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Captain Compassion
06-07-2009, 04:24 PM
Caples has been fishing well and the weather folks said it would be a nicer day so I decided to give it a try. After a brief stop at Red for a photo op reached Caples around 0630. The weather was cool and still with mist on the lake. The water level is now 53 feet at the dam. Fishing was slow at first but once Cgagex3 arrived and the sun warmed up the water the fish started to hit. Fishing the dam Cory and I caught 20 or so bows using gold lures such as Little Cleos, Phoebes and Kastmasters. All were planter bows but they were hard little fighters. We decided to fish the Lake were Woods Creek enters. Parked in the little day use area and walked on down. This is my first time here and it certainly won't be my last. The trail winds down through rocks, a nice green glade and some of the tallest Aspen trees I've ever seen. At the bottom we crossed over a little bridge and fished of the rocks where the creek meets the lake. The small Bows were numerous and agressive. we caught perhaps 40 more between us and doubles were common. It was a beautiful spot. Went briefly back to Red and met up with Hunkfisher. Cgagex3 and the hunk wanted to fish the Creek and I wanted to go home for a power nap. Thanks for showing me the way Cory. Nice seeing your wife and daughter again. Perhaps Mrs. CG will share some of her pictures with us. Let us know how you did Brad.


Troller in the Mist - Red Lake

Caples Mist

First Trout for Cgagex3

Father and Daughter

The White Goes With Trout

One for the Captain

Woods Creek Parking

Woods Creek @ Caples Lake

One for CG

Rainbow Rock

Caples Fatty

Woods Creek Pool

Woods Creek

Old Growth

King James
06-07-2009, 04:43 PM
Nice report.....Those Aspen are wonderfullllllllll.....nice fish..just looked like a great day..thank for the pictures..
Fish On...

06-07-2009, 05:39 PM
Right where Corey is standing is where I hooked that Buck knife last year. Crawdads work there so something that resembles them would work. Nice walk down ain't it Richard!. I like that spot too. Looks like you guys had fun there......Jetspray

Captain Compassion
06-07-2009, 05:45 PM
Nice walk down. A little more timely walking back but not all that bad. Lots of nice stuff to look at when you stop to rest. :) ;) 8-)


06-07-2009, 05:49 PM
Well it was a GREAT DAY! Started a bit late for me than I had hoped (trying to power through a night with friends and some beverage service made 7 am come too soon) made it to red at 10 where I was looking for CG and CC after not seeing the cars planned on walking the Creek at Red for a bit, this is when CG daughter waved me down and pointed me in the right direction, after a short verbal razz session from the Captain and Corey we walked down the Red Creek where two or three LCT teased us and me and Corey caught the same brookie outta our honey hole (poor sob was skinny and hungry) after some info and directions on where to fish Woods Creek me and CG parted ways. After getting to the inlet the skies had become a bit overcast with a slight breeze, the fishing struggled for me I only caught 5 in 30 mins of fishing, all decent planter fish (13-15") think I may have missed the early bite. Wonderful hike like the Captain said those trees were HUGE! Decided off a hunch to head down and fish Caples Creek, first hole I walked into had a large school of suckers but many trout swimming in the safe numbers of the large school. First cast a small thud on the line (using a weightless worm) and I see the school scatter and on the end of my line there was a nice holdover or wild 3 pound Rainbow, he ran me under some branches thank goodness for that 4 pound PLine CXX 8-) fished the hole for another hour catching 8 fish on 9 casts the rest were a mix of browns ( biggest was 2 pounds 17") and 16" bows all were thick and feisty. Walked down the creek aways to the gauging station with only 3 more fish to hand. Fished the spillway for about 40 mins before heading home using a CD-7 Orange Rapala and Blue and Silver Kasmaster of the 1/4 oz variety bringing 20 fish to hand ranging from browns of 11" to brookies of 10". Had a blast short day would have to like to been up there at sun-up (sorry again guys) Last trip for me for a couple of weeks ill be back the weekend of the 27th I have a High School Alumni Game to play in but ill get a day into fish, now its work and coaching in the foggy mist of Arcata (maybe a couple days of springer fishing ::)) Till then boys!

Brad "Hunkfisher"


Captain Compassion
06-07-2009, 06:03 PM
You started slow but came on strong. Way to go Hunk. Catch you next time you're up here. Go Jacks!!


06-07-2009, 06:38 PM
Decided off a hunch to head down and fish Caples Creek,

Been looking at that creek for a while and well glad you walked down to fish and catch for that matter. Good hunch Hunk !


06-07-2009, 06:48 PM
CC I think you were on this boat/trip with the Woods Cr. Brdg. in the back ground ?http://i36.tinypic.com/2vtxlah.jpg


06-07-2009, 06:58 PM
wow! looks like another fun trip! where are all the big'uns at though? too many small planters........... :D

06-07-2009, 08:05 PM
Another beauty of a day up the hill. Shorts and t-shirt weather for those of us who are "cold should hurt" challenged.
Capt, great to see you up that way again. I started off with the hot hand at Caples with the first few fish but he caught up pretty quick
First of the day.
My girl and her long time friend / neighbor Mikey (the boy down the street) were in full bore rock hopping mode.
And somehow nobody got wet.
Meanwhile my wife was off doing her photo commune with nature.
Quick shots.
Then at Woods Creek, I was down first at the water, first 3 casts = 3 fish.
Richard quickly joined in on the fun.
Then off to Red Lake - isn't that the guy that was supposed to meet us at Caples at 7:00am???
Funny my time says 10:30ish. Oh to be young again.

