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4C Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter PUBLIC FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 2010-0000206 (Expires: 8/18/2015) The following person(s) is/are doing business as:TRENDZ. Business Address: 131 Main Street, Chester, CA 96020, County of Plumes; (530) 259- 5174. Mailing Address: 904 Red River Dnve, Lake Almanor, CA 96137. Karan A. Blue, 904 Red River Drive, Lake Almanor, CA 96137. This business is conducted by: Individual, The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above name(s) on 8/18/2010. Signed: Is/Karan A. Blue, Owner. This statement was flied' in the office of the County Clerk of Plumas County onthe date indicated below: Filed: August 18, 2010. Kathleen Williams, County Clerk By: Sue Cliff, Depur/ Published: FRB, IVR, PR, CP Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 2010 Abandons business name STATEMENT OF ABAI DONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the following Fictitious Business Name: BODY & SOUL. Business Address: 56 Harbison Avenue, Quincy, CA 95971; County of Plumes. Judy Forcino, 131 Indian Falls Road, Crescent Mills, CA 95934; Jennifer McQuarrie, 258 Cate Street, Quincy, CA 95971. This business was conducted by General Padnersh]p. Original Fictitious Business Name File Number: 2008-0000270. Original Filing Date: 10/07/2008. Began Transacting Business: 10/07/2008. Signed: Jennifer Day McQuarrle This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Plumas County on date indicated below. Filed: Sept. 16, gl0 Kathleen Williams, County Clerk By Marcy DeMartile, Deputy. Published FRB, IVR, CP, PR Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 2010-0000228 (Expires: 9/9/2015) The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HOONDOG'S PERSONAL CHEF SER- VICES. Business Address: 1201 Grizzly Road, Podola, CA 96122; County of Plumes; (530) 708-0007. Mailing Address: PC Box 41, Portola, CA 96122. David Aguiar, 1201 Grizzly Road, Portole, CA 96122. This business ts conducted by: Individual. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above nameJs) on 9/9/2010. Signed: Is/David Agular. This statement was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Plumas County on the date indicated below: Filed: Sept. 9, 2010. Kathleen Williams, County Clerk By: Sue Clif, Deputy Published: FRB, IVR, PR, CP Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO, 2010-0000234 (Expires: 9/16/2015) The following person(s) is/are doing .busineSs as: BODY & SOUL. Business Address: 56 Harbleon Avenue, Quincy, CA 95971; County of Plumas; (530) 283-0484. Mailing Address: 56 Harbison Avenue, Quincy, CA 95971. Jennifer Day McQuarrie, 258 Cata Street, Quincy, CA 95971. This business is conducted by: Individual. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above name(s) on 9/16/2010. Signed: Is/Jennifer Day McQuarrie. This statement was filed in the office of the Kathleen Williams, County Clerk By: Sue Cliff, Deputy Published: FRB, IVR, PR, CP Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 2010 NAME STATEMENT NO. 2010-0000248 (Expires: 10/7/2018) The following person(s) is/are doing business as: HAZEL FAYE BOUTIQUE, HAZEL FAYE BOUTIQUES" Business Address: 47 Shasta Trail, Graeagle, CA 96103; County of Ptumas; (530) 836-. 1816. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 502, Graeagle, CA 96103. Jennifer West, 47 Shasta Trail, Graeagle, CA 96103. This business is conducted by: Individual. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above name(s) on 10/7/2010. Signed: IS/Jennifer West. This statement was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Plurnas County on the date indicated below: Filed: Oct. 7, 2010. Kathleen Williams, County Clerk By: Sue Cliff, Deputy Published: FRB. IVR, PR, CP Oct,. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 2010 Bids for water reports REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) LANDFILL GROUNDWATER QUALITY MONITORING AND REPORTING FOR THE COUNTY OF PLUMAS The Solid Waste Division of the Plumas County Department of Public Works will accept Proposals from qualified water quaff- ty analytical laboratories, cedified in the State of Calitomia, for the ongoing collection of groundwater samples and analysis of those samples for the operation of the Gopher Hill Municipal Landfill and Chester Municipal Landfills. Sampling and analysis the discharge Waters of the Gopher Hill Leachste Pond will also be required. The Request for Proposals document is available on the website of the Plumes County Department of Public Works, which may be viewed at: http:l/www.countyofplumas.com/index.aspx ?nid=617. Responses to this Request for Proposal must be received no later than