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Things To Do In Bishop CA In January AKA Juneuary

Things To Do In Bishop CA In January AKA Juneuary

The best things to do in Bishop CA in January translates to ALL season fun. Or as we like to call it, “Juneuary” is your chance to have your cake and eat it too in a mountain getaway. Be it snow-free or an all-weather variety vacation, Bishop’s big backyard is THE place to visit in winter.

Bishop Weekly Fly Fishing Report

Bishop Weekly Fly Fishing Report

Updated 01-14-2022 The wild trout section of the lower Owens River is offering consistent mid-day fly fishing with nymphs for wild brown trout. Fly fishers can expect to hook up using mayfly nymphs and midges. Euro nymphing and fishing under an indicator is the most productive way to fish the lower Owens River. There are a few fish rising in the middle of the day if you are in the right spot to emerging midges.

Even Easier To Get Into Bishop’s Big Backyard – New Winter Air Service

Even Easier To Get Into Bishop’s Big Backyard – New Winter Air Service

Instead of sitting in the car for hours upon hours, you’ll now have the opportunity to fly into Bishop Airport, also known as the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport via Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Denver. Each of these routes will operate daily through winter giving you access to world class climbing, skiing, and even golf at the Bishop Country Club and fishing on the Owens River.

Activities During Inyo National Forest Closure

Activities During Inyo National Forest Closure

The following represents options to give guests when the Inyo National Forest is closed to visitor use.   The list below describes alternative outdoor opportunities which and indoor use when the wind shifts and is too smoky to be outdoors due to wildfire activity.  In...
Pick Your Path

Pick Your Path

With so much to discover in the lower 48, we rarely go back time after time to the same destination. But when an area has as much to discover as Bishop, California, it’s easy to book a return trip. This small town with a regional population of 10,000 is nestled in between the Sierra Nevada and White Mountains on the eastern side of the Golden State. Not to be confused with a road-side pitstop on the way to Yosemite National Park, Bishop is a year-round outdoor mecca that knows how to keep its locals and tourists busy.

Hidden Stories of the Eastern Sierra

Hidden Stories of the Eastern Sierra

Guests who have grown to love Bishop often desire to take a deep dive into the diversity of the Eastern Sierra’s treasures. The compilation below consolidates the area’s richness in one easy to find location. Nothing like this exists either in the digital domain or in print. It is a unique, one of a kind, compendium that will keep you entertained for many days. The following assemblage provides digital links to stories about the Eastern Sierra via videos, slide shows, cinematic films, podcasts, and documents immersing you into the area’s natural history on a grand scale.

Bishop Spring Fishing Report

Bishop Spring Fishing Report

Wind has been relentless this last week. Mornings have been fishable before the winds pick up in the afternoon. So far this has been a very windy spring. Insects are hatching and fishing has been good when you can get a cast and a drag free drift. Lower Owens River...
Bloodmoon: A Full Lunar Eclipse

Bloodmoon: A Full Lunar Eclipse

Immerse yourself in this celestial experience. Observers throughout most of the country will get a partial eclipse, where Earth’s shadow slowly darkens the moon’s surface in the early morning hours on May 26.

Blake Jones Raffle Winners

Blake Jones Raffle Winners

Winners Announced for 2020 Blake Jones Trout Derby – Bishop Chamber Thankful for Community Support! The 52nd annual Blake Jones Trout Derby is “in the books” and considering the challenging circumstances presented by Coronavirus, organizers have deemed it a success! In order to reduce risk to derby attendees, staff and volunteers, the Chamber cancelled the weigh-in and prize party and put all entries into one big raffle. “The fish had been stocked and prizes had been gathered,” explains Chamber Event Coordinator April Leeson. “We knew people wanted to fish and they love a chance to win prizes. We’re grateful we were able to modify this year’s event at the last minute.” 339 people entered this year’s contest.

Fish Stocking by the Bucket

Fish Stocking by the Bucket

A 2007 survey by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife counted 12,000 fish per mile in Hot Creek — one of the highest densities of wild trout in California. A follow-up in 2016 indicated the number had plummeted by a staggering 92 percent. Read more about the efforts to save this terrific fishery.

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