Lake Sabrina Fish Report

Lake Sabrina - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff

With the cooler temps last week, the amount of water from the snow run-off shut down dramatically, so much so that the Lake level dropped a few inches causing those that got a bit too close to the Lake to break out their shovels. The good news is that we had a few warm days and the Lake gained back what it lost and a bit more. We just need a few more feet to get our boats up front thru the channels. There were a couple of kayaks that bobbed and weaved their way thru the channels to get back Natural Lake and limited out!

Catching at both ends of the Lake was good this week - limits were seen coming up from the dam and from those that took the hike to the DingleBerry Inlet. Lures (Red & Gold Thomas Buoyant), NightCrawlers, and PowerBait were once again on the menu. Tim Carlson of Goodyear, Arizona, had what it took to haul in a 3-1/4 pound Rainbow on Thomas Buoyant! Thanks again to DFG for the stocking on Tuesday!

Don't forget it's our MULE DAYS CELEBRATION this Memorial Day Weekend - here's their website where you can find all the information you ever wanted to know about Mule Days. Every year during the Memorial Day Weekend, more than 700 mules compete in 181 events at the Bishop Mule Days Celebration. There is no way to actually describe Mule Days. It is part mule show, part test of skills, and part Wild West show. Situated on the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop, California, Mule Days has become an international world class event. Crowds have grown from 200 to more than 30,000 fans! Highlights of the Celebration include the Thursday night concert, featuring Country Music stars, the longest running non-motorized parade on Saturday morning, Steer roping and penning, an event normally reserved for quarter horses, and the Packer's Scramble - the wildest, noisiest and funniest event of the weekend. There are also barbecues, country dances and an arts & crafts show. All taking place at the foot of the beautiful Eastern Sierra.

More important is the remembrance of our Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars will have a Chicken Fried Steak Breakfast with all the trimmings for $9.00 on Sunday, May 24th from 8:00am to 11:00am at 484 Short St. in Bishop - all are welcomed. The flags you see in the cemeteries and along Main St are placed by the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Thank you to all our Armed Forces for your service!

The Eagles are still hanging around so keep your eyes open. No sign of bears up here yet - but please keep your food and trash picked-up. Speaking of trash - we are not your mothers - please pick-up after yourselves when you're out and about.

We're putting in a few more boats on the back Natural Lake for rent - you'll either need to drive (with a high clearance 4-wheel drive short base vehicle) or walk. If you walk, we can take your tackle back to the boats for you. (Liability issues prevent us from taking you!)

And once again, we have snow showers in the forecast - Monday evening thru Wednesday up at this altitude - temps are to drop down to the mid-40's for highs and mid-20's for lows. Thursday, it's a chance of thunderboomers and sprinkles, then Friday thru Memorial Weekend temp are on the rise - up to the upper-50's for highs and low-30s for lows. I've said it before and I'll say it again - you've got to Mother Nature in the Spring. You can also check out - enter Aspendell, CA (which is the little community right below Lake Sabrina) in the search field and you'll get the forecast for the higher elevation or take a look at Howard Sheckter, our local weather 'guesser' report at

If you're coming to the Lake, don't forget sunscreen and dark glasses - the glare off the water and the bit of snow we have left is tough on the eyes. And if you have allergies - PACK YOU MEDS - it's tough breathing out there for some - what with runny noses, stuffed noses & watery eyes - believe me I know!

Lake Sabrina Boat Landing will serve Breakfast from 7:00am to 11:00am and Lunch until 4:00pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. And, yes, there will be homemade pie and ice cream on the weekends. Our store hours are as follows:

Sunday    ----------- 7:00 to 5:00pm - Café Opened

Monday    ----------- 8:00 to 5:00pm

Tuesday   ----------- 8:00 to 5:00pm     

Wednesday ----------- 8:00 to 5:00pm

Thursday  ----------- 8:00 to 5:00pm

Friday    ----------- 8:00 to 5:00pm - Café Opened

Saturday  ----------- 7:00 to 5:00pm - Café Opened

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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