This morning I decided I was goin to put the Float Tube Cumberland in Caples Lake and see if I could entice a big Rainbow or two into gulping one of my flies. This is what I found.
Sustained winds of 20mph with a hefty chop and whitecaps. No float tubing here. I even tried fishing with my spinning gear, but the wind was just too strong.
Plan B - Go to Red Lake and see whats going on there. What a difference 8 miles and Carson Pass (8650 ft) makes. Calm as glass.
In went the float tube. Flippered around this side of the lake today. Started out with a size 8 "Bumble Bee" Bugger. No interest so I changed to a black Wooly Bugger. Second cast produced this nice 12 incher. Catch & Release. Note to self: work on those one handed camera shots.
Double click for a good look at the colors.
I tried a couple of other streamers and a couple of nymphs, but couldn't find any interest. That was it for the float tube.
Flippered back to put in, took a small break, and went back out with my spinning rod and a silver Panther Martin. Caught another just like the one above (catch & release) then nothing. Then, kind of like Sunday, right about Noon the bite stopped. Flippered back in and decided to try for a couple on Power Bait at my usual spot. Managed 3 small (8-9 inchers), but none big enough to keep. Everybody went home for another day.
Packed up at 2:00 pm and headed home. I have one more trip planned for Friday, but I'll leave you in suspense until then.