A 52-page outdoor publication, "Fishing The California Alps" has just been distributed in this general area.
This FREE newspaper, now in its 14th year, is produced by Paul and Gloria Washam of Family Enterprises of Woodfords, Calif.
"Fishing The California Alps" is your 2005 guide to fishing spots, hiking trails, camping opportunities and all kinds of outdoor activities in the nearby High Sierra and many other locales in this greater area.
Washam said that 50,000 copies will be distributed to subscribers, resorts, fishing lodges, convenience stores, sporting goods stores, shops, Chambers of Commerce, Visitor Centers, marina's, motels, hotels and to U.S. Forest Service and BLM offices, to name just a few locations.
Another 10,000 copies are reserved for the Bridgeport, Calif. Chamber of Commerce to distribute at outdoor shows.
With an average of 2.5 readers per copy, "Fishing The California Alps" reaches about 150,000 persons. That's impressive!
Once you read this year's copy, I'd bet that you, too, will become a steady subscriber and reader.
Here are some of the contents:
The feature story ("A Little Slice of Heaven") has an alphabetic list of selected fishable waters, stretching from Lahontan Reservoir on the east, to Donner Lake on the west, to Convict Lake on the south and to Davis Lake on the north. That story was specifically written for first-time visitors to our area by yours truly.
In California's Alpine, Mono, Inyo and Sierra Counties, plus the City of Bridgeport.
Emergency telephone numbers including: The California Highway Patrol, Alpine County Sheriff's Office, Inyo County Sheriff's Office, Mono County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Forest Service, Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop, June Lake Fire Department, Bridgeport Medical Clinic for Urgent Care and the Walker Paramedics.
Alpine County Index:
Telephone numbers or websites of lodging locations, restaurants, general stores, sporting goods stores, automotive services, other services, emergency services, medical services and visitor information, available in the Alpine County area.
A detailed listing of information on campgrounds including the managing entity, number of campsites, features, price, elevation, season and phone numbers for:
Markleeville/Woodfords/Hope Valley/Blue Lakes/Caples Lake/Kirkwood/Bear Valley/Lake Alpine (all n Alpine County).
Topaz Lake (on the Nevada/California stateline).
Bishop/Big Pine/Independence//Lone PIne/Rock Creek Canyon (in Inyo County).
Mammoth Lakes/Lee Vining/June Lake Loop/Bridgeport/Walker (in Mono County).
Plus Sierra County.
Telephone numbers for R.V. parks located in Carson City, Carson Valley, the Mammoth Lakes area, Alpine County, June Lake area, Topaz Lake, Bridgeport, Inyo and Sierra Counties.
Some feature articles:
The first-ever "Alpie" award presented to Dave Kirby of Woodfords Station by Paul Washam.
"Sierra County Fishing" by Dale Arnett.
"Tahoe Is A Trout Lake" and "Trout Fishing On Carson Pass" by Mark Wiza.
"Small Creek Fly Fishing In The Tahoe Area" by Victor Babbitt.
"Indian Creek Reservoir - A Great Destination For Trout" by Dennis Cocking.
"The Legacy of Zack Kirkwood" by Anthony Belli.
"Bear Valley - A Little History" by Eric Jung.
"Discover The Carson Valley" by Skip Sayre.
"Northern Mono County - A Very Special Place Indeed" by Tim Fesko.
"Why Don't We Do It On A Horse" by Roger Myers.
"Fishing The Mammoth Lakes Basin" by Bob Waggoner.
"At The River's Edge" by Wahoo Washam.
Be sure to pick up a copy of "Fishing the California Alps." And, while you're at it, pick up some extra copies for your friends, neighbors and relatives.
The newspaper is available at some nearby locations including:
Carson City: The U.S. Forest Service and Big-5.
Minden/Gardnerville: Carson Valley Inn, Chamber of Commerce, Douglas County Parks and Recreation Dept. and the Record Courier.
Topaz Lake: Topaz Lodge and General Store and Topaz Marina.
Call Paul Washam in Woodfords, Calif. at (530) 694-2966.
• Bet Your Favorite Pigeon
Bet your favorite pigeon he can't tell you the mailing address, if you would like to subscribe.
If he says, "It's Family Enterprises, 19750 Highway 89, No. 9, Woodfords, Calif. 96120," he could already be a subscriber.
Why not sign up today!