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Captain Compassion
05-31-2011, 06:06 PM
Picked up Jetspray and headed up 88 to see how spring is progressing. It wasn't pretty. Red and Caples are still in the grasp of snow and ice. There was a little melt and refreeze by the dam and spillway at Caples. Silver Lake has a little free water by the dam. Not much room to fish. The Blue Lakes Road is open to just above the Hope Valley Campground but the CG is closed. The meadow is free of snow and the river is running fast and clear. Fished briefly at the Hidden Bridge but didn't have any luck. It will be a couple of weeks depending on the weather. Can't wait.

CC

Red
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/053111-01.jpg

Caples Dam
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/053111-02.jpg

Caples Spillway
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/053111-03.jpg

Carson Spur
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/053111-04.jpg

Silver Lake
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/053111-05.jpg

W. Carson @ Hope Valley
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/053111-06.jpg

Nothing @ Hidden Bridge
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/053111-07.jpg

bee
05-31-2011, 07:44 PM
Thanks captain compassion for the post and as always the pics.

dpars
06-01-2011, 05:59 AM
Man, I'm sure ready for Silver to open. Just looking at that picture, my mind starts playing tricks with me.

I've told my father-in-law three times it will be ready in 2 weeks. Wishful thinking I guess.

Captain Compassion
06-01-2011, 07:53 AM
I've told my father-in-law three times it will be ready in 2 weeks. Wishful thinking I guess.
Two weeks is a good guess. All the ice should be gone by then at Silver. The only question is will the ramps be free of snow.

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JTroutMan
06-01-2011, 10:27 AM
One year at Silver/Caples, I did ok when it was mostly ice/snow, but some open water by simply letting bait fall into cracks....looks like that might be possible at Silver (obviously fishing from ground though on shore!) based on your pics. I believe it was the same year (97?) when we had a very late spring...

iggybabble
06-01-2011, 11:20 AM
Great photos Cap, did I hear correctly a rumor that Woodford's station has closed? I heard that Dave Kirby has shut er down........

Captain Compassion
06-01-2011, 06:17 PM
Great photos Cap, did I hear correctly a rumor that Woodford's station has closed? I heard that Dave Kirby has shut er down........
True. Woordsford Station is closed. The new owners wanted to double Kirby's rent and he told them to pound sand. Don't know if someone will open it up again.

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gbslade
06-02-2011, 06:30 AM
Terrible news about Woodfords Station. As for me, I don't care if "someone" else will open it. The real questions should be, "Will Dave Kirby open another place?"; he's an institution in Alpine County.

Jetspray
06-02-2011, 08:51 AM
Terrible news about Woodfords Station. As for me, I don't care if "someone" else will open it. The real questions should be, "Will Dave Kirby open another place?"; he's an institution in Alpine County.


Woodford's has re-opened, but I haven't been back yet. I don't know Dave's intentions, but he probably is contemplating that now......Jetspray

iggybabble
06-02-2011, 09:09 AM
In this economy, in that isolated county, a landlord doubled a rent???? Wow, simply stupid! Dave is an institution in Alpine county, without a doubt! Hopefully, if he chooses to, he can find another location.

Jetspray
06-02-2011, 02:27 PM
In this economy, in that isolated county, a landlord doubled a rent???? Wow, simply stupid! Dave is an institution in Alpine county, without a doubt! Hopefully, if he chooses to, he can find another location.



There are those that always see gold in another man's mine and try to claim jump it. Keep your powder dry and your eyes on the prowl:naughty::kungfu:......Jetspray

G-Loomy
06-09-2011, 08:48 AM
Capt... Im heading to silver this weekend. Im going to bring my boat...do you think Silver ready to be trolled? (As always, Thanks!)

Hercules100
06-10-2011, 06:05 PM
I drove by Silver and Caples yesterday and both are still frozen, you will not be able to use the boat at either one, or Red...Looks like there is a very small section of open water in front of Silver's dam, also at Caples upper dam and in front of Woods creek, Red is frozen soild. Tried Topaz today and got the big Skunk, but it was a beautiful day on the water.

Sorry
Hercules

soarwitheagles
06-11-2011, 02:15 AM
Anyone try Bear River Res. lately?

Soar

Jetspray
06-11-2011, 05:42 AM
Anyone try Bear River Res. lately?

Soar


We did not go that far on that day, but on Bob SImm's Outdoor Show on KFBK 1530 they were saying it is on.........Jetspray

G-Loomy
06-11-2011, 09:27 AM
Thanks Herc100/Jetspray.
Jetspray, I missed the show. Any specific lure that is working for trollers on Bear? Or is it the typical rapala / worm and flasher scene? Any help appreciated...taking boat out tomorow.

Jetspray
06-11-2011, 01:16 PM
I didn't hear that or what they were using. This time of year just a 1/4 oz gold kastmaster would bring in most fish even in murky waters. There is alot of stuff flowing in messing up water clarity......Jetspray