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Captain Compassion
06-11-2009, 06:08 PM
Mrs. Compassion and I decided to take a tour of the area and hit some places we have fished this year and some the we have not and take a few pictures. We made stops at West. Carson River Hyw 89 bridge, Red Lake, Hope Valley, Markleeville, East. Carson River, Heenan Lake, Monitor Pass, Little Walker River, West. Walker River and Topaz Lake.

First stop was the W. Carson at the Hwy 89 bridge. It was a beautiful morning with the river running clear and down to a manageable level. There were more artists there then fishermen or fish. The next stop was Red. The lake was cold and windy. :( and full of Brookies. :) Fished from the dam for 45 minutes and caught 12 brookies all on a 1/4 oz gold Kastmaster. Next stop the W. Carson at Hope Valley CG. Just a couple days ago there were 3 large LCT in the honey hole but today there were gone. :'( The river is in beautiful shape here but with little or no fish. Next down to Markleeville where we stopped at The Deli for lunch then headed up 89 to check out the E. Carson River. Stopped just above Hangmans bridge and found the river high but clearing. It should be fish able in the larger pools but we didn't try. Next stop Heenan Lake and Monitor Pass where we stopped to take a few pictures. No fishing at Heenan to September. One of my favorite all time lakes. Can't wait. His US 395 and headed south with our next stop the Little Walker River. The Little Walker was high and clear and my 1/4 oz gold and black Panther Martin brought no response. Back north on 395 to the W. Walker River Bridge. Fished around 100 yards below the bridge and was rewarded with 4 bows including a 14 inch holdover on the PM. Here the West Walker is high and fairly clear and is fish able From the confluence of the Little Walker to down below Chris Flat CG. In the canyon the river is still out of shape. Stopped to take a look at Topaz Lake. It looks to be as full as I have ever seen it. The was a wonderful day in wonderful country with a wonderful woman.

CC

W. Carson @ 89 Bridge
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/061109-01.jpg

Pretty as a Picture
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/061109-02.jpg

First Red Lake Brook
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/061109-03.jpg

Another of Many
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/061109-04.jpg

Hope Valley
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/061109-05.jpg

What's For Lunch
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/061109-06.jpg

E. Carson Still High
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/061109-07.jpg

Heenan Lake Waits
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/061109-08.jpg

See You in September
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/061109-09.jpg

Almost to the Pass
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/061109-10.jpg

Sinkyard Valley
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/061109-11.jpg

Little Walker no Dice
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/061109-12.jpg

W. Walker Bow
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/061109-13.jpg

A Hold Over
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/061109-14.jpg

Canyon is Still Blown Out
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/061109-15.jpg

Topaz is Full
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/061109-16.jpg

hammerdog
06-11-2009, 06:18 PM
Great report and I always enjoy your photos- thanks

stonesfan
06-11-2009, 06:30 PM
Hey CC, do you keep any of the Brook's, or do they all go back
to fight another day? Love your Pic's, Oh, BTW, What was 4 Lunch... ;)


Stones [smiley=rollingstones.gif]Fan

Captain Compassion
06-11-2009, 06:43 PM
Stoney my freezer currently holds ice out brooks and hold over Topaz bows so back these guys went. The wife had a Chief's Salad and I had Coffee and a Chocolate Chip Cookie.

CC

fishwish
06-11-2009, 07:14 PM
Beauty
Imagined being there. Most of us don't get out fishin as much as you CC. Great tour. I can only someday hope to achieve your status of trout bum ;D
Today, I could only manage a 1/2 hr lunch break quick fish. donner cr. I was about to give up when a fish assaulted my bobber. Switched my rig and fooled the 15" colorful bow on a pheasant tail behind prince.
Kept me smilin' all afternoon.

cgagex3
06-11-2009, 07:37 PM
Possible Sunday trip again Richard, this one may be a solo trip. Great photo journal trip as always, I almost feel like I have been there before,,,,, oh yeah I have.
Soon my friend, very soon. ;D

CG

Captain Compassion
06-11-2009, 07:54 PM
Saturday is taken up by Mrs. C. Sunday? I can do Sunday. :) Let me know.

CC

dboucree
06-11-2009, 08:22 PM
Life is good. keep livin' the dream captain! great pictures and post! thank you 8-)

MattMan
06-11-2009, 08:35 PM
You know Captain, sometimes it seems I work too much, suddenly realizing it's been weeks since I've been fishing. Then I switch on the Sniffer and you take me on a beautiful little tour of great trout country. And suddenly the world is right again. ;) ;D

Thanks for your pics, your report and the tour. ;)

sensaephan
06-11-2009, 08:40 PM
nice report.....
I was at Caples today and manage a few small ones. Was going to stop by Red, but after being stuck for almost an hour due to the construction on 88, it was getting late and rainy, so just went home.

troutslayer9
06-11-2009, 09:15 PM
missed my trp up this week but with a report like that Iwas feelin it

fat_fish
06-11-2009, 09:43 PM
nice cc-i'll b @ red & caples sat. w/my fam....i love the sandy holdover.

ff

GOLDENTROUT
06-11-2009, 09:48 PM
Sweet post Capt. I would love to live in a cabin back in the trees in that first pic. I got a sneak boat for lakes like Heenan. I cant wait, Ive never been.

