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Captain Compassion
02-18-2008, 04:08 PM
Something different today. Entered the Douglas County Park at 7:45 and drove along the East shore as far as I could go then walked an additional 1/4 mile. Set up using Green Gulp and Red Gulp. While setting up the second rod I noticed the first rod going up like an elevator. Set the hook and off to the races. Good fish. Yes indeed. 5 minutes later land a beautiful 20 inch 3 pound Bowcut. My first one of these in a long time. But the jinx was on. Fish on first cast is bad juju. Fished until 11:00 without another hit. On my way out I had to pay the county guy $6. Weighed and measured the fish at the Topaz store and turned $10 in free slot play into $6. The cosmos is in balance. A wonderful day.

CC

MORNING EAST SHORE
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/021808-01.jpg
TOWARDS THE NORTH SHORE
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/021808-02.jpg
GLASS TO THE SOUTH
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/021808-03.jpg
LET'S GIVE IT A TRY
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/021808-04.jpg
20 INCH BOWCUT
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/021808-05.jpg
THE SKUNK IS OFF
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/021808-06.jpg

fish_feeder32
02-18-2008, 04:34 PM
looks like another nice day at topaz and another nice trout. Good job cap. I sure wish I can get up there soon. Maybe in 2 weeks.

Captain Compassion
02-18-2008, 04:49 PM
looks like another nice day at topaz and another nice trout. Good job cap. I sure wish I can get up there soon. Maybe in 2 weeks.


Still real slow and the water cold. It can only get better.

CC

Mr_Ed
02-18-2008, 05:21 PM
Nice job, captain.......

You have one more day (Tue) before the rains come......

Get er done.

camotracker
02-18-2008, 05:24 PM
anothe rgreat day at the office for CC. congrats. thanks for the report and the nie pictures. ;)

LEO"CAMOTRACKER"

Captain Compassion
02-18-2008, 05:40 PM
Nice job, captain.......

You have one more day (Tue) before the rains come......


Alas I have other tasks to perform. Maybe some more storms will shake Topaz up.

CC

Captain Compassion
02-18-2008, 05:43 PM
anothe rgreat day at the office for CC. congrats. thanks for the report and the nie pictures. ;)


Thanks Leo.

CC

dansan
02-18-2008, 05:46 PM
Wow, Captain, that's a real pretty fish! Thanks for the pics. Always look forward to your shots.

- dansan

cgagex3
02-18-2008, 05:50 PM
Beauty on the pics capt. almost makes me wish I was over on your side of the hill, Oh yeah it was over 65 degres here today, and not there today. :)
Then again I was at my office today from 5:30 until 3:30 and you were fishing :-/
I think you win. ;D

CG

fishlipd
02-18-2008, 06:01 PM
Nice looking Cuttbow Capt. I'm going to have to get up to Topaz for a couple of days.

Captain Compassion
02-18-2008, 06:03 PM
Wow, Captain, that's a real pretty fish! *Thanks for the pics. Always look forward to your shots.


Thank you

CC

Captain Compassion
02-18-2008, 06:06 PM
Beauty on the pics capt. almost makes me wish I was over on your side of the hill, Oh yeah it was over 65 degres here today, and not there today. *:)


Thanks CG. FYI it's been in the mid 50s the last three days but I understand that winter is coming back Wednesday. Ah well. It was fun while it lasted.

CC

Captain Compassion
02-18-2008, 06:12 PM
Nice looking Cuttbow Capt. I'm going to have to get up to Topaz for a couple of days.


Thanks sir. The fish are few and far between but can be of nice size if you get one. The water is still very cold. I suspect things will pick up in March.

CC

Mr._Striper
02-18-2008, 07:24 PM
CC, awsome pics of course. Nice fish too. I think you might want to look in to making postcards with your pics. I think you might be sitting on a gold mine :D

Captain Compassion
02-18-2008, 07:33 PM
CC, awsome pics of course. Nice fish too. I think you might want to look in to making postcards with your pics. I think you might be sitting on a gold mine :D


Sounds like...... Work. ;D Stripers hitting yet?

CC

B-RAN
02-18-2008, 08:22 PM
wow :o beautiful fish ! bet that was a fun fight !

Captain Compassion
02-18-2008, 08:34 PM
wow :o beautiful fish ! bet that was a fun fight !


The Topaz trout do put up a good fight. When the water gets warmer they will fight even better.

CC

homer
02-18-2008, 09:22 PM
Great looking fish Cap. I almost went to the east side on Sunday but just didn't make it. I've always fished better there than any where on the lake. If you take the road over the top you can drop into the cove down the beach about 1/2 a mile from where you parked.

homer

cjskier
02-18-2008, 09:56 PM
beautiful fish, thats why we do it. I HAVE to get out there this year.

Captain Compassion
02-18-2008, 10:50 PM
Great looking fish Cap. I almost went to the east side on Sunday but just didn't make it. I've always fished better there than any where on the lake. If you take the road over the top you can drop into the cove down the beach about 1/2 a mile from where you parked.


Made my one hit count today.

CC

Captain Compassion
02-19-2008, 08:32 AM
beautiful fish, thats why we do it. I HAVE to get out there this year.


Thanks. Just make sure to get here before the Jet Skiers and ski boats.

CC

troutfan
02-19-2008, 08:39 AM
beautiful fish, thats why we do it. I HAVE to get out there this year.


Thanks. Just make sure to get here before the Jet Skiers and ski boats.

CC

Generally you can troll early and late in the day during May and June and even later in the morning the ski lice are not that hard to avoid. *It's the shore fishermen that can't avoid the lice because they will come right up on you. *If you want to shore fish in the summer you have to do it before 8:30 in the morning when the lice start sobering up! ;D I've trolled Topaz in July and had some great days.

MattMan
02-19-2008, 04:37 PM
Very Nice Pics, Captain! Those are some beauties. Thanks for the report. ;)

Captain Compassion
02-19-2008, 07:30 PM
Very Nice Pics, Captain! Those are some beauties. Thanks for the report. *;)


Thanks Matt. The trout are few and far between but the ones you get are usually very nice.

CC

wolfden
02-19-2008, 07:41 PM
Way to go Captain......You broke the skunk ;D
How was the east side?? Deeper??
Looks like it was another beautiful day at Topaz

Captain Compassion
02-19-2008, 07:59 PM
Way to go Captain......You broke the skunk ;D
How was the east side?? *Deeper??
Looks like it was another beautiful day at Topaz


I like it. It is deeper but you get snagged a lot. I lost a Kastmaster. >:( The road is good. It was a lovely day.

CC

GOLDENTROUT
02-19-2008, 08:10 PM
Very nice Capt. Pic's and fish *;)

Captain Compassion
02-19-2008, 08:37 PM
Very nice Capt. Pic's and fish *;)


Thanks GT.

CC

wolfden
02-19-2008, 08:39 PM
All my days fishing there have been beautiful :)

I would like to try the east side my next trip down and maybe the water will warm some and we can get BoD to bust his skunk ;)

Captain Compassion
02-19-2008, 08:57 PM
All my days fishing there have been beautiful :)

I would like to try the east side my next trip down and maybe the water will warm some and we can get BoD to bust his skunk ;)



We gotta get that poor boy a trout. He's zero for 2008.

CC