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Old 02-09-2008, 01:35 AM
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Default Re: Bridgeport Valley lakes?

sure, no problem. i must have missed your original post.

by the way, i mention mammoth since it's basically a hub of sorts. bridgeport may be less than an hour north. bridgeport reservoir can be seen from town. there's a nice tackle shop in bridgeport with a respectable flyfishing presence and the guy is very helpful though most fly types concentrate on the west walker and the tailwater below the reservoir. i haven't read the magazine article; i've stopped buying mags overall. but i'll have to check it out the next time i'm in borders.

if you're into moving water, like i said, there are TONS of options. don't forget going up tioga pass road from lee vining (even closer to bridgeport on 395). theres lee vining creek, saddlebag lake, tenaya lake. beyond the pass, you come very close to tuolume meadows, one of my all time favorite places to visit. fishing is always great on the dana fork and lyell fork.

spend a week in the area if you can. i even know of a free campsite you have to travel up and up a dry, gravelly road for just over 10 miles but there's a beautiful creek running through it which i hear has excellent fishing (though i'm kicking myself now for only sleeping there one night and off the next morning in pursuit of big fish).

fresno, ca.
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