Friday, October 29th, 2010 at 5:00 PM. See the complete RFP for other submittal require- ments. Robert A. Perreauit, Jr., P.E. Director of Public Works Plumes County, California September 27, 2010 Published: FRB. IVR, PR, CP Oct. 6, 13, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO, 2010-0000242 (Expires: 9/28/2015) " The following person(s) is/ars doing business as: LAKE ALMANOR WEST MEN'S CLUB. Business Address: 111 Slim Drive, Chester, CA 96020; County of Plumes; (530) 259- 4555. Mailing Address: PO Box 618, Chester, CA 96020. Patrick Knudsen, 269 Osprey Loop, Chester, CA 96020; Frank Neth, 264-,Lake AImanor West-, Chester, CA 96020. "('his business is conducted by: Joint Venture. The registrant(s) commenced to 'transact business under the above name(s) on 9/28/2010. Signed:/s/Patrick Knudsen. This statement was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Plumes County on the date indicated below: Filed: Sept. 28, 2010. Ksthleen Williams, County Clerk By: Laura L. Foster, Deputy Published: FRB, IVR, PR, CP Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2010 Abandons business name STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) has abandoned the following Fictitious Business Name: FEATH- ER RIVER CULINARY SERVICES. Business Address: #29 Greeagle Meadows, Graeagle, CA 96103, County of Piumas. (530) 836-4328. County Clerk of Plumas County on theate Donald E. McPeak, #29 Graeagle Meadows, indicated below: Filed: Sept. 16, 2010. Kathleen Williams, County Clerk By: Marcy DeMartile, Deputy Published: FRB, IVR, PR, CP Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20,'2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 2010-0000238 (Expires: 9/22/'2015) The following pei'son(s) is/are doing business as: AL'S DRIFTWOOD TAXIDERMY. Business Address: 58708 Gilt Ranch Road, Cromberg, CA 96103; County of Plumas; (530) 836-1028. Mailing Address: PO Box 30189, Cromberg, CA 96103. Alan Ray Williams, 58708 Gill Ranch Road. Cromherg, CA 96103; Linda Lee Williams, 58708 Gill Ranch Road, Cromberg, CA 96103. This business is conducted by: Husband and Wife. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above name(s) on 9/22/2010.Signed: Is/Linda Lee Williams. This statement was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Plumes County on the date indicated below: Filed: Sept. 22, 2010. Kathleen Williams, County Clerk By: Sue Cliff, Deputy Published: FRB, IVR, PR, CP Sept. 29, OCt. 6, 13, 20, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 2010.O000237 (Expires: 9/21/2015) The following person(s) is/are doing business as: MY SKINS BEST FRIEND Business Address: 3119 Grizzly Road, Portola, CA 96122; County of Plumes; (530) 276-5959, Mailing Address: 3119 Grizzly Road, Portola, CA 96122. Roni Halvorson, 3119 Grizzly Road, Portole, CA 96122. This business is conducted W: Individual, The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above name(s) on 9/21/2010. Signed:/s/Roni Haivorson. This statement was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Plumas County on the date indicated below: Filed: Sept. 21 2010. Graeagle, CA 96103; Deborah L. McPeak, #29 Graeagte Meadows, Graeagle. CA 96103. This business was conducted by Husband and Wife. Onginal Fictitious Business Name File Number: 2008-0000172. Original Filing Date: 6/18/2008. Began Transacting Business: 6/23/2003. Signed: Donald E. McPeak. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Plumas County on date indicated below. • Filed: October 13, 2010 Kathleen Williams, County Clerk By Sue Cliff, Deputy. Published FRB, IVR, CP, PR Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2010 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT, NO. 20100000236 (Expires: 9/20/2015) The following person(s) is/are doing business as: JR SEARCY AND ASSOCIATES. Business Address: 20500 Main Sfreat, Stratford, CA 93266; County of Kings; (559) 947-9221. Mailing Address: PO Box 490, Lemoore, CA 93245, JC Diversified Enterprises, Inc., 20500 Main Street, Stratford, CA 93266. This business is conducted by: Corporation. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above name(s) on 9/20/2010. Signed: Is/James Crisp, President. This statement was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Plumas County on the date indicated below: Filed: Sept. 20, 2010. Kathleen Williams, County Clerk By'. Sue Cliff, Deputy Published: FRB, IVR, PR, CP OCt. