View Full Version : West Carson + ICR 10/18/18

Captain Compassion
10-18-2018, 05:09 PM
Weather on the East Side has been gorgeous. Mornings in the low to mid 20s warming to the low 70s. Bright sun and lite winds. CDFW was reporting a stock on the West and East Carson. JB Fishing and I went up to take a look.

Arrived at the 89 Bridge on the West Carson shortly after 0800. A low sun and a little frost turned all into a fairy landscape. The river was very low with no indication of a stock. We went back down stream to Crystal Springs to find the same lack of fish. As plan "B" we headed over to ICR.

We arrived at ICR at 0845 and set up on the North shore. We fish4ed until 1230 bringing only 3 fish to the shore. What the fish lacked in numbers thay made up in size. The were Rainbows of 6#, 5.5# and 4.5#. All fish came on Green Gulp. My 6# fish was #100 for the year and this years bigest Rainbow. Jeff's 5.5# fish was his biggest bow of the year. All in all a very good day.

On our way back home we stopped by Woodsfords to pick up a couple of Lottery tickets. It seem that most of Western Nevada had the same idea. Not wanting to wait in the long line we headed on home. I guess I didn't need $900 million all that much. Thanks for the ride Jeff. Next week.


West Carson.







Trout - Few But Big.



For the Smoker.

Got Lotto?

jb fishing
10-18-2018, 05:42 PM
Surely was a good day indeed Richard !! Its not everyday we both catch our biggest rainbow of the year !

10-18-2018, 07:40 PM
Wow those are indeed some fine beauties for the smoker. Thanks for the report Captain and as always, the great pics! Hey jb, keep wearing that lucky cap!

10-18-2018, 07:59 PM
Congrats on those nice fish CC. We spent the night just outside of Bridgeport and the lady at the motel said it was 18 this morning. You're right, the weather on the east side is just about perfect and our drive home over Sonora Pass was wonderful.

10-19-2018, 11:48 AM
Nice going fellas and it looks like you had a nice ride around too....Jetspray