View Full Version : Heenan and Beyond 09/12/09 (Pics)

Captain Compassion
09-12-2009, 12:05 PM
Wolfden and Wolfcub Nick arrived at the North Minden staging area at 0630. I pile my stuff aboard the War Wagon and head out on 88. A couple of miles up the road I notice in the seat beside me bananas. Aren't bananas bad luck for fishing? Wolfden informs me "only for trolling". We'll see. Arrived at Heenan shortly after 0700. First we fished the dam with Kastmasters and plastics to no effect. Saw cruising trout and some feeding near the surface. Fished up the shore to the lone pine tree with the same result. The lake is in excellent shape with weeds not that much of a problem for shore fishing. There is algae on the surface that may give the fly guys a problem. It didn't seem all that crowded. We saw no one else catch any fish. We decided to look for other fishing opportunities. Over Monitor pass and up the West Walker. We checked several spots along 395 ant they didn't look promising. Checked out the Little Walker and decided to pass. Up 108 where we stopped at Pickle Meadow. Here we found some trout. Panther Martins and small plastics got trout for everyone. These were late season DFG stockers. Chunky and aggressive. Back to 395 and down the River. We made a stop at Chris Flat and found more trout. These were a combo of DFG fish and Alper super stockers. PMs and plastics worked here as well. After around 45 minutes of action approaching thunder storms put the action off and drove us from the river. We kept 4 fat Alpers for the table. Thanks for the ride Todd. Bet you are glad you are back where it doesn't cost thousands of Euros just to wet a line. ::) Nick it' was nice to see you again. You are getting to be quite a fisherman. A wonderful day for all.



Todd, Nick and the War Wagon

Trying the Dam

A peak at the Sun

At the Lone Pine Tree

Trout @ Pickle Meadow.

One for Nick

Pickle Bow

Super Stocker

One for Nick

A Threatening Sky

4 For Dinner

Racing the Storm

09-12-2009, 12:16 PM
CC, I enjoyed your story and pics. It's always good to hear stories of someone landing fish while I'm at work wishing I was out there fishing. Oh well, till the next story...FISH ON!

09-12-2009, 06:12 PM
Loved the story of the bannanas and the pics were great. Thanks

09-13-2009, 12:16 AM
Hey Richard ,I agree with Todd on the bananas,.When my brother brought bananas on our epic fishing trip and you found them in the cooler over labor weekend I told that only applys on boats.I guess I was right, It didn't stop us from catching and releasing 50 plus fish that day LOL.Efren

09-13-2009, 12:18 AM
looks like a fun trip! was there any thunder and lightning or just rain? it rained pretty good Friday when we were in the boat at Caples. made the bite red hot!

Captain Compassion
09-13-2009, 01:58 AM
Lots of lightning with wind and rain. We even saw a few small lightning fires up in the Pine Nuts east of the Antelope Valley.


09-13-2009, 03:55 AM
nice cc.