Coffee in hand, headed to the El Dorado National Forest. Cat Creek Road is just inside the forest boundary. Make a sharp left and it's 8 miles to the creek.
At 4 miles in I hit a little snow left over from the last storm.
|A little on the side, no problem.|
|Snow as far as the eye can see.|
Yesterday Yuki and his Brother took a drive to South Lake Tahoe up Highway 88 and reported that Silver and Caples Lakes were both iced over. He did mention that the West Fork of the Carson was open, but I didn't want to go that far and will explain that below also.
The only open water left was Bear River Reservoir. Hasn't been stellar as of late, in fact it hasn't been anything as of late, but it was open water and the gate was open so one wouldn't have to walk very far to fish.
|Bear River, the dam|
|Across the lake|
|Down the side from where I was.|
|Snow high up|
|The first dam at BR|
As the day wore on, more clouds came.
|Still more clouds.|
I did try PB with Sweet Corn and PB with Garlic along with silver, gold, and pink Kastmasters, but I was somewhat hurried when the thunder started. Maybe next time.
OK, why not fish next week? Friday the 13th (Yes we are brave) we are heading for Yosemite National Park for three nights. I will spend most of next week getting the Clipper ready for the trip. We haven't been out since the trip to Hope Valley last August. We don't have reservations in the park, but at an RV resort just outside the gate. The Clipper will have water and electricity and I have the Geezer Pass that let's us into the park for free. I plan on trying my luck on the Merced River (artificial & barbless).
Oh yeah, the West Fork of the Carson. Did I mention that the "Fish to extinction" crowd got skunked on opening day on the West Fork? Made my day.