First stop was Red Lake. As you can see below, a little hard to fish between the ice bergs.
|Red Lake at the dam|
I drove to the other side of the lake which was pretty much open, but as I drove in over this snow pile and that snow pile, it started to get a bit mushy and being the only one within a ten mile radius, decided I'd be safe rather than sorry. Even though I do have 4 wheel drive, one can still get stuck.
Next stop was Caples Lake. Still iced over for the most part. A little open water at a few of the edges, but not enough to get anything out more than a few feet.
|Corner of the dam at Caples|
|Across the dam at Caples|
|Caples at the spillway|
|To the right of the shot above|
As I sat, the weather deteriorated as the minutes went by. I had hopes of getting in a little fishing time before the awaited (by whom I don't know) storm arrives, but it was not to be. The longer I sat, the cloudier and windier it got, to a point I finally packed up and headed down hill. As I was putting my gear in the truck, the wind blew the door shut and almost me with it. I estimate maybe 25 mph. and gusting higher.
Just before leaving I took this shot for Ed. Caples Lake is at the 7800 ft elevation. Still a good amount of snow up there. You can see the sandy side where I like to fish. Can't? It's right there under the snow.
|Another for Ed.|
Final stop was Bear River Reservoir. Lake is ice free and almost full. The gate to the dam is still closed and I didn't feel like a Cardio walk this morning so I passed. Besides the storm was coming.
Still waiting for the books to get here and as soon as they do, I'll give everybody a shout.
Till next time.