View Full Version : Desolation Trout Ice Fishing Recon Dec. 2011 Pictures !!

Gene St. Denis
12-18-2011, 08:18 AM
Had Friday off and Hiked into a Very Frozen and Icy Desolation Wilderness to see about Trout Ice Fishing Conditions !!.... Eagle is Frozen as well as Granite Lake with Ice skaters on it to Boot !! 6 inchs deep is the ice at granite or more. made it to Summit of Maggies Peak with Howling Freezing Winds on Top.. minus 3 Degrees !! Camera Froze there, but Lower Velma Frozen as well as Middle Velma .. the Best Rainbow Lake in Desolation , since California Fish and Game Killed the Best Rainbow Lake in Desolation up to that Time ... Highland Lake... what a Shame... Thousands of Awesome rainbows Up to 12 Pounds were Killed for the Cement Box grown Anemic Cutthrouts......to Replace them. Snow on Thick Ice Covered the Trails and The Backcountry is Very Icy and Slippery !!! Ice climbers were on Cascade Falls !! Ice fishing time in Desolation is Officially On !! With only...3 to 6 Inches of snow on Ice to hike into.. It Beats the soon to Be required Snowshoes and Extensive Physical Effort to Get in !! Recon says Ice trips are a Go !! gst http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/4112/044hj.jpg
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12-18-2011, 09:50 AM
Beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing.

12-18-2011, 10:55 AM
Wow what an awesome view!! I was playin' around on google maps the other day. Not sure but i think your near Aloha lake, correct. What time of year can a person hike/camp without freezing conditions? Im thinking late summer like August. Id like to camp with my boys. Thanks to your posts it's hard to be happy with dfg planter :) i need a wild brown and would love to crp a golden trout. Are there golden trout up there? Sorry for the all questions but im still a newb when it comes to trout as you can probally tell:) Thanks Captain!