Monday, April 20, 2009

Caples Lake & Bear River Reservoir

Just wanted to make a comment about those two fish I caught Thursday & Saturday. Apparently they are called Donaldson Trout. They are 50% Rainbow, 30% Cutthroat, and 20% Silver Salmon. Seems they are some what unique to Lake Amador.

This is Red Lake this morning. Not much fishing here yet.

I stopped at Bear River Reservoir on the way back. The gate is still closed, so a cardio walk was in order. I got to the shore about 8:00 am and tossed out a floating bobber with a meal worm. Then put a black Panther Martin on and casted out. First cast landed the fish on the top of the picture About 9". Berkley Gulp Trout Dough in Orange Pulp produced the one on the bottom about 12". After about 9:30 am they stopped biting. Couldn't get them interested in anything else, although I did get several bumps on a gold Kastmaster, but couldn't hook up.

Till next time, remember: "A bad day fishing is better than any day at work"


  1. I'm going to have to give that dough a try. It may come in real handy for my wife - she has a lot harder time getting around than I do. But she wants to catch trout! So - thanks for the tip!

  2. The high country still looks like it is pretty cool yet. Good to see you had some interested trout for your effort. Happy hook-ups!

  3. I like your blog. Do you have more to publish about fishing in Caples Lake, Red lake, around Lake Tahoe area?