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Captain Compassion
10-02-2009, 12:55 PM
Arrived at Caples spillway with Jetspray and SupaFly Kiwi Guy at around 0800. The brother/sister team of Chimp and Skink were all ready there. Fished with flies, Kastmasters, Gulp and plastics. We caught some small bows and beautiful colored brooks. Finally Mark hooks one. Not the biggist but a beautiful Nebraska bow of near 5 pounds. Another fisherman hooked a nice one off the spillway and I was able to net it for him and I only had to wade up to my knees. ::) The wind came and we decided to move to Red. On the way Dave and I stopped off to take a peek at the Caples ramp. The road down is now all paved and so is the parking lot. A workman there told that only lines need to be painted and it will be good to go in the spring. We fished Red but it was really quite windy. We did manage 2 brooks. We soon left and Dave and I headed back to the Carson Valley. Dave, Gareth, Patti and Mark it was nice fishing with you. Untill next time....

But wait theres more. :)

I arrived home about 1:00 and found a PM waiting for me from a board member stating that there may be a fresh suppily of Donaldsons up on the Carson. What to do. Power nap or more fishing? I was back on the road again shortly after 2:00. Fished the W. Carson around the 89 Bridge. Caught 6 Donaldson bows between 3 and 4 pounds. Across the river and down stream from where I was fishing there was a mom wearing a USC sweatshirt watching his young son fish. They weren't having and luck so I invited them to fish where I was. I certainly couldn't leave a fellow Trojan fan in the lurch. The family was from Riverside and stopped to let their fishing fanatic son fish. Their ultimate destination was Berkley and the big game. I gave the kid what was working for me and he soon C&Rd 3 nice bows. It was a wonderful day. Next week Pyramid. I love October so.

CC

Beautiful Brook for Chimp
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Captain Caddis
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Brook for Jetspray
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Little Bow for the Captain
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Kiwi Guy on the Stump
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Big Guy on for Mark
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Coming In
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Near 5 pounds
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A happy Caples Angler
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Road to Ramp is Paved
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The Parking Lot is Done
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Mark and Patti at Red
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Red Lake Brook
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Friday Traffic Jam Nevada Style
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West Carson Pictures

Donaldson #1
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In the Water
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Another Beauty
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Fat Boy
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SC Mom & Son
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4 pounder for the Road
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Jetspray
10-02-2009, 01:12 PM
It was a great day, nice to see everyone up there. Can't wait for Pyramid, what a warm-up run......Jetspray

GoneCountry
10-02-2009, 11:23 PM
Man* winter is on the way.................Great pics Cap* cant wait to see how long ya hit it* *3 trips a week at least.......* Hope when I retire I am able to to do 2 a week.........but then again thats your back yard wish mine looked like that.

OYD
10-02-2009, 11:54 PM
Nice report.* I sure wish they would begin stocking those large 'bows farther north instead of putting 8 inchers in Boca, Stampede, Jackson Meadows, etc.!! :'(

JimBow
10-03-2009, 01:07 AM
Good pics, looks like Caples getting a lot of pressure. SC?.......That's the only thing that doesn't go with Sierra trout, perhaps the Washington Huskies :) ;D

Captain Compassion
10-03-2009, 01:18 AM
Nice report.* I sure wish they would begin stocking those large 'bows farther north instead of putting 8 inchers in Boca, Stampede, Jackson Meadows, etc.!! :'(

These fish aren't from the DFG but from a private hatchery in Susanville. They also stock these trout in Alamanor.

CC

MontanaN8V
10-03-2009, 01:35 AM
Richard, that is a great post, and looks like a great way to burn a day and 60 bucks in gas! Hope to fish with ya soon, it has been too long.

Trout Tracker
10-03-2009, 09:26 AM
As always.
Great pictures and beautiful fish.
TT

Shawnb
10-03-2009, 11:23 AM
Great report. The kid you helped is going to remember you for the rest of his life.

GutHookd
10-05-2009, 01:33 AM
:) Nice planters. Fishin' is fun, aint it.

Mule Skinner
10-05-2009, 05:22 AM
Where is the new ramp at Caples?
Coming in from Tahoe on 89 then 88.

Past the lodge-ramp ?

Thank,
Dan

Captain Compassion
10-05-2009, 10:02 AM
It is on 88 about a mile east of the dam.

CC