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Captain Compassion
01-10-2019, 06:03 PM
Jetspray, JB Fishing and I decided to return to the East Shore on Topaz where we had opened a week ago. We arrived at 0600 with clear skies, little wind and temps in the mid 20s. It was a beautiful day but the fishing was a little slow. We managed 3 fish to the shore. All three were silver holdover bows. Jeff kept all three for the smoker. There were few others on the shore. The crowds of last week had melted away like ice cream in the summer sun.

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East Side - Douglas County Park.
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Some Fish
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Where Did Everybody Go?
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Jetspray
01-11-2019, 04:58 AM
The southeast shore of the park is productive at times, but the fish are still schooling looking for food. The moss is all black so pickings are slim for them. I had quite a few takedowns and lost bait but no takers this time...….Jetspray

Fish-on
01-11-2019, 05:08 AM
You guys must eat a lot of fish. Every time I see a report it seems you have a few pictures of fish. Good for you. I wish all my fishing adventures were as productive!

jb fishing
01-11-2019, 02:28 PM
My wife likes smoked trout so I smoke the fish we keep!! They make nice gifts for friends and family

Jetspray
01-11-2019, 02:51 PM
You guys must eat a lot of fish. Every time I see a report it seems you have a few pictures of fish. Good for you. I wish all my fishing adventures were as productive!Jeff is very good at his smoking technique, it is not shoe leather dry and it has an excellent taste, he knows what he is doing. I imagine all of those years living in Half Moon Bay and fishing has given him a large amount of education on how to treat fish to make them into an excellent treat to eat...….Jetspay


BTW you are always welcome to join us...

Fish-on
01-12-2019, 08:21 AM
Thanks. Maybe bext time I’m in the area I’ll give you a heads up. My wife’s family has a ranch in Gardenerville that we go to a few times a year. Sometimes I use it as home base and camp out there for a weekend and fish the lakes and rivers along HWY 89 and the Walker. You guys have some great fishing close to home. I live in Sacramento so it is only about an hour and a half away.

skylark65
01-12-2019, 03:42 PM
Jeff is very good at his smoking technique, it is not shoe leather dry and it has an excellent taste, he knows what he is doing. I imagine all of those years living in Half Moon Bay and fishing has given him a large amount of education on how to treat fish to make them into an excellent treat to eat...….Jetspay


BTW you are always welcome to join us...
what kind of wood do you use? if you don't mind me asking.

jb fishing
01-12-2019, 04:29 PM
Apple and sometime Alder but mostly apple

Captain Compassion
01-12-2019, 05:27 PM
Reports are that two anglers drowned at Topaz today. Three anglers went out in a 10 foot paddle boat that capsized. One hung on to the boat. No floatation devices and water temps in the 30s. Very sad.

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Jetspray
01-12-2019, 05:50 PM
what kind of wood do you use? if you don't mind me asking.As Jeff has stated alder with an extra dose of apple. Mostly you want to use a fruit wood with some of the things you prepare the fish in. Many of the brines have brown sugar added heavily, some do not. I prefer dry rubs with sweetness added......Jetspray

Jetspray
01-12-2019, 06:03 PM
Re-post from Nevadablue on FinAddicts

I was fishing in the Park today and the fishing was slow, I caught two nice ones. At about 10:00 am I see these three lugheads park right next to me and they proceeded to all three(200lb.+) get into a ten foot plastic paddleboat. I thought what fools to go out in that boat. About one and a half hours later they were fishing in front of me when one of the guys goes over the side. His buddies panicked and proceeded to capsize the boat. One guy clung to the boat, the first guy was never seen again and the third guy starts swimming towards us. He probably swam 500 yards and we were yelling at him to keep paddling and not give up. About 250' out he went down for the last time. It was the most horrific scene I've ever witnessed. To watch a man die right in front of you is something I won't get out of my head for a long time. The cops made me hang out for three hours since I was an eyewitness. These guys were obviously stupid and probably high but two of them paid the ultimate price. Very sad. I just wish i could have done something for the one that drowned right in front of me.https://imageshack.com/a/img924/2851/TWD2B0.jpghttps://imageshack.com/a/img924/3143/VdnfN0.jpghttps://imageshack.com/a/img922/4314/VXKdl2.jpghttps://imageshack.com/a/img924/5387/ILyQaB.jpghttps://imageshack.com/a/img924/2093/x6iOgO.jpghttps://imageshack.com/a/img922/3103/pLRiGL.jpghttps://imageshack.com/a/img921/9652/mVZuBQ.jpghttps://imageshack.com/a/img923/9057/2H6PnJ.jpg

Jetspray
01-13-2019, 07:27 AM
Douglas County Park is closed until investigations are complete...….Jetspray

CatchMo
01-13-2019, 10:59 AM
That is one sad story. So sorry for you having to witness.

