From l the reports I am getting, the lakes here seem to be producing lots of trout. Continental is full of water this year and everyone doing well there using needle fish lures in brown trout patterns and others. The guys in the RV park here went up today and got their limits fairly easily. They use boats and troll and so I have no information as to bank fishing although I think that you can do well from the bank also. Beaver Reservoir near South Fork also producing fish now. Big Meadows remains closed due to the fire and Shaw and Hunter were most likely burned too much to let people back in safely.
The red meat is from the fish diet of mainly freshwater shrimp and I have been known to sample fresh caught fish much as you would eat sushi. Honestly its better than salmon. I would not recommend this to anyone else however, due to possible parasites in the meat.