

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Sunny, with a high near 49. Light and variable wind becoming west 9 to 14 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Tonight
A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 8pm, then a slight chance of snow showers between 8pm and 9pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 29. West southwest wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunny, with a high near 55. West southwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming north northwest in the morning.

Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. West southwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. West southwest wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Snow showers. High near 39. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Sunday Night
Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.

Snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.

Monday Night
A chance of snow showers, mainly before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.

A slight chance of snow showers. Sunny, with a high near 44.

Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 26.

Sunny, with a high near 53.

You can check the Fishmas forecast at (enter Aspendell, CA and scroll on down.

Received a FORECAST from Edison regarding their BEST GUESS on the Lake water levels for Lake Sabrina (paraphrased)

It looks like the water level will be fairly stable from mid to late June through the beginning of August. Edison plans on draining Intake 2 starting the beginning of August to complete the work on the spillway. Edison will pull a bit more water from South Lake and less water from Lake Sabrina to reduce the amount of water thru Intake 2 and meet water flows in the Valley.

Please understand - this is NOT set in stone. Mother Nature and Life happens!

Juanita, Rick, Patti, Dwayne, Bob, Matt and Len

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