So Hunkfisher and I hit Red creek for one fish each (it may have been the same brookie) Brad glad to see you had a good trip back to Woods and Caples creeks.
See you guys back up there later this month I am sure.


06-07-2009, 08:11 PM
Looks like you guys always are having a great time, it's good that you guys are having a great time cause being outdoors is awesome. Keep on fishing and keep on reporting cause I love reading them. Been wanting to make the trip up but do not want to drive 3 hrs to get skunked...but looks like that won't happen, the only thing holding me back now is the gas prices >:(

06-07-2009, 08:21 PM
Is that Mrs CC in the background ? Sure looks like her and CC sitting just past her on the shore ? If so you guys are so lucky to see her and get close enough to CCs good luck charm !


Captain Compassion
06-07-2009, 08:25 PM
Mrs. C. was not present today.


06-07-2009, 08:46 PM
CG those are some nice pic's, looks like the Ms knows what she is doing. Love that rocky area.....not good on boat bottoms though.....Jetspray

06-07-2009, 08:51 PM
Right on guys!!! That would have been me trolling at Red this morning but I was fortunate enough to be working again! Glad to see you got down to the inlet CC ;) Now you have to hike back to where Immigrant enters ;D ;D ;D Good luck, Eric :)

Captain Compassion
06-07-2009, 09:29 PM
Emigrant should be a piece of cake. All you need to do is walk along the south shore from the spillway. ::) Thanks for your help Eric.


06-07-2009, 09:51 PM
CC thanks 4 the pics and report u make it real hard 4 girl to get any sleep in the city!!! see ya wednesday morning TS9

06-07-2009, 10:15 PM
"We are what we
repeatedly do."
-- Aristotle

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Re: Caples Sunday 06/07 - Pictures
Reply #15 - Today at 22:29:16* Quote Emigrant should be a piece of cake. All you need to do is walk along the south shore from the spillway.

Or I could give you a ride in a boat ? The week I got married in June 2002 we stayed at Caples for a couple nights and this guy showed me his cutts he caught where Red said to go(back in the inlet). I've tried for 7yrs now to no avail.


kokanee slow
06-08-2009, 05:04 AM
Thanks for another great post CC, keep up the good fun!

06-08-2009, 07:09 AM
I was up there sunday. Started at caples at 6am. Fished the bouy line for about 45 min for 1 brook on gold kastmaster. Moved to Red and fished for about an hour. Got several bumps but only managed to stick 1 2bl. Cut. Ran up to the Carson fo a look see but not much going on there so we moved down to Silver. Fished near the dam and landed a small Bow. I was thinking I just might get a grand slam but it was not to be. Left the area about noon and decided to stop at the Foredyce Afterbay. Glad I did, stayed till 6pm. C&R'ed 13 Bows.

06-08-2009, 08:22 AM
Cgagex3 and the hunk wanted to fish the Creek and I wanted to go home for a power nap.

No way Captain ! Even if you were to nod off, I think you still catch fish !

When I go trolling, and my buddy Bud is driving the boat, i get my best bites when i nod off. I think my buddy tells the fish when i start nodding.....

06-08-2009, 11:59 AM
I must have just missed you guys at red. I arrived around 11ish and fished it for about an hour before being chased away by the wind.

I was using that big rock in the pic as a pole holder.

I didn't fish any of the other lakes as my back was hurting from too much hard ground and not enough fishing this weekend.

It was nice to be at red again, if only for a short while.

Good news is my wife said she enjoyed being able to clean this weekend without having me come behind her and make another mess.

She said I should do it more often. Okay!

06-08-2009, 12:38 PM
Hey there BigK,
Great info. How far is the walk from the parking lot at Woods Creek at Caples down to the water? And, is it a tough walk?

06-08-2009, 02:29 PM
Way to go guys. 60 fish between CC and CG, not bad at all. Hunk, you got into the big boys. A 3 pound wild or holdover bow from Caples Creek is a big fish. Good luck on the Spring Kings.

06-08-2009, 03:30 PM
Not a bad hike down, as all hikes to mountain creeks it is easier going in (down) than out (back up). Around 10 minutes. Harder to find the road if you don't know where it is. There is no sign up top at the hwy, I hear of quite a few people thinking they need to park at the Woods Lake day use and follow the creek down. That would be one heck of a hike. This road is the first entry up after you cross the dam and make the hrad right turn.


06-08-2009, 06:10 PM
Great reports and pics guys...I was headed up solo Saturday night for sunny Sunday fishing and remembered about my fishin' license after 45 minutes of driving. **I cleaned out my tackle boxes so good that I forgot to put the license back in [smiley=duh.gif].*Drove back home and went to bed. *[smiley=angry.gif]

Thanks for letting me see a great day of fishin' through your posts! *[smiley=fishing1.gif]

06-08-2009, 10:41 PM
We decided to fish the Lake were Woods Creek enters. Parked in the little day use area and walked on down. This is my first time here and it certainly won't be my last. The trail winds down through rocks, a nice green glade and some of the tallest Aspen trees I've ever seen. At the bottom we crossed over a little bridge and fished of the rocks where the creek meets the lake.


now u see why this is my fav spot in your area to fish. nice pics guys. shoulda gone there sunday...i didn't know u all were gonna b out there...went to berry for 2 fat kokes.


06-09-2009, 07:24 AM
not a bad way to spend a sunday...