DO NOT DRIVE THE BOAT ONTO THE TRAILER, or having ANY motors Iin the down position while launching and don't drop the motor part way down until you are at the end of the dock.
I thought that the USFS was supposed to show a little support for the surrounding communities and businesses as well as respect the tax payers who pay their salary. The actions or should I say the lack of action by LASSEN NATIONAL FOREST SHOWS A TOTAL DISRESPECT FOR LASSEN COUNTY AND ALL THE TOURISTS WHO SUPPORT THE LOCAL BUSINESSES AND COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS. THE FOUNDATION GIVES OUT FULL SCHOLARSHIPS TO DESERVING STUDENTS TO LASSEN COLLEGE. LASSEN NATIONAL FOREST IS APPARENTLY AGAINST SUPPORTING HIGHER EDUCATION TOO. SO MUCH FOR LNF'S STELLAR REPUTATION IN SUPPORTING LASSEN COUNTY. I don't really see how they can recover their good reputation when they never had one to begin with. Nothing has really even changed in over 50 years, why would we think things would improve? I just can't believe that they still get paid for doing nothing....by the very taxpayers that they are screwing over. All I can say is for you to call them. If I were planning a fall fishing trip up here, A) call the USFS at the numbers provided in red. they need to hear from YOU. B) concentrate on a Plan B & put more effort into Plan B than counting on Lassen National Forest to do anything to the ramp after Labor Day. I have my kayak and float tube, I will be fishing all season regardless of launching my boat. Unfortunately, when I am not able to launch or drift over the shoal, the same will go for boats just like it. Just sayin'. Doesn't look like Lassen National Forest gives a hoot in hell about Lassen County's economy. If they spent all the energy they are spending on not doing anything and figuring out how to cover up past mistakes or misrepresentations, we would have had a decent low water ramp already.
We are hoping to get a serious winter & if we don't, we will probably be screwed if something isn't actually in a contingency plan already. One thing I have learned by living up here for 27 years, through one good El Nino & one predicted that barely grazed us, is that nothing about the weather is normal. I will believe it if I see it. Until then it's just propaganda. I am always prepared after the last big on in 92/93. We met that one with only a couple of snow shovels & 4 chains for the 4x4. So over the last number of years we have acquired just about every piece of equipment we need to meet another and haven't had to use it. As much as I want to say we will get lots of water this year, even 5ft won't pull us out of the drought or make Spalding or Stones Landing ramps usable, but it would go far for launching at the current single lane low water ramp. If anything has killed business up here, the single lane and long wait times on weekends and holidays have kept some folks away. But it's good to see that we have a good "die hard" population of visitors....and by the way, over the last 5 years, we have picked up less litter along the shorelines so you guys are all doing great in that respect too!! And, as of 9-13-15, our area is now outside the model for El Nino's heavy precipitation course. So someone needs to stop selling "water is coming" & get prepared for a greater possibility of not getting what we need. We are not out of danger....& remember, that in our last 30yrs of precipitation included the last drought and the current drought so it's going to have to be 500% of "normal" (30yr average) before we will even see 3ft of water in the lake.
Lassen County should file a class action lawsuit on Lassen National Forest on behalf of all the businesses for not insuring that the ramp will last the season and leading the public on with no definite answers, just the run around. People begin making their reservations in January because many have to plan their vacation time from work that far in advance. I wouldn't be counting on getting water without a plan that could be finished & functional a month before opening weekend. If anything pisses the public off more than lying, it's BS. We do what we can to get folks to come up and the USFS does everything they can to keep folks away, & for the most part, it isn't about what they found when they get here, it's the BS. The big money base will be left to fishing elsewhere. At least we still have water compared to other lakes. If we were to lose 30ft more (10-12 years worth), we wouldn't have any reason to want to launch. Until then LNF should take care of the launching and stop making up excuses & waiting for rain. El Nino coming is not an excuse, until I can touch it and feel it, it's propaganda & just another ploy to not do anything for the public they serve or the communities surrounding the Public Lands. Of course I want water as much as the next guy, but if it were up to me, there would have already been a plan, funding secured & a negative declaration declared (Neg/Dec used when the Gov doesn't have time, will or money for an environmental impact report...funny that they don't use it to benefit the public, just themselves...funny that they can't use the numerous EIRs that already have been done). There has been plenty of time, the USFS simply hasn't used it wisely or for what is best for the economy or public. Hello????My intent on this website was never to make money doing so in the first place. So the local blackball doesn't affect me what so ever. They are missing out on our thousands of viewers which could easily benefit their businesses greatly. I wanted to give people traveling here a fishing report that they could actually catch fish by (not 2-3 weeks old and basic BS) and teach them how to use what they have to achieve the results so they would come back. If I did well, then Lassen County businesses would benefit. Then, I ran across the dirty little pollutions and water secrets I didn't go looking for but had to do something about regardless of what some people said. I was warned about the results, but since I never planned on making money in the first place, I had nothing to lose. Taking out several top polluters & top dogs at USFS to protect the lake and groundwater was worth everything. But there always seems to be more waiting in line. But it showed me who the bad people were and who the good people were. To me, it was worth it for the sake of the lake which is where MY heart lies & those who threaten the lake and our trout are my enemies and will be treated as such. Lassen businesses only benefit from what I do for fun. I had nothing to lose and I still have nothing to lose which is why I can tell it like it is.
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