Archive - Sports Article
July 14th, 2014
A definite trend is developing at Bishop City Parkâs ball field. Of the two teams warming up and setting their batting order, one of the two is a âsure betâ winner. OK, the sure bet usually does win, but the underdog, though trailing up to the final innings, puts on an impressive drive, closes in on the eventual winner and keeps the game interesting.
The Bishop Stingrays put up impressive numbers as host of an invitational meet held at the Bishop City Park pool the weekend of June 20-22.
Boys, 7, 25-yd. Breaststroke
2nd: Luke Winzenread, 33.70
3rd: Isaiah Lowden, 39.48
Boys, 8, 25-yd. Breast
4th: Cole Coffman, 46.31
Girls, 9, 200-yd. Freestyle Relay
1st: Bishop: Brooke Winzenead, Isabeau Ostley-Vasquez, Uriah Martinez, Tylar Banta, 3:10.69
Boys, 9, 200-yd. FR
2nd: Bishop, Peyton Bishop, Kai Cokeley, Zayn Crockett, Carson Schmidt, 3:03.02
Girls, 8, 100-yd. FR
Summer is official on June 21, but if you asked the high country lakes it got here a week or two ago. Over the past week I have been hiking high passes and Piute and Bishop pass lakes are all ice-free, at last. The fish in these high country lakes are hungry and offering up some real consistent fishing.
The final night of the California High School Rodeo Association Finals was a good one for local barrel racer Kayla Inderbieten.
The sophomore at Bishop High School came in with a strong second place finish after two gos, qualifying for the short go at the Tri-County Fairgroundsâ Mike Boothe Arena. There was a strong local contingent in the stands cheering her on as she entered the stadium for the final run.
Itâs time to wrap up my list of fishing waters I want to explore during this season.
Making memories with fishing partners is a big part of fishing. Most of the time we fish in solitude, to be shared on the walk back to the vehicle or on the ride home.
Saddle Bag Creek reminds me of the small creeks in Southern California where I learned to fly fish.
Saturday was the Diamondbackâs day. The Bishop Little League Majors team took a 12-2 win over the Astros in the final game of the regular season and Cal Omohondro ended his Majorâs career with his 14th home run of the season.
The Astros put up a better fight than the score reflected; batters were making contact and getting on base but just couldnât string enough hits together to cross home plate.
This Saturday is a 15-year- old, time-honored tradition for families in the Eastern Sierra and beyond: the Independence Fishing Derby traditionally held on Fatherâs Day Eve.
With the Derby falling on Flag Day, June 14, participants sporting the flag will get a special prize to commemorate the day.
When ice first melts off of any lake in the spring, the fish are hungry and careless so fishing is always going to be good. Right now throughout the Eastern Sierra that is exactly what is happening.
The short mild winter might have been bad for the Eastern Sierra Nevada as a whole, but it does not seem to have affected the fish. On the contrary the fishing has been great and the lack of snowfall has allowed access to some higher lakes and streams, which are inaccessible after bigger winters like we had in 2010-11.
Summary and Trail Report
With the heat wave in Southern California in full effect, the Bishop Creek drainage saw more hiking and angling visitors than normal for this time of year, a testament to great weather and great early season access. Overall the fishing was spectacular and the hiking, although a bit snowy above 10,500 feet, was excellent.