(Update) It’s Official! Mono County Fish Opening tomorrow, May 23! Inyo County?

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15 Responses to (Update) It’s Official! Mono County Fish Opening tomorrow, May 23! Inyo County?

  1. Sasha May 23, 2020 at 6:07 pm #

    We haven’t made plans to come up yet, we usually spend a fair bit of money with our extended family as we come up two or three times a year.
    I’m worried about tire slashing and the hostile remarks that I keep reading about on message boards.
    Are these “locals” going to be ok with visitors again?

    After too many encounters with uncontrolled snowboarders and high prices we no longer ski at Mammoth but go to Park City instead. I would hate to also give up Spring, summer and fall visits to the Eastern Sierra.

    • Charles James May 23, 2020 at 6:32 pm #

      Sasha, thanks for voicing your concerns.
      The tire slashing was an isolated incident and there was no direct link to anti-visitor sentiment. Every year some idiot, whether its at Whitney Portal Road or just along a random street in one of our communities or in this last incident, down at the river, slashes tires or decides to break windows or car mirrors for, well, god-only-knows why. Usually it’s attributed to some juvenile behavior or to some drunken or drugged idiot or a local nutcase…yes, we do have those here as well, just probably not in the numbers you might find in an urban area.
      Do people make angry or overly aggressive remarks on social media? Of course they do. Most feel protected from irresponsible remarks by hiding behind the anonymity of a pseudonym and some people are just jerks and don’t care. And no, Sierra Wave is not against the use of pseudonyms, especially in the small communities in which we live. They can be useful…and, unfortunately, they can be harmful and deliberately hurtful. There’s that popular saying about a particular part of human anatomy “that everyone has one.” Well, guess what?! We have one (or more of them) up here too.
      We are known for looking out for each other up here…and we also do the same for our guests and visitors. DO NOT HESITATE TO COME HERE. No one here has the right to tell you that you cannot; these are public lands. And although some here are concerned about the coronavirus, so do others across the country. There are ways to limit exposure besides isolation and extreme physical distances. We’re all learning to deal and live with this across the country. In the end, it’s YOUR decision, not theirs to make.
      This is not about constitutional rights or other such conspiratorial nonsense that being spouted out there; what this is really about is common decency in the way that we treat each other. Use the Golden Rule Standard: Treat others as you would have them treat you.

    • Stop non-essential travel May 24, 2020 at 8:58 pm #

      Hi Sasha, I think most of us locals are absolutely fine with visitors / tourists, it is unfortunately the “bad apples” that cause most of the grief and add fuel to the stereotype. I hope you and your family do come back to visit when the time is right, and that you all will agree to respectfully maintain distancing, masking, hygiene, etc. just as I think most of us here are continuing to do. Not all locals are hostile to the out-of-towners, just as we know that not all out-of-towners are selfish and disrespectful.

  2. Michael May 23, 2020 at 7:58 am #

    I am from LA, been going to Bishop for many years to get away from the litter, diapers left on beach, syringes, beer cans left behind.it is disturbing when I fish pleasant valley and other areas I constantly pick up empty jars of power bait and Styrofoam worm containers and cans of beer. I respect the locals and their concerns. So what I’m saying we are all not slobs, and I sure can’t wait to get back to fishing and hiking around the beautiful town of Bishop.

    • Charles O. Jones May 23, 2020 at 9:59 am #

      Thank you Michael.

    • Stop non-essential travel May 23, 2020 at 3:05 pm #

      Thank you Michael !

    • Tinner May 23, 2020 at 7:27 pm #

      Thanks, Michael.

  3. David Dennison May 22, 2020 at 6:21 pm #

    Charles O.Jones
    Not only anxious to get up here,but judging from other sites,pissed off at Inyo and Mono counties and people living here for not opening up on April 25th.
    And that will mean LOTS of trash left around and behind,especially when they find out campgrounds are closed and they have to walk to their destinations and fishing holes.
    And unless I’m mistaken,still the 2 Trout a day limit,4 or 5 in possession…yep,I’m sure they’ll stick to that.
    Maybe a Bear problem,meaning problems for the Bears….no Bear boxes, sure to be Bears showing up looking for an easy meal,getting close to a campsite or vehicle,and some drunken SoCal cowboy opening fire,claiming an attack.
    Dispersed camping,don’t even get me started.They won’t obey the fire danger rules,still getting the big bonfires blazing,campstoves pumped up and going,morning and evening time,going behind a tree to do their “business”,soon beer cans, toilet paper and poop blowing around dotting the wilderness…
    Not to mention,20,000 + people showing up from the highest COVID-19 positive case counties in California,and not showing the respect of masks or distancing while they’re here
    And then come Monday afternoon,packing up,and speeding home on highway 395.
    Yep,gonna be a fun summer for us locals…can’t wait.

  4. Tinner May 22, 2020 at 4:26 pm #

    STUPID STUPID STUPID, our local, state and federal government are NOT working together and ”we the people” will be the most negatively impacted.
    This makes ZERO sense, why have a fishing opener if we can’t provide campgrounds/lodging, bathrooms and garbage receptacles?
    The cynical side of me thinks our government leaders must be blessed with numbness; litter, toilet paper and human waste must not bother them. Maybe it’s their job security, maybe it makes them feel good about themselves to talk about it after the fact and promise to never let it happen again.
    I don’t know what else to think, it’s completely asinine.

  5. Mono Person May 22, 2020 at 4:22 pm #

    We will take care of it. Worry about your own county.

    • Tinner May 22, 2020 at 8:03 pm #

      Mono Person, thanks for volunteering, where can you be reached when I find litter and feces left by disrespectful idiots I’d like to tell you where it’s at?

      • Mono Person May 23, 2020 at 7:19 am #

        Way to put visitors all in one bag. I hike and run all over Mono County, I have never run into people poo. Maybe some litter now and then. I don’t now where you hang out….

    • Charles O. Jones May 23, 2020 at 9:56 am #

      Not sure who your your comment was directed at, but Mono is my county and has been for many years. That aside, the overwhelming majority of our county is public land that belongs to everyone, not just those few who happen live here. So we all have a stake in what happens here and we all need to “take care of it”.

      I’m glad people come to visit their public lands. Hopefully they leave with a desire to protect these places so future generations can also enjoy them. The majority of those visitors, (like Michael below) will treat these places with respect. However it only takes a few bad actors to leave noticeable impacts. Many of us have noticed these impacts even though you claim you have not. And the impacts will likely be exacerbated by the lack of amenities to meet the needs of those visiting.

      I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect better planning, preparation and coordination from our local, state and federal leaders, especially during times like these when it matters even more. We can and should do better.

  6. Charles O. Jones May 22, 2020 at 3:22 pm #

    Opening up to fishing without camping, lodging, restrooms, trash service, etc. is a mistake. There is a megalopolis full of fisherman just a few hours south of here who are very anxious to get going. Mono County has abruptly opened the doors, now how do they intend to accommodate the needs of these visitors? Not to mention the residents who will be left with the aftermath.

  7. David Dennison May 22, 2020 at 2:25 pm #

    Stupid call….now a Trout opener on a 3 day holiday weekend with most campgrounds closed,no toilets or restrooms,no place for the tourists to park and/or stay,except for dispersed camping….and then no campfires or camp stoves allowed in them..it’s gonna be the wild,wild west out there,with a whole lota trash left for others to clean up later.,and hopefully no wildfires to deal with.


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