Then I heard a rumor that EID (El Dorado Irrigation District) planted 1500 pounds in Caples Lake and 1500 pounds. Decisions, decisions, decisions.
When I rolled out of bed this morning, my back told me "You're not doing any flippering today". I headed for Caples Lake. I never got any farther than Silver Lake. When I stopped at check-in guess what I saw?
|At Silver Lake Check-in|
|An all too familiar "Cubby".|
Both lines out at 8:30, first fish to hand at 8:50. A stocker Rainbow Trout about 10 inches. While I was sitting, awaiting the next fish, this one swam by. Yuki's daughter Marisa, being the Biologist she is, said this is a Common Merganser. From the brown head, apparently a female. Description courtesy of the Internet.
Shortly there after I brought a nice 14 inch Rainbow to hand and it also went on the stringer. While I was waiting for the next bite, another TROUT THIEF tried to take my fish. It also got hurried along with a couple rocks.
Disclaimer: I never hit the birds, I just moved them along to another part of the lake.
Since the day was fairly windless (at least until about Noon), I took a couple shots around the lake. I know you've already seen the lake dozens of times, so if you want, you can skip down to the next paragraph.
|To the right|
|Across and a little to the left|
|The cabin right in the middle|
Once again, while I was waiting for the next fish, this little guy showed up.
The catching went something like this. Eight brought to hand, four released for another day. Missed four or five hits and the four I brought home for Bob were, two at ten inches and two at 14 inches.
Not bad for a 4 1/2 hour day. Oh, and the reason I left without the fifth fish, I ran out of water and chocolate chip cookies.
Next week, the Float Tube Cumberland.