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cdmessier
05-19-2009, 12:07 PM
Headed up the hill to fish Red for the first time on Sunday. Left early enough to see the sun come up.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/Tiss_5/RedandCarson008.jpg
Here's Caples as I went by, still kinda slushy.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/Tiss_5/RedandCarson022.jpg
Got to Red about 6:30 fished for a half hour or so, not much was going on with the bank fishers. I start throwin a small spoon and a few casts later I look down and a
brookie is following my spoon about 5ft from shore! So I let it drop and he nails it!
Caught one more shortly after that, same thing, both fish were hooked less than 5 ft
from shore. Pretty exciting though! ;D
Here's the better of the two.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/Tiss_5/RedandCarson031.jpg
Pretty nice, haven't caught a Brookie over 8" in awhile, so I was stoked! After that, not much else was happening and it started to really heat up, so I decided to head up to the Carson where at least I could get my feet in the water and cool off. Got up there about 11:00. It's still running pretty good a lot of water moving through.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/Tiss_5/RedandCarson035.jpg
Hiked a bit to find some pockets to drop nymphs. Found a nice little hole and hooked a few of these tiny guys.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/Tiss_5/RedandCarson040.jpg
Also hooked a nice bow just long enough for him to jump and let me see em then
he came off. :'( Overall, perfect day had a lot of fun and it won't be my last visit to Red! All fish were released. Sorry for the late post, but had finals yesterday. I'm all done now though, so you know what that means... more fishin! :D

cgagex3
05-19-2009, 12:55 PM
OCA,
Welcome to our little gem. Now you have kicked up the anticipation for our Stockerfest '09 trip tomorrow a little bit more.
I have seen Red & Caples twice in the last month and both times they were still frozen over. Looks like tomorrow will be everything we have been waiting for since last Nov / Dec.
Next time you are up that way keep an eye out. You may spot me on my bright yellow toon or on the shore with Capt. C and 3 or 4 others on any given day.

I am like those little kids that can't go to sleep the night before a trip to Disney right about now.

CG

fat_fish
05-19-2009, 12:59 PM
nice post and fabulous pics...r u comin up for sf09 2morrow? those brooks will be close to shore (10 ft out). i usually get em with worms just b4 sunrise. that is a great sign for tomorrow. thanks for the confidence. i really like the 1st pic with the lone tree in the sunrise. thanks for sharin.

ff

fat_fish
05-19-2009, 01:01 PM
cg- i dont think i'll sleep 2night either. i think red b4 hand is gonna b sweet...you should leave early n meet me there.

ff

bigdewy
05-19-2009, 01:28 PM
Thanks for the report and great pics! http://www.pic4ever.com/images/Bananeyessss.gif
I'm really stoked about tomorrow now!!http://www.pic4ever.com/images/beaverhug.gif

cdmessier
05-19-2009, 01:33 PM
Yeah I couldn't sleep saturday night before going up there, that's how I ended up heading out by 5. Funny how I can get up that early only when fishing is involved. I was halfways expecting to see a sniffer or two up there that day. I'm sorry to say I won't be up there tomorrow, already committed to helping my folks. Might hit up Taboo after though... ;) Where is SF anyway? Caples, Sliver?

atavuss
05-19-2009, 04:08 PM
great post and pics OCA!

Jetspray
05-19-2009, 07:42 PM
I will just be sitting up waiting for CC to show up in the morning. Hope to see you fellas up there.....Jetspray