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Captain Compassion
09-05-2017, 05:03 PM
Last Tuesday a lightning strike in the Slinkard Valley east of Monitor Pass started a fire. By Thursday US 395 and Hwy 89 were closed. Opening weekend at Heenan was canceled. The Eastern Sierra between Bridgeport and the Nevada state line was closed for the beginning of Labor Day Weekend. The fire Jumped 89 and headed east to Topaz. The entire area was evacuated. Today Nighthawk and I headed down 395 for a look. The fire is out but flames burnt all the way down to 395 but the fire line held and the flames never crossed. Tom and I continued on south to check out the West Walker. The towns of Topaz, Coleville and Walker were untouched by fire. In Walker the power was still out but they were running on generators. We found nearly no one fishing on the river. Flows were down and it was coming into shape. I suspect that last week's pre holiday stocking never came off. We sampled three spots and managed three small bows. Thanks for taking me Tom. I think that in the coming weeks the West Walker will get much better.

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Fire Stopped at US 395.
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West Walker Getting Into Shape
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Thanks Tom
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Captain Compassion
09-06-2017, 12:12 PM
Hwy 89 and Monitor pass are now open.

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Jetspray
09-06-2017, 01:22 PM
Hwy 89 and Monitor pass are now open.

CCHow's Heenan doing?........Jetspray

Captain Compassion
09-06-2017, 05:21 PM
How's Heenan doing?........Jetspray

This will be opening weekend at Heenan. Last week was no go due to the fire.

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