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Captain Compassion
11-04-2007, 01:47 PM
Somewhere in the dim past of US history someone decided that we can do with one hour less sleep every spring and that we can use an extra hour every fall. I decided to use my extra hour fishing. *The last time I was at Indian Creek Res (ICR). the lake surface was a seething mat of weeds and the water was at near bath tub temperature. I'm here to tell you things have changed. The lake was low but the water clear and cool and folks were catching fish. I arrived around 8 AM PST and fished the area around the dam. The boat ramp and campground were close. I got some good strikes off the dam but couldn't connect. All the folks were catching fish on Power Bait or worms. I fished with Power Bait for a while with no luck. I reattached my Kastmaster and started fishing my way back to my truck. About 50 yards back towards my truck I hung a big one (5 - 6 Lbs) . I fought it for 3 or 4 minutes and was beginning to get out my camera to take a picture of the brute and the line went slack. :'( I've hooked 3 large trout at ICR and managed to land only one. I'll keep working at it. Three casts later I lost my Kastmaster on some rocks. As I was making my way dejectedly back to my ride I noticed some fly fishermen fishing in a cove so I wandered over to see how they were doing. As I approached one of the anglers hooked and released a nice fat 17" Bow. I talked to a gentleman who seemed to be instructing these fly fishing folks and low and behold he recognized the Captain. He said he wasn't a Sniffer but a long time lurker. He owns a Bicycle shop in Carson City and is a long time fly fisherman and fly tyer. He even gave the Captain a couple of the most beautiful Woolly Buggers I've ever seen. I know some trout at Pyramid or even ICR that would be happy to see these flies. I suggested he should join in. I'm sure that he has many a good yarn to spin. The bottom line is that ICR is back and with the higher lakes freezing soon it seems a good place to go.

CC

ICR
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ICR BOWS
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/110407-02.jpg
A MUSKRAT BY THE DAM
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/110407-03.jpg
LOOKING CRUSERS
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/110407-04.jpg
TROUT ON
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/110407-05.jpg

stonesfan
11-04-2007, 02:00 PM
I thought they outlawed those old metal stringers, something

about lead content, I may be wrong, nice pictures tho.........


stonesfan [smiley=rollingstones.gif]

Captain Compassion
11-04-2007, 06:56 PM
I thought they outlawed those old metal stringers, something
about lead content, I may be wrong, nice pictures tho.........


If they don't want lead they should do away with sinkers.

CC

TeleComCal
11-05-2007, 07:47 AM
Not to take away from the Capt's post, but you can purchase "Lead Free" sinkers and split shots. As for the metal stringers, I do not believe they are manufactured ( well some ) with lead anymore. Especially for us California fishermen. HAHA.

Anyway, sorry ya lost the Kastmaster Capt. but the Wooly Buggers seem like a nice trade. Thanks for the report, I have been wanting to try Indian Valley for awhile. But have not been too sure, since I am a banker and most places the walk to the water is a killer.

Thanks again for the post.

vvbob
11-05-2007, 07:52 AM
Great post Captain, you'll get that :Big one" next trip......I just feel it :D

GCinGV
11-05-2007, 08:02 AM
Thanks for the report CC. The bite should only get better over the next few weeks.

TeleComCal,
Access is pretty easy at ICR. You can pretty much drive right to the water off the main road, by the dam.
GC

Captain Compassion
11-05-2007, 10:54 AM
Anyway, sorry ya lost the Kastmaster Capt. but the Wooly Buggers seem like a nice trade. Thanks for the report, I have been wanting to try Indian Valley for awhile. But have not been too sure, since I am a banker and most places the walk to the water is a killer.


If you have a pickup or 4WD you can drive right to the shore by the dam and sit on your tail gate and fish. But I'm talking about Indian Creek near Markleeville not Indian Valley.

CC

Captain Compassion
11-05-2007, 10:56 AM
Great post Captain, you'll get that :Big one" next trip......I just feel it :D


I all ready went out this morning and caught a couple of nice ones. I'm going out again this afternoon. I will report.

C

TeleComCal
11-05-2007, 12:29 PM
My apologies. Misread your post. Now that answers the question of why I shave my head......Hide the blonde hairs ;).