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Bishop

Fishing

The Owens Valley is trout country; its glistening alpine lakes and streams are brimming with feisty rainbow, brown, brook, and golden trout. Popular spots include Owens River, the Owens River gorge, and Pleasant Valley Reservoir. Although you can fish year-round here, some fishing is catch-and-release. Bishop is the site of fishing derbies throughout the year, including the popular Blake Jones Blind Bogey Trout Derby, in March.

Brock's Flyfishing Specialists and Tackle Experts. Whether you want to take a fly-fishing class or a guided wade trip, Brock's Flyfishing Specialists and Tackle Experts is a valuable resource. 100 N. Main St., Bishop, CA, 93514. 760/872–3581 or 888/619–3581. www.brocksflyfish.com.

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