View Full Version : Red, Caples Again - 10/22/09 (Pics)

Captain Compassion
10-22-2009, 10:34 AM
Jetspray and I arrived at Red Lake at 0800. We fish from the dam with Kastmasters and small plastics. We got no strikes. There were a couple of fly guys out on tubes who caught a couple while we were there. The weather was sunny and calm and it was drop dead beautiful. The lake is still wearing a scum of algae. Arrived at Caples Spillway at 0900. The area where I fished earlier this week was quite crowded. Seems the word is out. ::) Dave and I went further up the shore. We fished with gold Kastmasters, Small plastics and Gulp. We caught 12 trout between us. Mostly Brooks and Bows. We managed two more Husker Bows but they were smaller than earlier this 4# and 5 1/4# respectively. The weather was beautiful. Most of the folks fishing at the spillway were using bait and were getting limits of stocker bows. Stopped on our way home in the Canyon of the West Carson for some fall photos. The colors seem much better here than Hope Valley. Thanks for the photos and net job. Thanks for coming along. Another wonderful day.

CLICK HERE (http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/102209-49.jpg) for Autumn Red

CLICK HERE (http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/102209-50.jpg) for Busy Day at the Spillway


Morning Tubes @ Red

Dave on the Shore

Spillway Crowd

First Bow

Little Guy for Dave

Little Brook

Husker On

5 Pounds of Beauty

Another for Dave

Canyon Colors

10-22-2009, 10:41 AM
Your success almost makes me not want to click on your posts anymore out of pure envy... making me feel like a beginner with all these little 10-12" trout I usually pick up. Nice work (again)!

10-22-2009, 01:06 PM
Thanks for draggin me up to try catching fish, it was a great day for swimmin baits for monsters........Jetspray

10-22-2009, 02:16 PM
Sounds pretty much like my experience yesterday.

dinos marine
10-23-2009, 01:06 AM
i have never seen so many folks fishing that side of caples.
love the pictures of red. love those fall colors!
so is the smoker ready?

10-23-2009, 04:42 AM
Can I ask how you fish those small plastics (tube baits?) I've tried several time and never had much luck with them. Any pointers?


10-23-2009, 07:41 AM
Looks like you are doing fine from the shore. How do the boat launching facilities look for a 16 foot aluminum with the water level where it is? Any information would be appreciated! Thanks

Captain Compassion
10-23-2009, 11:16 AM
The launch ramp at Caples resort closed 10/22. The new ramp won't be open until Spring. Walking or something you can launch from the shore are the only options you have. Caples resort may have boat rentals.


10-24-2009, 06:14 AM
CC - Perfect angle on the "Little Brook" ... GREAT colors! Your pictures and pounds of trout dazzle me! "Dave on the Shore" is great showing terrain to negotiate to get to the water. Important info for an old fart like me. ALL are great shots with my favorite "Canyon Colors." Excellent capture of colors and balanced composition with the significant addition of the human element, Dave, standing there just soaking up the warm sun and the fall mountain atmosphere. WOW! Wish it was me!

"Busy Day at the Spillway" ... another exceptional and appreciated panorama. Richard I'm really enjoying your posts! "Husker On" photo ... was that fish on YOUR line? :o

Captain Compassion
10-24-2009, 09:52 AM
Thanks Yak. "Husker On" was me on the rod and the picture by Dave.


10-24-2009, 02:10 PM
Great report Capt., are those huskers coming on the bait or the lures? Dropped a car topper in on Thursday as well, fished from 1PM to about 6PM and landed 34 for two guys, 5 browns and the rest rainbows, mostly on Gold Kastmasters, was also pulling a trophy stick but only got a few bumps on that. Unfortunately no huskers, all pretty small at about 10" to 13" although the action was quite phenomenal. Would have been perfect fishing for my 7 and 5 year old boys although me and my buddy were camping that night and it hit low 30's easy camping along the E. Carson that night.

Captain Compassion
10-24-2009, 09:34 PM
The Huskers are comming on lures. Look at the picture "Little Brook" for an idea of what I'm using,