The fsihing this week at Lake Sabrina was good, the weather was like last week without the hail

Lake Sabrina - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

by Rick, Patti, Juanita and Jerrod

I do believe this week was a re-run from last week - we had nice cool breezes, a bit of rain, lightning and thunder-booms which were experienced by the many anglers at the Lake over the week - yup, sounds pretty much like last week's report except this week, no hail. Clouds in the afternoon kept the Lake at a nice comfortable temperature.

Fishing this week was on the good side - again! Inlet fisherpeople might try using NightCrawlers, Garlic PowerBait or a bubble and a fly didn't bring home the gold, but many brought home dinner. Trolling with flasher and a NightCrawler or WoolyBugger or just dragging a worm. Leadcorers are going down about 6 colors and some were using NeedleFish (pick these up in town). Drifting with a NightCrawler and enjoying the quiet. If you're sitting on shore, try Salmon Eggs, Thomas Buoyants (Red/Gold) NightCrawlers or PowerBait. 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!

Kraig, Kyler & Akayla Orosco, Trey Fujii and Kory Mitsuuchi from San Fernando Valley spent the day on the Lake and came home with limits using NightCrawlers and PowerBait at the Inlet. Tino, Niko & Jacob Buccola, pictured of Monrovia caught their first fish this weekend. Lots of memories made at the Lake this weekend!

Then, there was the hard-core Goin Family from Chalfant (Bishop originally) - they weren't going to let a little rain, thunder or lightning stop the 50th birthday celebrations for Kyle Senior and the college going away party for Kyle Junior - they donned jackets and ponchos and had a wonderful (if not a bit wet) day on Lake Sabrina! Happy Birthday, Kyle SR and good luck Kyle JR!

We still have the Eagles on the Lake - from what we've heard - there are a pair and a juvenile. Quite spectacular to see them flying as a pair and then have one peel away to try for a fish.

Well this is the 7th 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. The 7th week brought more changes in the landscape around the bridge - there's a lot of the dirt & rock to the east of the bridge missing. We'll keep posting pictures each week to let you know what's happening. THE CYCLE ON THE RED LIGHT TAKES ABOUT 2 MINUTES - PLEASE BE PATIENT - DON'T WANT TO SEE YOU HAVING TO BACK UP ON THE ROAD. 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've seen a few anglers that looked a bit like cooked lobster. Also, wear something on your feet that will protect them from hooks, glass, etc - there's a lot of that stuff around!

Temperatures are expected to be in the mid 70's with lows in the upper 40's to lower 50's and a chance of scattered afternoon thunder-booms - it might rain here or not, it might rain in Aspendell or not, it might rain in Bishop or not. 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 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

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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