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Fisherman sees the light

Doug Busey (a.k.a. Mac-The-Naw)

Hello, fellow anglers! Sorry, no story this week.

What I do want to do is give you some pointers. Well, maybe a short story. A good friend of mine told me he had a problem with his vehicle. It seems at night his lights were real dim. He took his vehicle into a shop to have the charging system checked. The shop could not find any problems. Night after night driving home he still had this problem. It was hard to see the road. After talking to people of his problem, his only problem was, he had not cleaned his headlights. The road dirt had covered his lights, causing a real dim lighting situation, so my tip for you is, first, keep your head lights clean. Check your windshield washer fluid. Be sure to use winter washer cleaner. Change your wiper blades and please, when you scrape your windshield for ice in the morning, clean your rear and side windows. I have seen too many drivers in a hurry and only clean a hole big enough to see out the front. (What are you going to do to change lanes?)

Well, let’s check out our fishing report.

South Shore Tahoe: Mackinaw action is hot for jigging silver or white crippled herrings from Ski Run to Baldwin Beach. Trollers have not had as good luck. Rainbow action is still good, top lining with rapalas. For more information, or need a guide, call Rick at The Sportsman, at 542-FISH.

Caples Lake: Doing very well for rainbow, 11-14 inches. Shore or trolling, night crawlers is your best bet. The ramp is still open as well as the tackle store. With the cold weather coming up, the Browns and Mackinaw trout will be coming up to feed. For more information, call them at (209) 258-8888.

Red Lake: Still slow. Few rainbow have been coming out.

Blue Lakes: Lower lake is still red hot, both from boat or shore. Best action has been with rainbow power bait or with night crawlers. Rapalas or flashers have been most predominant for boaters.

Carson River East-West: Best get your fishing in quick. All rivers close to fishing Saturday, Nov. 15. Small spinners or salmon eggs or night crawlers have been good.

Indian Creek Reservoir: Still has a lot of algae. Not recommended.

Well, I hope this helps to put you on fish. And if you have a photo of your catch, you can drop it off at either the Tahoe Daily Tribune or the Record Courier in Gardnerville. You can be pictured here in the Naw Hall of Fame.

And don’t forget, Christmas is coming. Get that favorite angler of yours a Mac-The-Naw fishing hat – only $5, and all proceeds go to Kids’ Fishing Day. Good fishin’!


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