While California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife haven’t set the new schedule in stone as yet, it has, tentatively, given “Fishmas,” the Eastern Sierra’s chambers of commerce business marketing plan, back to businesses in the Eastern Sierra.
It’s a little more complicated than that though. As reported to the Mono County Board of Supervisors last week by Jeff Simpson, economic development manager. Year-round trout fishing, with a 5/10 bag/possession limit, starts Monday, March 1 in the rest of the state. But, to accommodate the Fishmas tradition on the East Side, that holiday will be celebrated at the traditional waters April 24, the last Saturday in April through November 15, just like we’ve always done.
Those waterways include: Bridgeport Reservoir and tributaries and Convict Lake, Crowley Lake, George Lake, Grant Lake, Gull Lake, Horseshow Lake, June Lake, Lundy Lake, Mamie Lake, Mary Lake, Rock Creek Lake, Sabrina Lake, Silver Lake, South Lake, Twin Lakes in Mammoth, Twin Lakes in Bridgeport and upper and lower Virginia Lake.