Mono County Supervisors send letter to CDFW requesting delay in Trout Opening

At last Wednesday’s special meeting of the Mono County Board of Supervisors, they voted to ask the State of California – Natural Resources Agency Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) for consideration to delay the date of the Regular Fishing Season out of consideration for Governor Gavin Newsom’s Stay at Home Executive Order and public safety.

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8 Responses to Mono County Supervisors send letter to CDFW requesting delay in Trout Opening

  1. David Dennison April 12, 2020 at 12:28 pm #

    erik simpson.
    .And then,after the tavern parties and drinking, groups getting and staying together,finding spots to camp overnight east of Tom’s Place outside of their little town,hoping someone doesn’t come along telling them to leave. .
    Even if they do,just going to another spot they’re not supposed to be.
    But then again,maybe try to do what some of them were saying on another post and site,going to these campground hosts,cabins and motels thinking if they flash enough cash.they’ll open and let them in with open arms for as long as they want.
    That’s the logic MANY of them have.

  2. Martin Jackson April 11, 2020 at 4:31 pm #

    Fishing is already a socially distant activity.

    • erik simpson April 11, 2020 at 7:01 pm #

      Fishing itself may be distant, but gathering that afternoon at Tom’s Place for beer and lies isn’t.

  3. JSPOG April 11, 2020 at 10:51 am #

    I have been fishing the opener for over 30 years. I have never been within 6 feet of someone while fishing. I would think there would be less crowds and everything I am seeing is showing that CA is keeping their Social Distancing quite well.

    Opening the season allows those that may need fisheries to eat or to have a reasonable way to eat. We have just over 10,000 COVID-19 cases in the state of CA and just over 40 million in population. Outdoors and at a distance should not have an affect.

  4. interested party April 9, 2020 at 9:52 am #

    I think it is probably safe to let the data inform when it opens. Does anyone know if Inyo County seconded this request? It was on the agenda last week.

  5. Bob April 7, 2020 at 11:29 am #

    It should probably remain closed all season. There’s going to be COVAD19 floating around out there for awhile. I sure don’t want to increase my chances of getting it by having 20,000 people from Southern California up here.

  6. David Dennison April 5, 2020 at 10:22 pm #

    I’m a life-long fisherman,and looking forward to the Eastern Sierra Trout opener,I usually wait until week # 2 or 3 or mid May before heading north and trying my luck.
    But this requested delay only makes since,especially to those that go fishing on opening day or week-end.
    The crowds of SoCal visitors resemble small cities along the banks of popular lakes like Convict,Crowley,Rock Creek,June Lake,Twin Lakes,both in Mammoth and Bridgeport.
    The lakes are probably large enough for “social distancing”,but whoever goes fishing,especially opening weekend, knows,if someone gets a bite or two,or lands a large Trout,their ” lucky spot” quickly turns into “everyone’s spot”.
    This year,along with the crowded lakes,where would the tourists stay?.The motels are closed,along with the campgrounds,and unless I’m mistaken,so are the short-term rental properties.
    Where would they eat,with restaurants being closed ?
    The last thing we need up here now is 20,000 + people showing up to this area with no legal place to stay or park.
    I’m sure some will claim their “rights and freedoms” are being taken away..,”their land”….but..
    IMO,they and we can wait. Only makes sense.Don’t you think ?


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