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so I ran the rubicon 3 times last summer and noticed all the nice streams and lakes but never took the time to fish them. I have been fishing my whole life and am sure I could figure it out my self but I was wondering what your thoughts are on the best places and techniques to do when I go up there again this weekend. I'm not scared to do a little hike either to get to a better spot:p thanks
 

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You are correct, the fishing is good near the Rubicon. Use a map and try your luck. Buck Island is stocked occasionally, and the other lakes are good too. You will find rainbow and the elusive german brown.
 

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I find german browns in my Pett all the time in that area :flipoff2:
 

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RCKRATZ said:
I find german browns in my Pett all the time in that area :flipoff2:
Corn-Back Rattlers are also up there be careful!!! :flipoff2:

And it it should be "Finless browns"!! :p
 

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oh trust me some have fins :laughing:
 

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cool and gross x3. doing some searching I read that the best bait was powerbait in the lakes. Does that sound right? Ive never used it for wild trout
 

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I don't fish to catch... I fish to kill time. Generally, I just hike to the water, and throw my bait straight in without bothering to put it on a hook. More efficient. :p

That said, some of my buddies have brought some pretty good catch to the fire for dinner... and even if you don't catch any, the little lakes and pockets are always worth the hike. :cool2:

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I fish the area and have found that power bait is a waste of time unless you fish loon. I fish with dry flies. Buck is good with a float tube, but i would recommend getting up into desolation wilderness and the lakes up there If you are in good shape you can hike from buck island up past rockbound to a lake and stream with golden trout in it. Check Ralph Cutter's book on fishing the seirras
 

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hmmmm..... thats just what I wanted to hear is something like that. Golden trout is one of only a couple fish from california I havent caught i'll have to look into this spot you speak of
 

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Im in the process of makeing some Aerial/Topo maps of that area..these might help ya out...if you need more let me know...im gonna be fishing that area i n a couple weeks...good luck, and if you fly fish youll get a goldie
Rockbound Laken Onion Flat Topo.jpg

Rockbound Laken Onion Flat Aerial.jpg
 

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for goldies i would head to clyde lake by aloha or to leland lake either way its a hike and i would plan on spending the night up there.
 

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Don't forget that hiking up to Rockbound requires a wilderness permit. I've done it several times without one but with all the enforcement these days I would get one.
 

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From what I understand you only need the permit if you are going to spend the night up there. Doublecheck though!
 

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You need a permit to go in to the wilderness. Period.
 

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Is this different from one wilderness to another? I was just doing some reading on forest service lit. on the wilderness around the Dusy and they specifically say that you don't need a permit if you are only going in for the day.

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I'm fairly certain that in the coming years I'm going to need a permit to take a piss in the woods.

Yes, you must have a permit to enter the land that you, the taxpayer and/or citizen own. It is diffferent from wilderness to wilderness.
 

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I'm fairly certain that in the coming years I'm going to need a permit to take a piss in the woods.
Where do I procure said piss permit?
Is it legal to piss out a fire if you have a fire permit but no piss permit?
 

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you can get one at the ranger station on 50.
Pick up permits for WEST side entry at the:
PACIFIC RANGER DISTRICT
Located four miles east of Pollock Pines on Highway 50.
7887 Highway 50, Pollock Pines, CA 95726
Phone: (530)644-6048
Winter: Weekdays only. Monday through Saturday as of late April.
Summer: 7 days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through October.
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/eldorado/recreation/wild/deso/permit/

I have thirty blank ones in my rig for the lazy days that i decide to go in so i dont have to waste gas driving down the hill just to turn around and come back up. (i dont know if that is legal)
 
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