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harry_lime
01-13-2019, 11:30 AM
I fished Topaz yesterday. As we were heading back to the launch ramp around 11:45 I saw what I thought to be 2 or 3 guys piled into a very small boat riding very low in the water, about 200 yards to our east. Not quite believing what I was seeing, I pointed it out to my buddy. There were two other boats closer to them than we were so I figured they were all together and let it go. We saw the ambulance leaving the lake while having lunch at the Lodge, then passed several search-rescue and related vehicles heading south on 395 on our return trip and I then began to piece it together, before it hit the news and I knew for sure... Sad, really sad.

Jetspray
01-13-2019, 11:57 AM
That is one sad story. So sorry for you having to witness.

Well it was not me this time but Tony (Nevadablue) did and I know what he is going through. I just re-posted what he wrote and saw.....Jetspray

MtnFisher
01-13-2019, 12:02 PM
Very sad and even more so when it was very preventable. No PFDs + ice cold water temps = tragedy.

I read of an older incident in which a lady lost her labrador retriever while it was fetching a stick in Topaz. Seems there is a whirlpool effect when the lake is being drawn down or drained. Again a dog PFD might have saved that dog??

https://mynews4.com/news/local/dog-lost-to-whirlpool-in-topaz-lake

Jetspray
01-13-2019, 12:04 PM
I fished Topaz yesterday. As we were heading back to the launch ramp around 11:45 I saw what I thought to be 2 or 3 guys piled into a very small boat riding very low in the water, about 200 yards to our east. Not quite believing what I was seeing, I pointed it out to my buddy. There were two other boats closer to them than we were so I figured they were all together and let it go. We saw the ambulance leaving the lake while having lunch at the Lodge, then passed several search-rescue and related vehicles heading south on 395 on our return trip and I then began to piece it together, before it hit the news and I knew for sure... Sad, really sad.Saturday was when this happened and Tony witnessed it, if the boat was orange as the one in the picture, you to saw the group of three who had that happen to them. Saturday is a busy day on the lake and I hardly ever fish weekends due to that. Tony is also new to retirement, and he does fish at times with friends on the weekends. By the time you were at the lodge everything had gone down I am sure of that. I feel sorry for the loss and their families as well as anyone that was there or participated in the recovery of those who lost their lives......Jetspray

Jetspray
01-13-2019, 12:06 PM
Very sad and even more so when it was very preventable. No PFDs + ice cold water temps = tragedy.

I read of an older incident in which a lady lost her labrador retriever while it was fetching a stick in Topaz. Seems there is a whirlpool effect when the lake is being drawn down or drained. Again a dog PFD might have saved that dog??

https://mynews4.com/news/local/dog-lost-to-whirlpool-in-topaz-lakeThat area is in the vicinity of the whirl pool but it is not there this time of year, the water is too low. Safety was completely ignored as well as common sense from what I understand happened. The investigation continues, and the park is closed......Jetspray

skylark65
01-13-2019, 12:06 PM
Apple and sometime Alder but mostly apple
thank you

skylark65
01-13-2019, 12:07 PM
As Jeff has stated alder with an extra dose of apple. Mostly you want to use a fruit wood with some of the things you prepare the fish in. Many of the brines have brown sugar added heavily, some do not. I prefer dry rubs with sweetness added......Jetspray
thanks

skylark65
01-13-2019, 12:12 PM
wow, that's horrible. i hate hearing stories like that. i'm a good swimmer, but I always have a pfd on when I'm on my pontoon or float tube......very sad

Jetspray
01-13-2019, 12:35 PM
wow, that's horrible. i hate hearing stories like that. i'm a good swimmer, but I always have a pfd on when I'm on my pontoon or float tube......very sadSwimming is not the question for that, the nighttime temps hit the double digit range at the lower end, that makes the water about a foot down close to freezing, then as you get closer to 7 feet down you get a somewhat warmer range as the heat rises, that layer is below the person who falls in. First you struggle even with a pfd on due to panic somewhat, if you still are afloat your arms and legs begin to freeze first and work towards your core, legs and arms stop, then your core stops. There is no question about the result even if you have a PFD on or not, you need rescue and you need immediate attention for hypothermia, or end of story...…..Jetspray

Don - Nevada
01-13-2019, 12:52 PM
Copied from the story at www.casonnow.org

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has identified those involved in a fatal boating accident that happened Saturday at Topaz Lake.The deceased have been identified as Burt Pederson of Sparks. Jesse Gregory, also of Sparks, remains missing as of late Sunday morning as is presumed to have drowned.
Scott Wise was also involved in the accident, in which the boat they were in capsized, was taken Carson Valley Medical Center. Wise was released from CVMC after treatment.