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2010 Email legals to: typesetting@ plumasnews.com Deadline: Thursdays, 4 p.m. (Deadline changes for all holidays) Call 283-0800 to confirm NOTICE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 2010-,0000244 (Expires: 10/5/2015) The following person(s) is/are doing business as: LUCIANO'S CUCtNA DI PASTA. Business Address: 449 Peninsula Drive, Lake Almanor, CA96137; County of Plumas; (530) 5964133. Mailing Address: 449 PeninSula Drive, Lake Almenor, CA 96137. and a monthly fee of $377.58 ($397.96) for five (5) collections per week. Each addition- al cubic yard per collection shall be charged $20.28 ($21.36), including any fraction of a cubic yard such as when waste is heaped above the top of a bin. Commercial can service shall be charged a monthly fee of $23.18 ($24.58} for one can collected per week; a monthly fee of $28.50 ($30.08) for two (2) cans collected per week; a monthly fee of $33.72 ($35.64) for three Ivan Tcchev, '43560 Liberty St., Indio, CA (3) cans collected per week; and a monthly 92201. This business is conducted by: Individual. The registrant(s) commenced to transact business under the above name(s) on 3/26/2007. Original FBN Number: 2007- 0000119. Signed: is/Ivan Tochev. This statement was filed in the office of the fee of $39.04 {$40.88) for four (4] cans col- lected per week, and double the above if col- lection is twice per week. The monthly charge for a sixty-four-gallon waste-wheeler is $28.50 ($31.56). The monthly charge for a one hundred-gallon waste-wheeler is $69.04 ($37.11). (5) Commercial large items. The same rates County Clerk of Plumes County on the date as for residential large items, in subsection indicated below: Filed: Oct. 5, 2010. Kathleen Williams, County Clerk By: Sue Cliff, Depurj Published: FRB IVR, PR, CP Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2010 Taxes due November 1st NOTICE OF CURRENT PROPERTY TAXES DUE Made oursuant to Sections 2609 & 2610. Revenue and Taxation Code Susan T, Bryant-Grant, Plumas County Tax Collector, hereby announces that regular secured tax bills will be mailed on or before November 1,2010 to all property owners, at the addresses shown on the tax roll. If you own propeny in Plumes County and do not receive a tax bill by November 10th, contact the tax collector's office, at 520 West Main Street, Room 203, Quincy, or cell (530] 283- 6260. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the taxpayer of the responsibility to make timely payments. The FIRST INSTALLMENT of 2010-2011 taxes is due and payable on November 1, 2010 and will become.delinquent if not paid in the office or postmarked by 5 p.m. on December 10, 2010; thereafter a 10% penal- ty will be added. The SECOND INSTALL- MENT is due on February 1, 2011 and will become delinquent if not paid in the office or postmarked by 5 p.m. on April 11, 2011, thereafter a 10% penalty and a twenty dollar cost will be added. Both installments may be paid when the first installment is due, Payments may be made in the office, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, holidays excepted. They can be made by mail sent to P.O. Box 176, Quincy, CA 95971 or by cred- it card. To ay by crlit card contact Official Payments at (800) 272-9829 or at www.offi- cialpayments.com. Enter the jurisdiction code 1535 when prompted. There will be a nominal fee charged for this service. I certify (or declare), under penalty of perjury, that the foregoing is true and correct. Susan T. Bryant-Grant, Plumas County Tax Collector Executed at Quincy, Plumas County, California, on October 4, 2010. Published October 20th and 27th, 2010. Published: FRB IVR, PR, CP Oct. 20, 27, 2010 County solid waste ordinance ORDINANCE NO. 10-1076 AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF PLUMAS, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AMENDING ARTICLE 2 OF CHAPTER 10 OF TITLE 6 OF THE PLUMAS COUNTY CODE The Board Of Supervisors of the County of Plumas, State of California. ORDAINS as follows: SECTION 1. Section 6-10.207 is hereby amended to read as follows: (a) General For purposes of this section ffranchisee" shall refer to a solid waste col- lector as defined in this chapter. The fees below apply to all franchise areas, except that fees in parentheses, e.g. One and no/100ths ($1.00) Dollars shall apply to Franchise Area 3 (Intermountain Disposal Inc. franchise area), as defined in the County Solid Waste Management Plan. This fee schedule is operative as of November 4, 2010. All fees shall be collected by the franchisee on a fair and equitable basis. Any customer required to pay an unfair or unreasonable charge for any service may file a written complaint with the Department setting forth the facts of such alleged overcharge. The Department shall notify the franchisee, investigate the complaint, and determine the appropriate charge. The Department's deter- ruination shall be final, unless it is appealed as provided in.Section 6-10.406 of this chap- ter. (b) Collection fees. The base rate for collec- tion shall cover door-to-door collection, transfer, hauling, and