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Captain Compassion
09-09-2012, 12:28 PM
Seems I'm now officially old. The kids came up from LA last
week. Tonight Mrs. C. Is taking me out for Italian. Today
is my birthday and is my custom I take my annual birthday
fishing trip.

First stop as with any good trip is breakfast at Sharkey's.
Ham steak, three eggs over medium, hashbrowns, toast and
coffee. Up 88 right on 89 through Markleeville up Hwy 4 to
the Hwy 4 bridge on the East Carson. The river is law but
very fishable. It's Sunday morning but only a couple of
other folks are fishing and they soon leave. Fished for 3
hours and caught 17 fish from 10 inches to 4#. A little
after 0900 met a gentleman named John from North Minden
and we swapped lies and talked fishing technique. Watched
him catch a couple of nice fatties. Left the E. Carson
and headed up 89 to do a little fishing at Heenan but found
it too windy to fish, Headed over Monitor Pass to 395 and
home. It was a wonderful birthday trip full of trout and
eastern Sierra beauty. John it was nice meeting you. Hope
to run into you again.


Birthday Breakfast

UP 88

2nd cast Bow

Morning River

Rainbow Bonanza







John from North Minden

Windy Jewel

Basque Telegraph

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O.mykiss hunter
09-09-2012, 12:32 PM
Happy Birthday CC! And as always thanks for sharing the journey with us!

09-09-2012, 01:40 PM
Happy Birthday Captain! Great Birthday fishing trip.
My birthday is next week and I too will be officially "old." (in years that is). Hope there will be a few fatties left when we head up later this week.
All the best to you today.
Great story and photos as well.

09-09-2012, 01:48 PM
Happy birthday Captain .... and many, many more!

09-09-2012, 03:01 PM
LOL,join the crowd CC,looks like a real good time!!!!
Happy b-day to ya,I don't pay attention any more,just more wrinkles!!HAAAA...Don

09-09-2012, 07:20 PM
Happy birthday! Thanks for sharing the great report. Some nice bows for sure.

09-09-2012, 10:15 PM
Happy b-day Richard, glad to see you got out to fish today.What a better to celebrate your birthday and great day of catching fish.Hope to get up there soon now that the crowds have thinned.Efren

09-09-2012, 11:26 PM
bday fish!! u cant beat that. happy bday CC.

09-10-2012, 07:51 AM
Happy Birthday Captin!!!!! Looked good to me....

SoulAnchored <><
09-10-2012, 08:03 AM
Hope you had a great birthday...and from the looks of those pics i would say that you did. Great fish and scenery pics.
God Bless,

09-10-2012, 10:46 AM
I pretty much followed your path, but I was lazy and went several hours later! I stayed over Saturday at the Holiday Lodge, had a couple pops at The French Bar, fed a $20 into the one armed bandits at Sharkeys, then got up Sunday and had breakfast at Sharkeys. What a bargain, "country breakfast" they called it, couple eggs, country potatoes, ham, biscuits and gravy...$5.99! Then headed over to the exact same spot 100 yards below the bridge, and caught 10! I was there from about 10am to 3 pm, I talked to a guy who had been up to Heenan, didn't catch anything and said wind was howling. On my way home, I fished the West fork at the junction 88/89 pool, saw a bunch including 3 18+ inchers, but they weren't biting lures.....sounds like a great way to spend a birthday! Bob

Captain Compassion
09-10-2012, 10:59 AM
I pretty much followed your path,

Yes. I ate breakfast at 0600 when Sharkeys opened and fished the EC until 0930 then headed to Heenan to encounter winds.


09-10-2012, 02:43 PM
happy belated birthday CC. I see you had a great day :-) and thanks for all the report you post up everytime you go out.