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dinos marine
09-22-2008, 11:02 AM
so we fished (my 12yo and myself) the 88 corridor this weekend. left home at 5am arrived at
silver lake by 8. tried for a hour, no takers. next stop, a great meal at kirkwood inn. now we are off to caples, it is low enough to see the original twin lakes. only stopped for photo op. next stop, woods lake, three fish, two fisherman besides us. left in a half hour. red was next, but there was white caps on the lake...... :'(
west carson was next. stopped off at the bridge, too many people. next two spots, we fished near sorensons and had a blast c/r soo many, we cant count them. we spotted 3 36" fish, but wouldnt take any offerings. my little guy spent most of his time trying to catch one of the larger fish. we stopped down river, and again found alot of fish, they took pm really well, no pref to color, only size of lure.
now off to east carson..... we fished just past the carson river resort to i guess past monitor pass, or past the old mining camp. caught mostly smaller fish, but a good mix of stockers and native fish. we stayed at the carson river resort, thanks to chad and todd, we found out the best spots were close to the resort. first cast sunday, 4 pounder at the campsite!!! ;D we spent the next couple of hours hammering the fish, c/r about 50 or so fish, kept three that were bleeding, but let the rest go. fished the east from the resort to hangmans. heit and miss on the fish, best spots at the resort. fished the west on the way home, hit the usual spots, and did really well. i posted the bad on the trip, but this was the good ;D
all in all, tons of fish in the rivers!!!! hot bait, eggs, followed buy small peices of crawlers. fished under a slip bobber, this was the hot ticket. small split, sliding bobber, and dental flos to hold the bobber. (cool trick, easy to adjust, and casts really easy)
we caught, bows and browns on the east, bows, browns, cutts on the west.
some pictures of caples
east carson
east carson native
carson river resort
the four pounder
west carson biguns
west carson lil ones
ok, so i think to got this photo posting thingy. :D
no i didnt take any picts of the pochers.

09-22-2008, 11:48 AM
Nice fish! beautiful pics! glad you got to meet chad and todd. known those guys for a while! the campground is a good hole to hit! try pebble beach also most of the big boys stay under the under cuts in the bank! ;D

Captain Compassion
09-22-2008, 11:56 AM

Most excellent Dino. Is Caples ever down. Sad but expected. :( Wonderful pictures. You have definitely got that down. The ones of your son are priceless. The one of him with the big fish should be on the trout picture board. I'll freely confess I haven't done all that good on the E. Carson. In two years of fishing the place I have only 6 trout to show for my effort. the biggest maybe 11 inches. :-[ Mrs. C. is going to Tahoe and tomorrow and I'm going to the E. Carson. It's time for a break out day. This time it's personal. Thanks for the report sir and the tips.


09-22-2008, 02:49 PM
Nice Job and great pictures. Those first 3 pics of the east carson look familiar. I know that hole. I hammered em in that hole about 5 years ago. Thats just up the road from the carson river resort. Good to see kids who enjoy fishing and the outdoors.

dinos marine
09-22-2008, 04:55 PM
yeah, we hit the pebble beach hole, saw 4 REALLY LARGE ones, but it was late in the day, and they were a little spooked. we tried all we had, but all they did was swim away :'( it would have been a better early am, or pm spot.

09-22-2008, 05:02 PM
I agree, very good report, and your son got a whoppper. Cool, keep the good pics and posts coming.

09-22-2008, 09:57 PM
WOW nice pics of Caples, I asked for pics and bammo I get them, sad to see the water so low but interesting, I may have to take a drive up there soon just to look at the lake(s). Nice report by the way.


09-23-2008, 07:24 PM
TASTY pics and report DK!
Caples regulars should print those pictures for the library

09-23-2008, 07:45 PM
Great pics and Great report! The shot of you son with the big one is terrific. ;) Thanks for the fine report. ;)

dinos marine
09-23-2008, 07:59 PM
if anyone wants some pics of caples, i can post them on photbucket?