Mackattack
06-11-2009, 10:17 PM
So besides the pic of Mrs. C walking up the crick at HV CG(which is my favorite) the one of Sinkyard Valley,was that at the overlook or before ?

Mackattack

dboucree
06-11-2009, 10:44 PM
i could not stop looking between the first picture and the sinkyard valley pic....again i say, amazing! :o

troutfan
06-12-2009, 01:26 AM
Thanks for that updated Topaz shot CC. It may prove very useful! ;)

Captain Compassion
06-12-2009, 06:19 AM
Thanks for that updated Topaz shot CC. *It may prove very useful! ;)

If you thinking what I'm thinking you may be right. Here is a picture you may find even more useful.

http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/061109-20.jpg

CC

Captain Compassion
06-12-2009, 07:12 AM
Sweet post Capt. I would love to live in a cabin back in the trees in that first pic. I got a sneak boat for lakes like Heenan. I cant wait, Ive never been.


Sneak boat for Heenan? Want a guide? :) 8-)

CC

Captain Compassion
06-12-2009, 07:32 AM
So besides the pic of Mrs. C walking up the crick at HV CG(which is my favorite) the one of Sinkyard Valley,was that at the overlook or before ?

I mis spoke it's Slinkyard. It's about 1/2 mile below the overlook on the eastern side of the pass.

CC

TJ_Perkins
06-12-2009, 08:00 AM
Nice pics as always CC I really wish I could fish a often as you. Thanks for always sharing your adventures.

Jetspray
06-12-2009, 08:50 AM
Looks like Topaz has come up more in the last week. Great report CC and photo ops are good too. Might give Topaz a try next week after my dad leaves, I would take him out but he is in no condition doing so at the present time (very upsetting to say the least).......Jetspray

untalan1
06-12-2009, 03:59 PM
Richard great pics of those local fishing areas .Will be up for the fourth of july.Hope to get to fish with you ,will contact you when I'm up there.Efren

wefish5
06-12-2009, 07:16 PM
such beautiful pictures/scenery .... thank you Mr & Mrs C.

LuckyIrishFan
06-12-2009, 07:41 PM
Great pics Capt!!! Thanks for sharing. FISH ON!

atavuss
06-12-2009, 07:49 PM
nice report.....
I was at Caples today and manage a few small ones. Was going to stop by Red, but after being stuck for almost an hour due to the construction on 88, it was getting late and rainy, so just went home.

where is the construction at?
Captain,
thanks for the tour!

Captain Compassion
06-12-2009, 07:52 PM
where is the construction at?
Captain,
thanks for the tour!


As of Yesterday the construction was just west of Carson Pass. Shouldn't be a problem on the weekend.

CC

GOLDENTROUT
06-12-2009, 11:02 PM
Sweet post Capt. I would love to live in a cabin back in the trees in that first pic. I got a sneak boat for lakes like Heenan. I cant wait, Ive never been.


Sneak boat for Heenan? Want a guide? :) 8-)

CC

Yes, yes I do sir. *;D Can I use my 5 or 10 hp 4 stroke at Heenan or just my elec. ?

Jetspray
06-13-2009, 06:35 AM
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/wa/region2/heenan.html


Take a look, I don't think so.....Jetspray

Captain Compassion
06-13-2009, 06:52 AM
Sweet post Capt. I would love to live in a cabin back in the trees in that first pic. I got a sneak boat for lakes like Heenan. I cant wait, Ive never been.


Sneak boat for Heenan? Want a guide? :) 8-)

CC

Yes, yes I do sir. *;D Can I use my 5 or 10 hp 4 stroke at Heenan or just my elec. ?


Only the electric Justin. Makes for a quiet lake.

CC

bigdewy
06-13-2009, 07:04 AM
Great report and pictureshttp://www.pic4ever.com/images/photosmile.gif as always! http://www.pic4ever.com/images/thankyou.gif
Maybe there is an opportunity for a Heenanfest sometime?http://www.pic4ever.com/images/grouphugg.gif

GoneCountry
06-13-2009, 07:33 AM
3 words I LOVE IT ..............Your pics and stories of your travels recharge me..........and remind me how lucky I am to be alive and live the experience Just somethin about that altitude the air campfire water the PEOPLE

rc mckokanee
06-13-2009, 08:52 AM
great pics! i have been going to those areas since i was in high school, even remember going deer hunting on horseback outside of markleeville, but the view i remember most is when i went on my honeymoon ( a week long camping trip to break my wife into camping) and we went over monitor pass and that view of the slinkard valley was one of the most impressive views i ever saw. i called it slanted valley back then in 1981. we sat there and just gazed at it for 45 minutes. my wife fished for trout for the first time on the walker just west of hwy 395 at that little turnout on hwy 108. it was at that spot she was hooked into trout fishing. thanks for the pics, brings back great memories