Jetspray
01-13-2019, 01:04 PM
Copied from the story at www.casonnow.org (http://www.casonnow.org)

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has identified those involved in a fatal boating accident that happened Saturday at Topaz Lake.The deceased have been identified as Burt Pederson of Sparks. Jesse Gregory, also of Sparks, remains missing as of late Sunday morning as is presumed to have drowned.
Scott Wise was also involved in the accident, in which the boat they were in capsized, was taken Carson Valley Medical Center. Wise was released from CVMC after treatment.My question of the whole incident who was the owner of the plastic boat and ultimately responsible for the loss of life, I pay a bunch of cash for the insurance and responsibility of my boat. I have a 750 limit on my boat, myself I weigh 330 lbs, my kicker is about 140 lbs, that leaves me with 280 and I have extra gear in the boxes, so I can only fish with one other person and their gear......Jetspray

Jetspray
01-13-2019, 01:16 PM
thanksThe main thing is vacuum work with anything you use to treat the flesh of the fish. When you vacuum seal anything with either liquid or solid (dry rubs) you infuse the flavor of what you like to eat. I personally do not like liquids because they are mostly ketchup based or tomato based, so I like most of the dry rubs or anything without the ketchup base...…..Jetspray

Jetspray
01-13-2019, 05:37 PM
Copied from the story at www.carsonow.org (http://www.carsonow.org/)

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has identified those involved involved in a fatal boating accident that happened Saturday at Topaz Lake.

The deceased have been identified as Burt Pederson of Sparks. Jesse Gregory, also of Sparks, remains missing as of late Sunday morning as is presumed to have drowned.

Scott Wise was also involved in the accident, in which the boat they were in capsized, was taken Carson Valley Medical Center. Wise was released from CVMC after treatment.


They found the second guy today in 22' of water.
http://www.ktvn.com/story/39779447/two-still-missing-after-boat-capsizes-in-topaz-lake

skylark65
01-14-2019, 04:45 PM
Swimming is not the question for that, the nighttime temps hit the double digit range at the lower end, that makes the water about a foot down close to freezing, then as you get closer to 7 feet down you get a somewhat warmer range as the heat rises, that layer is below the person who falls in. First you struggle even with a pfd on due to panic somewhat, if you still are afloat your arms and legs begin to freeze first and work towards your core, legs and arms stop, then your core stops. There is no question about the result even if you have a PFD on or not, you need rescue and you need immediate attention for hypothermia, or end of story...…..Jetspray


that's good information to know, thanks for sharing

Jetspray
01-14-2019, 07:52 PM
that's good information to know, thanks for sharingI took so many safety courses over my working years your head would spin, my personal favorite was the 4 times I went to Texas A & M for fire school, really cool stuff and I had a good time......Jetspray




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Echetino
01-16-2019, 11:42 AM
I was fishing with my son that morning and we saw these guys pulling in to Topaz, as we were pulling out, and I remember doing a double-take when I saw their boat. It's a sad situation to lose people, so I hope their families can find comfort in some way. And I'm hopeful the witnesses can find some peace of mind after watching something like that. Be safe and aware out there everyone, things can happen fast.

MtnFisher
01-16-2019, 05:03 PM
Avoid cotton clothing in those temps, one never knows when they might get wet. I wear wool socks, and wool baselayers if it's real cold. Hypothermia can set in even if you make it to shore, and might be stranded.

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Jetspray
01-17-2019, 04:30 AM
I was fishing with my son that morning and we saw these guys pulling in to Topaz, as we were pulling out, and I remember doing a double-take when I saw their boat. It's a sad situation to lose people, so I hope their families can find comfort in some way. And I'm hopeful the witnesses can find some peace of mind after watching something like that. Be safe and aware out there everyone, things can happen fast.Tony is a pretty strong fella, he and his friend Jim went back a couple of days later and fished the north end. Tony is a long time resident of Nevada. It is just sad that sort of thing happens, I too feel for their families loss.....Jetspray

Jetspray
01-17-2019, 04:35 AM
Avoid cotton clothing in those temps, one never knows when they might get wet. I wear wool socks, and wool baselayers if it's real cold. Hypothermia can set in even if you make it to shore, and might be stranded.

Sent from my SM-G965U using TapatalkHypothermia can happen quickly, I remember a few years back at being at Pyramid and we visited at friend who was fishing the nets on a ladder. He came in to talk to us and was hypothermic. I helped him into his truck after he stripped off his waders and he was soaked. He did not realize how bad his condition was. I just think they all three were exposed. If you dip a leg or get your feet wet you can be exposed because the cold does not go away and your blood pumps cold to your core and causes hypothermia to set in...….Jetspray