ultimate disposal activ- ities. (11 Residential base rate. The charge for one can per week shall be a monthly fee of $18.07 ($18.86), two (2) cans per week shall be a monthly fee of $25.13 ($24.96); three (3) cans per week shall be a monthly fee of $32.03"($30.08}; and four (4} cans per week shall be a monthly fee of $39.14 ($35.15). The monthly charge for a 64-gallen waste- wheeler shall be $24.71 ($28.01) for one col- lection per week. A monthly charge for a 100-gallen waste-wheeler is $32.03 {$33.14) for one collection per week. (2) Residential large items. Each washer, dryer, standard size refrigerator, single bed mattress, and similar size object shall be charged a maximum of $17.70 ($17.88) each per collection. Each deep freezer, dou- ble bed mattress, and similar size object shall be charged a maximum of $35.24 ($35.64) each per collection. Each tire shall be charged per collection: $3.90 ($3.71) [sixteen (16") inches or less]; $7.53 ($7.58) [mere than sixteen (16") inch- es but less than twenty (20") inches]; $17.70 ($17.88) [more than twenty (20") inches]. (3) Residential billing. Each new residential collection account shall be charged a $7.53 ($7.58) start-up fee to cover the administra- tive costs of arranging for new and/or sea- sonal service. The residential base rate may be billed to the customer three (3) months in advance of the service to be performed, pro- vided that no account shall be considered delinquent by the franchisee if payment for a month's service is received by the fifteenth day of that month. (4) Commercial base rate. A one cubic yard bin shall be charged a monthly fee of $75.44 (79.57) for one collection per week; a monthly fee of $150.66 (159.19) for two (2) collections per week; a monthly fee of $226.47 ($238.82) for three (3) collections per week; a monthly fee of $302.01 ($318.33) for four (4) collections per week; (b) (2) above, shall apply. (6) Commercial billing. The commercial base rate may be billed to the customer one month in advance of service, or guaranteed by an equivalent sum in the form Of a secu" rity deposit or letter of credit. (c) Special travel charge for collection. In addition to the residential and commercial base rates, speclel travel shall be charged to the customer by the franchisee in the follow- ing manner. If the service requested, does not fall on a regular service day for that ear- vice area, or that service area has no regu- lar service day, the reasonable time and mileage costs of the franchisee shall be charged to all customers served during the special travel. Time and mileage costs shall be based on the distance from the last regu- lar customer in the area,, or if none, from the franchisee's yard. The costs, not to exc'd $8t.71 ($83.00) per hour, shall be divided among the customers served during the spe- cial travel in proportion to the volume of waste collected from each customer. "Regular service" is defined as year-around service on at least a weekly basis. (d) Bin delivery charge. In addition to the residential and commercial base rates, bin delivery shall be charged to the customer in the following manner. For each bin a delivery fee of $50.31 ($51.07) shall be charged to cover the round trip cost of delivery and eventual removal of the bin by the fran- chisee. This charge may be made payable in advance of delivery. This charge may be increased by any special travel charge applicable to the customer's request for delivery. (e) Fees for unloading at transfer sites or landfills. The following fees shall be collect- ed from the public for unloading at transfer sites or landfills, and such fees shall cover the handling, transfer,, hauling, and ultimate disposal activities. (1) Minimum fee. The minimum fee for unloading shall be $7.53 ($8.34) for the equivalent of two [2) cans or standard con- tainers; $11.96 ($12.70) for the equivalent of three (3) cans; and $15,70 ($16.51) for the -equivalent of four [4) cans. (2) Vehicle unloading fee. When waste is unloaded from vehicles and such waste exceeds in amount the equivalent of four (4) cans or standard containers, then the follow- ing charges shall apply on the basis of vehi- cle size: (1) Station wagon: $16.28 ($16.95); (I) Compact pickup truck: $20.23 ($21.09); (111) Compact pickup truck with sideboards: $25.87 ($26.65);'(IV) Standard-sized pickup truck: $24.71 ($25.72); (V) Standard-sized pickup truck with sideboards: $30.92 ($31.83); (VI) Larger trucks: $17.44 ($18.53) per cubic yard maximum. (3) Fee for unleading large and restricted items. Unusually large items increase the time and effort of disposal, and the following charges shall apply: (I} A washer or dryer standard-sized refrig- erator, single-bed mattress, or similar-sized object: $14.01 ($14.39); (ll) A