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  • Saturday, December 08, 2007

    Bob Steele Would Be Sad

    OWENS RIVER RANCH SOLD
    Follows Arcularius Ranch
    william mullholland is pissed
    .. Tim Alpers has sold the Owens River Ranch. He sold it to the same folks that bought the Arcularius Ranch. Both ranches have been dear to the hearts of Eastern Sierra fishers.
    .. These Two Ranches escaped the water piracy and grand schemes of the Eaton/Mullholland era and went on to become destination fisheries for thousands of visitors. We wonder if Hot Creek Ranch will follow.
    .. Just plain folks and just famous folks haunted the waters of the upper Owens River. It was a warm and friendly place, and "Mom" would constantly remind you not to pet the beaver.
    .. Bob Steele was a near perpetual resident for a brief time - he even fished some. And, rumors and legends persist that the famous John C. Fremont cannon is located in the big draw just to the north and east of the upper pools, (#1, #2.)
    .. Happily the trout rearing operation will continue at a new location further up the valley. The Alpers' Rainbow Trout are justly famous throughout California and the west. The average adult trout is about four pounds, (some are as big as 11#.)
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    BACKGROUND & SOURCES

    -- San Diego Union-Tribune
    -- California Game & Fish
    -- Kern River Board
    -- Adios Alpers
    -- Mono County Planning Document
    -- California Water Wars
    -- Tim Stocking Trout
    -- Aquafornia Blog
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