Met up with Rich and Mark about 8:15 am. I had already picked out a spot since I was there a couple of minutes before the arrived. Must have been the spot of the day. Everything we threw at them, they bit on except the rubber worms. I caught all mine on Rainbow Power Bait. Rich used a combination of Power bait, Power Worms, and I'm not sure what else. A Kastmaster in a secret color worked really well. Mark used Power Worms on his fly rod and I'm not sure what on his bait rig. All I know is that we pulled in fish after fish after fish. Haven't had a day like this in a long time. A good deal of the Rainbows we caught were good and chubby. Fattening up nicely for the Winter holdover.
We released as many as we could, but ended up bringing home 13 between us. I would estimate the three of us caught somewhere in the area of 70 to 75 fish. We called it a day at Noon so that Mark could get home and cleaned up for work. Had we stayed, we might have caught as many as 100 or more. Oh what a day.
Can't beat that. The Department of Fish & Game has done a nice job restocking Caples. It's going to be one hot lake next year. Oh yeh, those big ones that were cruising the shore and sticking their noses up at us, they're still there, still cruising, and still sticking their noses up at us. Going to be a lot bigger next year.
Great day for you, Mark. Those are the ones we all hope for.ReplyDelete
Congratulations, my friend, you have earned a day like this one. Your persistence paid off! Now I wonder what the secret color was? hmmmm .........ReplyDelete
Mel, I'll show you a picture as soon as I get back from Fisherman's Warehouse.
Sounds like you have it pretty well Mark. A day well into the double digits is always fun once in a while to get your self-esteem back up after skunked trips.ReplyDelete
Your area of the world looks gorgeous right now after that first snow.
Days like that are what it's all about. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Mark as always had a great day of catching with ya. Catch or not, you're great company, and fishing and catching just makes it even better. See ya soon for our next Sunday escape.ReplyDelete
Secret color is no secret, just not bragged about as much as the gold. But it's the frog pattern Kastmaster as I call it. Deadly on trout, and will out fish the gold on most days.
Holy cow, that is a lot of fish. I've never come close to catching that many in one day. Good on ya!ReplyDelete
Hey Mark - I just realized I'm "right over the hill" from you! Well, not really that close, but I'll be in Reno until Friday. Wish I could break away and fish with you!ReplyDelete
Hey Wolfy. Shoot me an email address where I can contact you and maybe we can work something out.ReplyDelete