standard-sized deep freezer, double- bed mattress, or similar-sized object: $25.34 ($26.65) maximum; (111) Each tire sixteen (16') inches or less: $3.11 ($3.16); Each tire seventeen (17') inches to twenty (20") inches: $6.27 ($6.32); Each tire more than twenty (20") inches: $13.91 ($13.95); (IV) Tree stumps shall be unloaded only at landfills, not transfer sites. Each stump twelve (12") inches or less: $20.23 ($20.49); Each stump thirteen (13") to twenty-four (24") inches: $40.51 ($41.20); Each stump more than twenty-four (24') inches: $60.74 [$61.8); (V) Cathode ray tubes and televisions shdl only be accepted at transfer stations. Each cathode ray tube (computer monitor) and television: $3.32 ($3.43); (VI) Other large items not included in this section shall be charged pursuant to sub- section (f) of this section. (4) Compacted loads. Compacted loads shall be permitted only at transfer sites, and ony if the hauler weighs the truck before and afer tipping at the site. Compacted loads shall be charged at the rate of $81.50 ($76.63) per ton. (5) Prohibited items. None of the following items shall be permitted by the franchisee to be unloaded: dead animals; car bodies; tree stumps at transfer sites; explosives; toxic chemicals or any hazardous waste materi- als; except that steel items and car bodies will be accepted free of charge at the Greenville Transfer Site. (f Fee for extra services. Services for which no fee is specified in this chapter shall be considered extra services by the franchisee, and the charges for such services shall be negotiated by the franchisee and customer, subject to being fair and equitable as provid- ed in subsection (a) of this section. SECTION 2. Effective Date; Publication; Codification. This ordinance shall become effective 30 days after its date of final adoption. It shall be published in all newspapers of general circulation in Plumes County published by the Feather River Publishing Company with- in 15 days of final adoption. Section 1 of this Ordinance shall be codified, and the remain- der shall be uncodified. Introduced at a regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors onthe 5th day of October, 2010, and passed and adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Plumas State of California, on the 12th day of October, 2010, by the following vote: AYES: Supervisors Simpson, Oisen, Thrall NOES: SuperviSors Swoftord, Meacher ABSENT: None Is/Sharon J. Thrall Chair, Board of Supervisors Attest: /s/Nancy L. Dafomo Clerk of the Board of Supervisors Published: FRB, IVR, PR, CP OCt. 20, 2010 Bowler shoots big When Dennie Wright ar- rived at La Sierra Lanes to bowl in the Thursday Night Special league Oct. 7, he was in a somewhat down mood. It was seeming like he couldn't bowl as well this season as last year. That was about to change. His first game was a "not to shabby" 197. AVright's second game start- ed with a spare and a strike, followed by an open, making it seem like he was going to have another game like the first. Then things started to click, and Wright had strikes in every frame for a 255 game. In bowling parlance, he went off the sheet. Starting the third game w.th a couple of spares, the op- position thought Wright had cooled Off for the night. Sur- prise! Wright struck every frame from there to earn a 278 game. After the dust settled, Wright had recorded a career- high 730 series. So far, Wright has the sea- son-high series and is tied with Bob Heard of Greenville for the high game. Since the bowling season runs into April, there will be plenty of opportunities for oth- ers to make an assault on Wright's series. A chili day of.fishing Michael Condon Staff Writer Internet@plurnasnews.com One of my favorite places in Plumas County is Lakes Basin. My wife and I often go there to enjoy the beautiful hikes or do a little fishing. Lakes Basin is a popular area and some summer week- ends the more popular lakes can be a bit on the crowded side. This time of year howev- er the crowds are gone. One • day recently I loaded the kayak in the truck and headed up for a day of fishing. Kayaks (or canoes) are per- fect for Lakes Basin. Only a few of the many lakes have boat ramps. I have used my • float tube up there but mobili- ty is limited with a tube. If there is one downside to Lakes Basin, it is the wind. Float tubes don't travel well into a wind. Kayaks on the other hand do just fine. It was warm in Quincy the morning I headed up to the Basin. It was cloudy but the weather forecast called for clearing skies. Shorts and san- dals seemed like" appropriate attire. There was just on problem. _The skies never did clear• In fact, the Lakes Basin was shrouded in clouds all day. It was windy, Cold, and drizzly• The shorts and sandals were not a