By Ed Zieralski, Union-Tribune
2:00 a.m. April 24, 2009
BISHOP, Calif. — Winter is trying to make a last stand in the Sierra on the eve of the annual Eastern Sierra trout opener.
Temperatures plummeted in the high country and the usual unstable spring weather is taking hold of the area, especially above 8,000 feet. The Weather Service issued high-wind warnings for late last night and this morning for Inyo and Mono Counties, with winds expected to hit up to 90 mph. The storm is expected to move through quickly, but the temperatures will only reach the high 40s at higher elevation lakes tomorrow, and there could be strong winds gusting to 30 mph.
Ice fishing definitely will be an option at lakes above 8,500 feet. More...