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Thu rsd ay  May. J, J99,?P V,lOllr .G,I ,Outdoor Crystal Springs Closed for Habitat Restoration stream had been confined toa concrete irrigation ditch, which did not provide suitable habitat/'or endangered Ash Meadows pupfish and other animals and plants. Once the stream was returned to its natural channel, the pupfish colonized the new habitat immediately, making the project a huge success. The Restoration Project continued its work, not resting on its laurels. On April 21, 1997, six people from the California Environmental Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to natural resource protection and education in the United States, began work at Crystal Spring. A substantial increase in the number of visitors to the Spring resulted in the surrounding vegetation, including some threatened plant species, to be trampled underfoot. The construction of a wooden viewing platform and board- walk between the Spring and Refuge Headquarters will aid in preserving the habitat and prevent further disturbance. by Ed Tomchin from Beth St. George, USFWS According to Beth St. George, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service officer at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Crystal Spring, one of the main habitats for the protected Ash Meadows Pupfish, will be closed for habitat restoration for the next 2-3 months. However, this does not mean that visitors will not be able to view the pupfish and other threatened and endangered species at the spring. The USFWS and other cooperating agencies are constructing a boardwalk to protect the fragile habitat and to provide public education opportunities. This project will not affect Crystal Spring Reservoir or other sites on the refuge. Crystal Spring Restoration Project began in September 1996 when the service and Bureau of Reclamation returned the section of Crystal Spring stream between the spring and Refuge Headquarters to its natural channel. Previously the Eastern Sierra Fishing Report Interpretive signs are being placed on the platform and boardwalk and will provide the visitor with interesting facts about the refuge habitats, fish and wildlife. The construction is being funded by USFWS and the Nevada Biodiversity Initiative of the University of Nevada at Reno. Visitors can enjoy one part of the project already, an interpretive sign kiosk, which has been installed at Refuge Headquarters. There are many other sites on the refuge which provide excellent viewing and photographic opportunities of spring habitats, the Ash Meadows Pupfish and other wildlife. Sites of particular interest include King's Pool at Point of Rocks, Jackrabbit and Longstreet Springs. For more detailed information or directions, you may reach Ms. St. George or any of the refuge staff at (702) 372iL 5435. WEATHER Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Little III I  I II I1" IIIIII -"-J* INSURANCE t ..... ,.,J State Farm Sells Life Insurance. JEFF BANSER Off 751-1515 1311 S. Hwv 160 Fax 75 ! - 1610 Rcs 751-2-i'4 I I I !0097J0 Celebrating ][9971 Years Serving Pahrump! change in temperature or humidity. Highs mostly in the 40s and 50s in the mountains with valley temperatures in the 50s in the north and mid 60s to mid 70s in the South. ]}ISHOP CREEK CANYON BISHOP CREEK--Roy Ota of Glendora caught a 21b 6oz fish with powerbait. LAKE SABRINA--Fair fishing for the opener. Nice strings coming out. Don Wagoner of Temple City caught a 6.51b rainbow on powerbait. Richard Karisko of Camarillo caught a 4.51b rainbow with a worm. Bill Motherspaw of Canyon Country caught a 41b fish on orange powerbait. Paul Anderson caught a 41b with nightcrawler. Mike Maglio of Los Angeles caught a 2.51b with rainbow powerbait. SOUTH LAKE--This lake has been labeled "the hot- test lake in the Sierra's" over this years opener of fishing. Several people brought in limits. Jeff Smith of Lancaster had a full stringer with both a 3.4oz and 2.4oz fish. Jeff Romeym of Brea landed a 5.6oz fish with a kastmaster. NORTH LAKE--The road is not yet open to this lake. Worden's Insurance Agency IMMEDIATE ISSUE SR22's MORTGAGE INSURANCE PHONE QUOTES NOTARY ALL LINES BROKER AUTO- HOMEOWNERS. MOBILE HOMES RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, LIFE, HEALTH COMMERCIAL LONG-TERM CARE" BONDS BAIL BONDS 6 Licensed Agents for Convenient Professional Service NELL WORDEN-DANIEL Agent & Owner 2210 E. Commercial Rd. PO Box 580 Pahrump, NV 89041 (702) 727-5241 ) p !Dedicated to 6emg I atlrump s emter Insurance Company! OWENS RIVER OWENS RIVER -- Catching browns with crickets and worms. PLEASANT VALLEY RESERVOIR --Glitter powerba.it, nightcrawlers, thomas bouyant lures. Mainly catching rainbows. CROWLEY LAKE CROWLEY LAKE FISH CAMP-Bait inflated nightcrawlers, green or rainbow powerbait, egg sinker a couple feet from the leader, not so much bubble, basically shore fishing near McGee bay and Sandy point. Lures trolling 15ft befow the surface with gold and red thomas bouyant, rapallas, shad rapalla for perch at McGee bay, Sandy point and Little Hilton. For fly-fisherman use olive and brown matuka or cinnamon leach near the north landing. Greg Snyder of Simi Valley caught a 4.2oz with a firetiger rapalla. Andrea Distle of Crowley Lake caught a 3.3oz perch with a nightcrawler. Browns are being caught with nightcrawlers. CONVICT LAKE CONVICT LAKE RESORT --Great opener. Dead winds, beautiful weather. Phil Ball, a fisherman from Sherman Oaks, who has enjoyed the Sierra's for 30 yrs on opening day landed a 6.09oz DFG tagged trout using a silver blue thomas bouyant from his boat. Several 51b'ers, loads of 31b'ers and lots and lots of limits. 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