Fly Fish’N Conditions for the Eastern Sierras as of October 22nd 2012

Tom Loe

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We got snow! The first significant winter storm has blanketed the Sierra with a solid coating of fresh snow. Combine this with the fall colors and you have a surreal landscape that you will not soon forget. I have found myself on several occasions in awe this week- pulling over on my way back from the Owens Valley and a drift boat trip to stop and look at the quaking aspens along the canyons that are visible from HWY. 395. Truly amazing scenery right now people, hope you get a chance to see it soon.

The fishing is mixed overall with some areas not doing so well due to low water & high water, while others are picking up nicely with excellent conditions. This heavy early snowfall will be a game changer in the short term, especially if we get an extended warm spell. I suggest you check with the NFS or your destination resort before venturing into the high country and elevations above 8000 feet. This was a potent storm, some roads & passes will be closing & many resorts are done for the 2012 season.

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