Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tuttle Creek Rainbow Trout!

This Awesome picture of a Rainbow Trout was sent in by Betty Holtsnider of Camarillo, California. “I caught this Rainbow Trout while on a fishing trip with my family at Tuttle Creek, just outside of Lone Pine, California. It was caught around mid-morning using Pautzke’s Balls O’ Fire Salmon Eggs. This was a tagged Trout”. Thanks so much for the picture Betty, Nice fish!

Tuttle Creek is one of the many creeks that run year round in the Eastern Sierras. The campground is located 5 miles west of Lone Pine off of Horseshoe Meadow Road. At an elevation of 5,120 ft. the campground sits at the base of some of the most impressive peaks in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range; Lone Pine Peak, Mount Williamson, and Mount Whitney. With 85 Rv/tent sites, 9 restrooms, picnic tables, fire rings, and barbeques there is plenty of room for campers to enjoy the fishing, hiking, sightseeing, and exploring opportunities this area has to offer. Camping is good throughout the season and you can obtain a long term permit, up to 14 days, at the Interagency Visitor Center in Lone Pine, or the White Mountain Ranger Station in Bishop California. The California Department of Fish and Game periodically release “Tagged Trout” into the creeks of the Eastern Sierras. Only a few of these select Trout from the hatchery are released at a time, so catching one is rare. If you're fortunate enough to hook into one of these, you’re going to be in for a fight. Tagged Trout are usually larger than the typical stock. If you hook up and your rod bends in half there is a very good chance that a tagged Trout is on the end of your line. With some patience and skill you might be able to land one of these fine Rainbows.  With some luck you’ll end up taking an awesome picture like Betty Holtsnider did!

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