Fishing has been very good at Lake Sabrina

Lake Sabrina - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)


by Rick, Patti, Juanita and Jerrod
10-1-2012
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PICK UP YOUR FISHING LICENSE BEFORE COMING TO THE LAKE

WATCH OUT FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS - THEY MAY BE LURKING AROUND THE NEXT CORNER ON THE ROAD!

Well, the leaves surrounding Lake Sabrina reached their peak and are starting to drop and we still haven't seen the 30's yet. Some awesome Fall weather we are having! Next weekend will be the last weekend for the Café (the Café is closed Monday thru Thursday) - playing by sight for boats - once the front channel has rocks showing - that will be it for the 2012 Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Season.

Catching was good this week for most fishermen - it should be with the amount of fish the Department of Fish and Game have been putting in weekly - thanks DFG! Fishing out a bit from the Inlets with NightCrawlers or Lures (like the Red and Gold Thomas Buoyant). Trolling the shoreline or around the rock piles (and there are plenty of those showing!). Drifting thru the channels using NightCrawlers or PowerBait and you can also use the same if you're sitting on shore.

We've gone to our Fall hours - the café will be closed Monday thru Thursday - we'll have soda, coffee, hot cocoa, beer, chips, candy, and homemade pie and ice cream. The café will be opened Friday, Saturday and Sunday next weekend - then that will be that

Café Hours
FALL HOURS

Friday
Breakfast
8:00am to 11:00am

Lunch
11:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday
Breakfast
7:00am to 11:00am

Lunch
11:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday
Breakfast
7:00am to 11:00am

Lunch
11:00am to 4:00pm
The Café will be closed Monday thru Thursday starting Monday, September 24, 2012
We'll still have cold drink, hot drinks, candy, chips & homemade pie & ice cream!

Store Hours
FALL HOURS
Sunday
7:00am to 6:00am

Monday - Friday
8:00am to 6:00am

Saturday
7:00am to 7:00am

Well this is the 14th week of working on the bridge and, boy, are they gettin' it done! 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. During the 8th week, they moved masses amounts of earth and rock and I mean masses. They've slowed the water coming out of the Lake as they're working down in the creek bed by the bridge, so the Lake has actually come up a bit - not much, but we'll take anything we can get. The 9th week, lots more dirt and rocks have been moved out of the way - they got lucky and hit a natural fracture in the rocks - that will be the new side of the road. Hopefully, next week we'll have a picture of what the cement work will look like around the bridge. And the 10th week, boy, have they moved tons of rock and dirt or what - they worked from morning to evening this week - and progress was made as you can see in the picture - didn't get a chance to get the picture of what the cement work will look like - but keep the faith - we'll get it for you. And now to the 11th week, still didn't get the picture of the cement mold, but don't lose hope. They've moved tons of more rocks and dirt and have a bit more of the new road showing. So now it's week 12 of the bridge replacement - they poured the abutment on the south side and their getting ready to drill the pilling on the north side. We'll keep posting pictures each week to let you know what's happening. Didn't get down to take the 13th week picture, but we'll get week 14 for you all! So we have learned that the holes for the 18 foot pilings have become 29 feet down and they may need to go a bit deeper to hit bedrock and the completion date has been moved to June or July of 2013. THE CYCLE ON THE RED LIGHT TAKES ABOUT 2 - 3 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 - Remember if you do use some sunscreen, skeeter juice, Foo-foo juice or SANITIZER you need to really wash your hands before fishing - then rub some Salmon Egg juice, worm dirt 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!

September is the month of change - Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-70's for highs and mid-40's at the beginning of the week and it finally sounds like the temps will be dropping a tad toward the end of the week - mid 60's for the highs - and the high-30s for the lows. DON'T FORGET TO PACK A JACKET WHEN YOU COME TO THE LAKE. Please checkwww.weather.gov 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 www.MammothWeather.com.

Heard the Campground are still opened and will be that way again next week and weekend!

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

Just wanted to say Thanks to Thomas - what a GREAT employee he was - his last day was last weekend and boy did we miss him this weekend! Good Luck to you, Thomas!

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


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