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Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Historic Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery

After a long morning of catching fish in the Eastern Sierra we decided to head back to camp at Tuttle creek.  We had left early and traveled 60 miles north to Bishop where the fishing for the day began.  Big pine creek was a river, but we still manager to hook up with some nice fish.  Taboose and Goodale offered calmer water and a few 14 inchers.  Back on the road headed toward Independence we passed a sign that said,  "The Historic Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery".  I've passed this place 100 times, but this time I decided to stop in and take a look around.  A castle at the base of the sierra with walls three feet thick made of Granite.  Almost 100 years old and looking great.  When it first opened Mules carried metal canteens full of Rainbow and Golden Trout up the mountain to the many creeks along the Eastern Sierra.  Take some time to check out the link.