Limits of Fish Taken at Lake Sabrina over Labor Day

Lake Sabrina - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

by Rick, Patti, Juanita and Jerrod

Don't think we've ever seen so many people up at the Lake and so many fishing from the dam - good thing it was still plum full so it made it a bit easier to reel in those limits. And limits there were thanks to the Department of Fish and Game - unfortunately (or maybe fortunately for you all at the Lake this weekend) the DFG fish stocking truck had a bit of a problem in the Lake Sabrina parking lot - with the fish in the truck a bit longer than normal, DFG driver Dave made the decision to dump the rest of his load at the Lake 2,400 pounds of fish - then with some of the fish a bit stressed, Dave waded chest-high into the chilly waters of Lake Sabrina to revive many of the jittery fish - and those fish had reason to be jittery as Bob and Wendy Hildelrand of Pasadena took limits home both days using NightCrawlers. And the Comins Family of West Hills also took home limits both days using the threaded NightCrawler method - Good Job - Marla, Alan and Brandon .

Pretty much the same is working at the Lake - if you had a clue, just a small clue about trout fishing and didn't have any foo-foo stuff on your hands like sunscreen, you should have been able to catch a fish. So I'm leaving in what was working last week - Quite a number of limits from the Inlet using Salmon Eggs on a slow retrieve ~ NightCrawlers or PowerBait are working, too. Trolling flashers and a NightCrawler or just a NightCrawler or trolling a WoolyBugger close to shore. Drifting using the same as you have been ~ NightCrawlers or PowerBaits.

With all the fish being caught and then cleaned at the fish table, we had a small bear come in for some easy pickins - it knocked over the bucket and had himself a picnic - luckily, Bryan had emptied the can in the early evening.

Chuck Kilpatrick of the Bishop Chamber of Commerce brought of the new California High School State Rodeo Queen Katelin New along with her mom, Debbie New up to the Lake Sunday. She was here promoting the finals that will once again be held in Bishop in June of 2012. These are the politest, nicest, and most hardworking kids you'll ever meet and we get them for a week in Bishop - truly a wonderful experience meeting them.

All the campgrounds in the Bishop Creek Canyon are still open. The only campground to take reservations is Four Jeffery ( and enter Four Jeffrey) all others are first come first serve. There is a full hook-up campground also on the South Lake road, Creekside RV Park. Remember to take it easy on all the mountain roads, the deer are out in the mornings and evenings and there's lots of hikers out there - can't stress this enough!

The weather at the Lake this Labor Day weekend can only be described as - !!!! - not sure I can find the words - it was a picture perfect weekend. May have a few thunderbooms next weekend, so bring your ponchos just in case - Temps are expected to be in the low 70's during the week for the highs and the low 40's for the lows. The weekend looks like it will be a bit cooler with highs in the low 60's and lows still in the low 40's. You can check and enter ASPENDELL, CA on the site and it will give you a fairly good hint at the weather or check in with Howard at REMEMBER THAT JACKET - IT TENDS TO BE BETWEEN 25 AND 30 DEGREES COOLER AT THE LAKE.

Less and less skeeters can be found around the Lake - WOOOO-HOOOO - but there are still some pockets - just remember when applying bug juice, sunscreen, SANITIZER or any other FU-FU juice, WASH YOUR HANDS! The juice you apply will taint your tackle and bait. You know it tastes yucky, the fish think it tastes yucky, too, although have you ever tasted PowerBait or Worms - to each their own.

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