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Trout opener could be marred by snow and wind

April 24, 2009 | 10:44 am


Pete Thomas just checked in from Crowley Lake. He is up there to cover Saturday's Eastern Sierra trout-fishing opening day and says it could be an old-fashioned opener: cold, snowy and blustery.

A few observations made at 10 a.m. Friday:

-- Crowley Lake: strong winds out of the southwest. Winds expected to die down overnight but build again Saturday afternoon. Could be nasty for boaters.

-- Convict Lake: Same strong winds and some horizontal snow.

-- Mammoth Lakes: Snowing hard and breezy

-- June Lake Loop: Snowing hard and windy

-- Bridgeport area: no report

As anyone who has been in the region during the spring can attest, the weather can be very unpredictable. So be prepared for anything.

(To view Pete's story on Manzanar internees who sneaked out of the camp to fish during the World War II-era, click here. The story appeared in today's Los Angeles Times).

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: The moon sets behind the Sierra Nevada range as anglers prepare their boats at Crowley Lake marina for the trout season opener last year. Credit: Brian VanderBrug/Los Angeles Times