That's right, one of our VistMammoth facebook fans claimed that the 2013 Mono County fishing opener was the best in 15 years! We agree!
This Year's Highlights included:
- Lake Mary Road to the Mammoth Lakes Basin opened in time for opening day;
- Over 10,000 of fish were stocked in area lakes by the Eastern Sierra Fishing Coalition;
- The second annual "Merry Fishmas" festival was held in the Village at Mammoth and included live music from the Jeffery James and the Wanted Gang, two-for-one fish tacos, and local Golden Trout beer by Mammoth Brewing Company.
Did you miss out on the action? Check out some of this year's highlights:
Anglers weren't the only ones enjoying the fine weather and abundant recreational opportunities on opening weekend. Here cyclists ride up Lake Mary Road in the Mammoth Lakes Basin.
Anglers of all ages woke up early on opening day to fish Convict Lake. Area lakes all benefitted from Eastern Sierra Fishing Coalition stocking efforts this year!
Lake Mary Road was open all the way to Lake Mamie for opener this year. While only Twin Lakes was clear for fishing, the snow is melting fast and in the three days since fishing opener, Lake Mary is already fishable at the far side by the marina. With the weather forecasted to stay warm, Lakes Mamie and George aren’t far behind.
Jeffery James and the Wanted Gang played a free concert at the Village at Mammoth for the second annual "Merry Fishmas" festival, sponsored by the Eastern Sierra Fishing Coalition. Anglers, families here to sightsee, and skiers and snowboarders just getting off the Mountain enjoyed the free concert and activities. That's one of the things that makes spring in Mammoth Lakes awesome; there's so much to do!
Families with childern are always welcome in the village where patio games like Giant Jenga and bean bag tosses line the pominade. Parents can relax and watch free concerts in outdoor seating while kids play.
The Eastern Sierra Fishing coalition sold raffle tickets for a 14’ Klamath boat, an 8hp Honda Marine Motor and an EZ Loader Trailer. Proceeds from last year's raffle went to stocking 10,000 pounds of Alpers Trout in area lakes this year.
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Fishing Opener Events
Make your 2013 Fishmas weekend unforgettable with Fishmas Weekend Events. Looking for a campground? No problem, scroll down for a list of campgrounds that will be open this weekend! And don't forget to check out our new App, your on-the-go guide to dining, lodging, sightseeing and adventure in Mammoth Lakes!
Thursday, April 25
Mammoth Lakes Sunrise Rotary Fishmas Dinner from 6:00pm- 9:00pm: Hosted by CJ's Grill on Old Mammoth Road and full of fun, auction items and raffles you will wonder how you ever started fishing season in the Eastern Sierra without it! Buy tickets now. http://bit.ly/ZmLvrN
Saturday, April 27th
Annual Fishmas Festival from from 4:00pm-7:00pm: Celebrate with friends and family at the Village at Mammoth with live music from Jeffrey James and The Wanted Gang, dine on Gomez’s 2-for-1 fish tacos and toast with a Mammoth Brewing Co. beer. There will also be balloons, face painting and a chance for the kids to have their picture taken with Woolly who will be sporting his fishing vest.
Crowley Lake Resort Opening Day Big Fish Contest Win the Fred Hall Memorial Trophy, plus cash, tackle, boat rentals, fish mountings and more!
Fishmas Day at Tom's Place: Fishing Derby and Raffle Contests.
For more information on Fishing in the Eastern Sierra, visit EasternSierraFishing.org
Opening Day of Fishing Season in Mono County is April 27, 2013. Looking for a campground? No problem. Here is a list of campgrounds that are opening April 24, 2013:
Mammoth Lakes Area Campgrounds:
- New Shady Rest Campground
- Old Shady Rest Campground
- Sherwin Creek Campground
- Convict Lake Campground
June Lake Area Campgrounds:
- Oh Ridge Campground
- June Lake Campground
- Gull Lake Campground
- Silver Lake Campground
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It's bikini season on Mammoth Mountain, even after this last storm dropped 6-10" of snow on Mammoth. The weather is warming up again and Springfest officially kicks off at the annual Pondskim this Sunday at Canyon Lodge.
Mammoth Mountain is reporting another 2-4" of fresh snow on top of a whopping 6-15 foot base. The conditions were freshened by the recent storm with the softest snow being on the edge of the runs and in the trees.
Snow in the spring is typical, so are warm sunny days. You can ski and hike in the same day. And with Snowcreek's driving range now open, you can ski and practice your swing in the same day, making Mammoth the perfect place for your spring vacation.
