Despite the wet weather some nice fish were taken from Lake Sabrina this week

Lake Sabrina - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

by Rick, Patti, Juanita and Jerrod

Nice cool breezes, a bit of rain, hail, lightning and thunder-booms were experienced by the many anglers at the Lake over the week. Those cool breezes were needed over the first of the week as it was darn warm up here when the clouds weren't around. We had almost a half an inch of rain in less than a half hour last night - sure love watching the lightning!

Not sure how you could improve the fun of just fishing on Lake Sabrina except maybe by improving the catch which happened this week - fishing the inlets was best using NightCrawlers, PowerBait or jigs. Need to go a bit deeper (as it's a smidgen warmer) for the bite on trolling, it's a bit better if you can get down a bit - you can do this by using leadcore line at 5-6 colors with flashers and a NightCrawler or NeedleFish (pick these up in town). Drifting with a NightCrawler or PowerBait. Shore fishing with PowerBait, NightCrawlers or a fly and a bubble in the small coves was what was working. If you're not sure what to do or how to do it or where to do it - come into the building and ask! Once again, DFG stocked the Lake on Thursday with another load of Rainbows - thanks!

Bob Phillips of Arcadia knew what was working and where it was working - he landed a beaut of a bow - a 3-1/4 pound Rainbow with a NightCrawler back at the DingleBerry Inlet - he was helped along by Bill Larew & Gary Long, pictured above - way to go guys! Rob & Robbie Hays, Photo #1 of Temecula also scored big at the DingleBerry Inlet with a 7-pound stringer - this was there second stringer, the first stringer was so heavy it broke, they had to catch another stringer - I see fish tacos in their future. Daniel Fernandez, Photo #2 of Carson caught a 3 pound Alper on a Shaun's Smokin' Jig (I think you can pick those up in town, too.). Wooo - Hooo!

Well this is the 6th week of working on the bridge and this week there was LOTS of progress. Just to recap - the first week - they had roped off the North Lake Hiker parking area at the North Lake road last week - the second week a storage container and forklift were delivered to the roped off area. Now for the 3rd week - we couldn't figure out what was done on the bridge last week. The 4th week progress report - nothing has progressed as far as we can tell. So now for the 5th week - Rick talked with the project manager and apparently they needed a few more permits, but we hear there'll be physical progress this coming week! So the progress for the 6th week is - we now have not one but two stoplights on the Lake Sabrina Road - and we do ask that you obey the lights - or you may be backing up on the narrow road - with the installation of lots of K-rails on the road to protect the bridge crew. They also placed huge concrete blocks down in the creek bed. So progress! We are assured the road will remain open during the season, so do not fret, you will be able to get to the Lake.

KEEPING THIS IN - Believe it or not, most of the skeeters are gone - woo-hoo-but remember if you do use some skeeter juice or SANITIZER you need to really wash your hands before fishing - then rub some Salmon Egg juice, worm dirt or Anglers Bros Trout attractant (got it in stock at the Lake) to take that smell off. Remember your polarized dark glasses and sunscreen - we saw a few anglers that looked a bit like cooked lobster last year.

Temperatures are on the rise in the high country (I'm sure they'll be on the rise in the flatlands, too) highs expected to be in the mid to upper 70's with lows in the upper 40's to lower 50's and a chance of thunder-booms again starting Tuesday. DON'T FORGET TO PACK A JACKET WHEN YOU COME TO THE LAKE and if there's a chance of thunderbooms - DON'T FORGET YOUR PONCHOS. You can and enter ASPENDELL, CA on the site and it will give you a fairly good hint at the weather or check in with Howard

And, of course, we'll have HOMEMADE pie and ice cream (until it's gone), sodas, beer, wine, coffee, tea and hot cocoa!

Looking forward to seeing you all in the very near future.

Juanita, Rick, Patti, Bryan, Len, Ginny & Thomas

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