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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David Dennison
David Dennison
2 years ago

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… Read more »

Martin Jackson
Martin Jackson
2 years ago

Fishing is already a socially distant activity.

erik simpson
erik simpson
2 years ago
Reply to  Martin Jackson

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

JSPOG
JSPOG
2 years ago

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… Read more »

interested party
interested party
2 years ago

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.

Charles James
2 years ago

ICBOS Letter sent dated April 7, 2020 recommending a postponement. Today’s meeting had to be cancelled and rescheduled for next week. The response overwhelmed the system!

https://inyococa.civicclerk.com/web/UserControls/DocPreview.aspx?p=1&aoid=2119

Bob
Bob
2 years ago

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.

David Dennison
David Dennison
2 years ago

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… Read more »