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Captain Compassion
07-17-2012, 05:51 PM
Haven't been up north for awhile so decided to hit some places that I haven't seen for a time. Fished Davis, the Little Truckee River and Martis Creek Lake. First stop was Davis. Arrived at 0630 and paid the $5 day use fee at Honker and fished off the point of the cove. Caught 1 17 inch bow that put up a very spirited fight. I was sad to see all the sores on his skin. It was difficult to fish with the sub surface weeds and I left when the wind came up. Went down 70 to 89 and headed toward Truckee. The drive wasn't all that enjoyable. There seemed to be a flagger and road work every 10 miles. Fished the Little Truckee ad the little dam and up stream without any luck. There was a warden on the river checking licenses and barbs. He said there were big fish in the river but you have to sneak up on them. I saw him again up river and he had a fisherman in his truck. Guess that gentleman didn't check the rules. Headed back toward Truckee then Tahoe. Just past the Truckee Airport turned toward Martis Creek Lake. Found the lake very windy and choked with weeds. Fished for a little while and caught something. I'm not sure what it was. I took 80 E. toward Reno and home. I did make a brief stop at Cabala's but couldn't find anything I needed. Long day with lots of miles. Love it.

CC

Sierra Valley
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/071712-01.jpg

Davis Morning
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/071712-02.jpg

Set Out
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/071712-03.jpg

$5 Rainbow
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/071712-04.jpg

Honker Cove
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/071712-05.jpg

Little Truckee
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/071712-06.jpg

http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/071712-07.jpg

Boca Dam
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/071712-08.jpg

Martis Creek Lake
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/071712-09.jpg

Mystery Fish
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/071712-10.jpg

Final Stop
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/071712-11.jpg

Marv
07-17-2012, 06:34 PM
Dang, does that rainbow have sores? Your mystery fish is a green sunfish, a pretty one too. Thanks for sharing.

Nighthawk
07-18-2012, 02:46 AM
Richard - Wish I'd known you were going to the Lil' Truckee on your trip up north. Probably your best luck would have come in the meadow section just below Stampede dam. Parking area on the left just before heading up hill to the dam. Walk down to the meadow from there and there are various holes, log laydowns, etc. throughout that section. Some nice browns and bows in there. Best to get there early in the morning before the guides get there. Thanks for the reminder that DFG is out there and other places doing barb checks. Guess they got a new supply of cotton balls. Hope to see you soon.

CRABBY
07-18-2012, 11:30 AM
Richard in all the years you been postin that bow is the ugliest fish I've ever seen you holding,lol...otherwise great pics.....Don

bretmoua
07-18-2012, 02:48 PM
Awesome pictures!

Captain Compassion
07-18-2012, 04:49 PM
Richard in all the years you been postin that bow is the ugliest fish I've ever seen you holding,lol...otherwise great pics.....Don

The sunfish is pretty.

CC

tomaniacal
07-18-2012, 07:04 PM
Like the Discovery Channel says "Explore your world".

Joe_Local_Guy
07-18-2012, 08:07 PM
I was thinking of going to Davis next week. It seems that te fish get those sores when the water gets warm. That is ugly.
Maybe I'll go to Gold Lake instead. I have a score to settle there with Mr. Mac.

ksquared
07-18-2012, 08:50 PM
Thanks for the report, just a little shocked you could not find something at cabelas.

Cheers, Kevin

mike_l
07-23-2012, 02:50 PM
Capt...I think those are green sunfish in Martis....

Lifted
07-23-2012, 03:29 PM
Dang, does that rainbow have sores? Your mystery fish is a green sunfish, a pretty one too. Thanks for sharing.

What causes that? Also hasn't Davis been fully poisoned in the past to get rid of some invasive species, is this a side effect?

Edit:

From Wikipedia:
"In 1996-97 Lake Davis was in the national spotlight for the controversy of the Northern Pike and the possibility of poisoning the lake. There was an explosion of the pike population, and the CA Department of Fish and Game decided to poison the lake with rotenone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotenone).[5] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Davis#cite_note-4)In September 2007 the California Department of Fish and Game (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Department_of_Fish_and_Game) (DFG) attempted to eradicate Northern pike (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_pike) in Lake Davis by lowering the lake and poisoning the remaining waters with Rotenone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotenone), a naturally occurring poison deadly to gilled creatures.[6] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Davis#cite_note-5) California DFG fears, perhaps unfairly, that pike may escape the lake and enter the Sacramento River (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento_River) system, posing a potential threat to native anadromous (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_migration) fish species that are already threatened, such as steelhead (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_trout) and salmon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salmon). The effort was extremely controversial because pike are very popular gamefish in other areas of the country and with many locals. Also, much money and effort had already been used to try and rid the lake of pike, through explosives, nets, shocking, and a previous poisoning attempt, all of which were unsuccessful. Late in 2009, reports of pike showing up in angler catches began again, indicating another failed attempt."

iggybabble
07-30-2012, 09:10 AM
I've caught rainbows in Almanor and berryessa that had similar red sores on them, but otherwise seemed healthy and vigorous..........speaking of health and vitality, I'm worried when I hear of a fellow angler who couldn't find anything to buy at a Cabela's store! Is everything okay?

Captain Compassion
07-30-2012, 12:29 PM
I've caught rainbows in Almanor and berryessa that had similar red sores on them, but otherwise seemed healthy and vigorous..........speaking of health and vitality, I'm worried when I hear of a fellow angler who couldn't find anything to buy at a Cabela's store! Is everything okay?

The trout at Topaz Lake have the same infection. Doesn't seem to bother them and they are quite tasty. Cabalas in Reno has lots of deep sea fishing stuff + lots of bass fishing stuff. Not much bass or deep sea fishing in the area. Not all local trout favorites are included in their inventory. Scheels in Sparks often has whst I need.

CC

Jetspray
07-30-2012, 01:26 PM
I'm worried when I hear of a fellow angler who couldn't find anything to buy at a Cabela's store! Is everything okay?



Cabela's in Reno is not stocked regularly, as CC says they are low at inventory from time to time (mostly seasonal). There is Scheels, Sportsman's Warehouse (if you can make it through the street fix maze), and Mark Fore & Strike up the street from SW. You can also find Big 5 in most of the city. I do more online than store gazing these days, UPS is good.......Jetspray