Your Mammoth Mountain Snow Report for March 19, 2013, featuring Doug from the Canyon Lodge Ski School. Today is a beautiful day with some nice crisp snow. Tomorrow we are expecting a storm that should bring some fresh snow to the Mountain. This weekend we're looking at more California sun for the Mammoth Winter Biathlon, which is the largest biathlon in the Nation. You don't want to be anywhere else!
Planning to Visit Mammoth Lakes this St. Paddy's Day Weekend? Check out all of the best events and specials at local hotspots:
Z Ranch is opening early and we will be pouring $2 GREEN BEER AND $3 GREEN CHAMPAGNE starting at 11am! Corned beef specials all day–show up in your best Leprechaun costume to WIN a pot of GOLD!
Irish food and drink specials all day. Open noon to close, with Mammoth’s hot local DJ’s starting at 8 PM. $3 green beers, $4 Guinness $5 Jameson shots & Irish car bombs.
$200 best costume prize. Two local bands playing from 7:30 PM to midnight: The Andrew Weber Blues Band as well as Johnny and the Ready Rocks starting at 7:30 PM to midnight. Also Irish car bomb specials and, of course, corned beef and cabbage.
760-934-8511 ext. 103
MEXICAN LEPRECHAUN -(Elevation event) St. Patrick's Day Brunch - with DJ BLACKLOW 11 AM to 3 PM at Gomez's. You'll want to stay an additional night and ski on Monday, too.
CJ’s Grill is serving delicious corned beef and cabbage as well as scotch eggs for an appetizer and leprechaun cider to wash it all down. CJ’s will be open sunday from 11 AM to 9 PM
On St. Patricks Day Grumpy's will be serving delicious corned beef and cabbage for $10.99 along with $1 jello shots, $5 Irish Car Bombs, $4 guinness, and Jameson shots for only $3.
The conditions on Mammoth Mountain are excellent as we move into Second Season. This weekend's storm dropped 8" of fresh snow of the Mountain. The weather today was perfect and the snow was soft. We're expecting another 1-2 feet over Wednesday and Thursday. Powder Hounds will want to start their weekend a day early for the freshest freshies. Trust us, you don't want to be anywhere else!
We're moving into second season here at Mammoth Lakes, when the days get longer, the temperatures get warmer and the snow remains in fantastic mid-winter conditions. Cool nights are keeping the snow firm and fast in the mornings and ridge top winds are keeping it soft as wind-buffed snow gets deposited into bowls, chutes, nooks, and crannies all over Mammoth. Start over by Little Eagle and Cloud Nine Express in the cool mornings and make your way to Main Lodge and the top of the Mountain in the afternoon as temperatures warm.
Last weekend brought over eight inched of snow on the Mountain. This week calls for lots of beautiful California sunshine is in the forecast throughout the week and into President's Day weekend. Be sure to bundle up early in the week as temperatures remain somewhat cold. Later in the week, temperatures will warm and stay warm throughout weekend.
You Asked / We Answered:
Who: Larry Rhods
What: Ski Sales Rep
Where: Footloose Sports
What's the difference between men's and women's skis other than the graphics?
It's not just about cuter graphics. You often hear the phrase, “shrink it and pink it” to describe women’s skis. Meaning, aside from the graphics, women tend not to want as long a ski as men do. Why? Because most women aren’t 220-pound athletes.
It's about Weight. Women's skis typically weigh less and their center of gravity and power are in different areas, so they need a differently constructed ski. In order for most women to be able to flex a ski the same way a 180-220 lb man can, the ski needs to be a bit lighter.
So typically a manufacturer will either thin out the metal, or take it out completely. They may they also change the dimension a little bit.
It's about size underfoot. Another example is fat skis. When we talk about fat skis, a 100 mm underfoot might be appropriate for a 190 lb man. But for a 140 lb woman, that may equate to a 90mm.
So it's not just the graphics, the size of the ski is also what’s behind the whole shrink it and pink it model.
It's about ramp angle. Women's center of gravity is in their hips, whereas a man's is in his chest. So another thing a ski manufacturers will do is put a little ramp angle on the ski. This moves a woman's lower center of gravity forward. Finally, ski techs may opt to mount part the binding a centimeter forward to get the same effect on different skis
In short. All of these differences are designed to get women skiing a "unisex" (read: men's) style of ski, and enhance the skiing experience for her.
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