SKY'S THE LIMIT ON TROUT : WEATHER PERFECT FOR OPENING DAY.
Byline: Brett Pauly Daily News Staff Writer
It was T-shirts, sunburns and limits of fish for many Saturday during the Eastern Sierra trout season opener - a stark contrast to the frigid frig·id
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Mammoth Lakes Aiport reported a high temperature of 68 degrees, no clouds and light winds. Department of Fish and Game biologists stationed at Crowley Lake Crowley Lake is a reservoir on the upper Owens River in southern Mono County, California in the United States. It was created in 1941 by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) as storage for the Los Angeles Aqueduct and for flood control. , the granddaddy of opening-day venues, estimated that anglers averaged close to four fish caught on the day, the most since the 4.5 average approximated for the 1992 opener. The legal catch limit is five.
``It's one of the better years. We're very satisfied with the results,'' said Bob McKee of Santa Clarita Santa Clarita, city (1990 pop. 110,642), Los Angeles co., S Calif., suburb 30 mi (48 km) NW of downtown Los Angeles, on the Santa Clara River; inc. 1987. Situated in the Santa Clara valley and nearby canyons, Santa Clarita includes the former towns of Canyon Country, , who limited out with his father-in-law, Jim Reed of Newhall, by 11:45 a.m. after motoring their boat into Crowley at 5:30 a.m.
``The weather is good. The food is good. The fishing is good. The gas is too expensive,'' said McKee, who was enjoying his ninth consecutive opener. ``Last year was such a drag; this is terrific.''
High winds and icy waters plagued last year's opener. An 11-year-old angler was rescued from among 4-foot swells in partially frozen June Lake June Lake is a subalpine lake in Mono County, California, located at at an elevation of 7,612 ft (2320 m). The lake is popular for fishing. , and 62-mph gusts at Convict Lake Convict Lake (elevation 7,850 feet (2393 m)), is a lake in the Sherwin Range of the Sierra Nevada in California, USA. It is known for its fishing and the dramatic mountains (including Mount Morrison) that surround the lake. kept boaters at bay until late afternoon.
Even a slight breeze would have been well appreciated by anglers on glassy Convict.
``We need a little wind. Without a ripple the fish can see you, they can see the line,'' said dock manager Dennis Cammack. ``But not enough is better than too much.
``At least you can go out, get a tan, drink beer, relax and do what you're supposed to.''
The scales at Convict Lake Resort were swinging in the morning before the bite shut down midday.
Paul Moncourtois of Moorpark landed a 6.68-pound rainbow on a Thomas Buoyant lure. Carl Moorhouse of Long Beach, partaking in his 50th opener, used orange Power Bait in the lake's outlet to haul in rainbows of 2.46, 3.6 and 4.96 pounds in the first hour after fishing began at 5:03 a.m.
Meanwhile, at other major lakes, a 7.5-pound German brown trout brown trout
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Steve Cote of Tahoma, Calif., landed a 7.3-pound cutthroat trout cutthroat trout
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Fish were hitting trolled lures on the surface and bait off the bottom at Crowley, while rainbows - and a fair number of browns - took to deeply trolled lures. The wind picked up in the afternoon at both lakes but was of no real consequence.
``It was a perfect day for fishing,'' said Gary Maedo of June Lake, who opted to toss his green Power Bait into Crowley and was rewarded with a stunning 3-pound rainbow. ``I like Crowley better. They get bigger fish.''
Hundreds of trout-crazed anglers descended on Crowley when the pre-dawn flare signaled the season's start. The DFG DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Council)
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DFG Dog Faced Gremlin counted by airplane more than 500 boats on the lake by 9 a.m.
The department estimates that some 80 percent of opening-day anglers are from the Southland south·land or South·land
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The sun proved to be the day's real champion.
``I think the weather had the operative hand in making this work,'' said DFG associate fishery biologist Curtis Milliron.
Apart from a handful of hooks lodged in fingers, Sheriff's Departments of Inyo and Mono counties reported no boating accidents or injuries. The DFG issued few citations; traditionally the department has recorded a 96 percent compliance rate on opening day.
PHOTO (1--color) Below the mountains of Eastern Sierra,shoreline anglers and float-tube fishermen work Convict Lake.
(2) Boats leave the marina and shoreline anglers reel in fish at sunrise as trout season opener gets off to an early start on Crowley Lake.
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