Sept. 6, 2012 Big Plant Boosts Trout Fishing At Caples, Silver
The trout fishing over the Labor Day weekend shifted into high gear at Caples and Silver Lakes, boosted by a plant of 3,000 pounds of rainbow trout from Desert Springs Trout Farm on August 28. The fish ranged in weight from half a pound to two and a half pounds.
“The Kirkwood Public Utility District (K.P.U.D) spent nearly $10,000 on fish for sportsmen’s enjoyment,” reported John Voss at the Caples Lake Resort. “Caples Lake and Silver Lake split the bounty right down the middle, 1,500 lbs each. The rainbows that were planted were 34%” trophy” (1-1/2 lb.s or more) and 66% “Catchable” (1/2 lb. to 1 lb.). “
Caples Lake and Silver Lake are also still scheduled to receive a DFG plant some time the week of September 9, Voss noted.
On August 29, Geoff Flyer from Reno was fishing from the bank with plugs and Kastmasters, when he hookeda 18”- 3-1/2 lb. rainbow trout and a 2 lb. -15” German brown at 7 a.m. He was just down from the resort, about 5ft. deep.
“Matt Sheley and Hayley Robinson from Sacramento rented one of our 12 foot fishing boats on the morning of September 1 and trolled worms in Emigrant Bay about 15 foot deep,” said Voss. “They started catching planters about ½ lb each, then at 10:30 or so Matt hooked a17” pound rainbow.”
Dave, a local fisherman, bagged a 17 lb. mackinaw at Lower Bear River Reservoir on September 1. He was trolling a Rapala right past the dam at 7:30 a.m. when he hooked the monster, according to Mike Raso at the Bear River Resort.
Several days earlier, Megan Ribberton nailed a 9 lb. German brown while trolling a Tasmanian Devil lure.
“The big macks and browns are showing earlier than normal,” noted Raso. “However, the fishing for rainbows has been slow; we haven’t had a plant since last month.Back To Reports