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Fishing for Trout in the Eastern Sierras

Started by Playin Hooky, September 18, 2023, 12:22:36 PM

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Playin Hooky

I took "Half Pint" (Sea Sprinter) to Convict Lake in the Eastern Sierras last week for an annual trip I make with some buddies.  The fishing was much better this year due to all of the snow runoff that filled most of the lakes in the Sierras. Launching anything bigger than a float tube is challenging, but the higher water made it possible for my 15' Sprinter. More impressive was the scenery.  Here are a few pictures.  The big Rainbows below were 6 lbs and 4.25 lbs.
2004 Arima 15' Sea Sprinter, 2004 Suzuki 70
1999 Chaparral Signature 27 (Sold and told the wife I'd never to buy another boat; Oops!)
1990 Trophy 2159 (long gone)


2003 19' Sea Ranger Skip Top 2015 Mercury 115 2012 Evinrude 9.8

1987 17' Sea Ranger 90 Honda (sold)


Beautiful fish and beautiful scenery to match.  Doesn't really get any better than that.   :clap:

Gotta love the versatility of the Arima 15-footers.
1981 Sea Hunter (Oldest Arima on the forum??)
'22 Merc 60hp, '21 Merc 9.9 Kicker
1996 Lund WC12 (A tin can that wants to be an Arima)


Beautiful!!!   Brings back memories of fishing for big Mac's in Tahoe and Donner.  And ya gotta love a fishery where your boat actually gets cleaner from being in water that you can basically drink! need to flush motors at the end of the day!! 
2001 Sea Legend 22 (Gone But Not Forgotten)
2017 Hewescraft Ocean Pro 220 ET-HT - Honda BF250 & Honda 9.9 Power Thrust
All Garmin Electronics


croaker stroker

Beautiful photos. Your boat is perfect for that lake. I'm surprised there are not more people there ? 
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
1985 - 15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"Ex Tridente Pax". 🇺🇸

Yachter Yat

   In line with what Meister said, these little boats definitely have some advantages. And Hunter's post reminds me of when we used to go up to Lake Sunapee, here in N.H.  I'd put the hook down in 3 feet of water, jump out for a swim and wind-up walking around the boat, "bathing it" in that beautiful class A water. Was so nice coming home and having nothing to do but back it in the garage. Fish?......No! I didn't want those things bothering me.  :jester:

What a shame, today's youth will never really get to know how watermelon is supposed to taste.    
16 SC/Honda 60  (sold)


Thanks for sharing.  Those pics of Convict lake bring back lots of memories of fishing there with my dad and uncle when I was a kid.  Backpacked in the surrounding valleys and it's wonderful country.  Glad to see it again.
1986 Sea Ranger 17 "Nancy Lyn"-Sold
2020 Yamaha F90
1995 Sea Ranger 19
2023 Tohatsu 140 (on the way)