Snow, Confusion Surround California Early Opener

March 2, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Three feet of snow, incorrect signs and a general lack of available information left fly fishers who set out to fish the early opener on the Upper Owens River, Hot Creek, and parts of the East Walker River in a state of confusion. “‘When we didn’t see any other fishermen by 9 a.m. we thought we messed up and actually called Fish and Game from the river to make sure we weren’t breaking any laws,’ said Gary Conway, 60, who drove seven hours with his fishing buddy, Dennis Stevens, 60, from Solvang to fish the Upper Owens River.” Ed Zieralski in the San Diego Union-Tribune.