good idea and the kayak never left the back of the truck• My wife and I bought kayaks for our anniversary a couple years ago. With so many lakes in Plumas County, the kayaks may be one of the best invest- ments we ever made. I do have one suggestion for accessorizinga kayak• I fig- ured a fly rod holder would be an essential addition. I mount- ed mine far enough forward so my fly rod would not be in the way while paddling. What I learned on a recent trip to Echo Lake just north of Chester: When a fish strikes, that instinctive lunge to grab the almost out of reach fly rod can have unintended consequences. As itturns out, the salesman's claim that this particular model of kayak was nearly impossible to capsize is a bit overstated. I might re- think where that rod holder is mounted. But this day was chilly enough I decided to leave the kayak inthe truck and fish from shore. Here are a few of my favorite Lakes Basin fish- ing spots. I started at Upper Salmon Lake. I don't fish here often because of the crowds. I fig- ured it would be quiet this day. Much to my surprise, the parking lot was full. If anyone was fishing, I could not see them through the thick mist. My guess is that the guests were all crowd- ed around the fireplace in the lodge• This is a "put and take" fish- ery and is popular for a good reason. It has lots of fat rain- bows and brook trout. I did not visit Lower Salmon Lake on this trip. The two lakes are connected by Salmon Creek. If you don't mind a short walk in favor of uncrowded conditions, Lower Salmon is an excellent choice. This is a great lake for the float tuber. I moved on to one of the more popular lakes in the area, Lower Sardine Lake -- the only place I saw other peo- ple fishing. There were two prams with electric motors trolling silently in the mist. I talked to a couple anglers who were doing well from shore. I thought I would give that a try and I was quickly in- to a couple of fish. I moved on again because I wanted to sample as much of the area as I could and I thought a hike might help me stay warm. I struck off cross- country with my four-legged fishing buddy Sierra to find a "new-to-us" route to Salmon Creek. Sometimes cross-country treks can lead to seldom-fished spots along creeks or even the occasional beaver pond loaded with brook trout. (There are a couple of those in Lakes Basin.) This trek turned out to be a bit longer than anticipated and the open track I was on eventually gave way to thick brush that my shorts and san-. dais were not well suited for. We turned back. I was cold and a bit wet by the time I got back to my truck. It was lunchtime. This was a problem with an obvi- ous solution. I needed a bowl of chili; not the cold bread, cheese and salami I had brought with me. So T headed down to Bas- sett's Station just a few miles down the hill on Highway 49. Maybe it was just because I was cold and had such a crav- ing for some warm chili at that point, but that bowl of chili is now on my list of all time best chili meals. It is second only to a bowl of chili I had many years ago at the Steamboat Inn on the North Fork of the Umpqua River in Oregon. Steamboat Inn is legendary among steelhead fly fishers, as is the North Fork of the Umpqua River• What I remem- ber most (perhaps because I got skunked by the steelhead) is that chili on a cold after- noon. Now warmed and refreshed, Sierra and I headed back to the lakes• Sierra doesn't eat chili but she was happy witha couple pieces of jerky. I always take some jerky when I go fishing. That may be what Sierra likes most about fishing. Our next stop was Gold Lake. The normally full camp- ground was deserted except for one fisherman. He was a retired fellow from Tahoe. He had his tent, his canoe and a nice campfire. Just the basics -- the very sweet basics. We talked awhile. He told me where he lad been catch- ing fish. I thanked him for sharing his campfire and moved on to fish. The water temperature at TOld Lake was in the mid 50s. he lake had turned over as I suspect post of the lakes in the area have. When that happens fish will come up out of the deeper water and cruise the shallow water looking for food. That is good news for bank anglers. It didn't take long to catch a few more fish from the shore. Even though it was cold and damp, Sierra and I had a great day. I did manage to bring home a couple fish for dinner. I pan fried them and served them with a meuniere sauce. (Good thing this is a newspaper col: umn and not a talk show be- cause I don't have a clue how to pronounce that. I just know it tastes good.). But the best tneal of the day .... that had to be the warm chili• Ilt|l!l:!000000lfflllll I NIIll|HBll]Jlill1[lll00lllll miBlailillllllBaill[ill00H];00 00l00-m|i00lNill |00T[ir " .... :