Mack the Naw says the fishing is fine, campfires are not |

Mack the Naw says the fishing is fine, campfires are not

Column Doug Busey

Hello, fellow anglers!

It’s time to go over a few rules.

A lot of us have been enjoying the great outdoors, fishing, hiking and camping. But remember you cannot have a campfire or an open flame. You also cannot use a charcoal barbecue, but you can use a propane stove, or a propane lantern for light. And for the person who asked me if he could use his tiki torches for light, well, my friend, a tiki torch is still a form of fire and cannot be used.

For those who smoke,you can only do so in your vehicle. Or, if you’re in the great outdoors,you must clear at least a 6-foot circle down to the dirt, and you must stand or sit in the middle of this ring until you have finished. No ifs, ands or buts!

Now for your fishing report.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE : Kokanee action is picking up a bit although it’s still scattered. The best action is from Camp Richardson to a little past the mouth of Emerald Bay in 100-150 feet of water. But the fish are swimming in 50-60 feet of water. Mackinaw action has been fair in front of the Key’s area, or in front of the Ski Run area. For more information call The Sportsman at (530) 542-3474.

NORTH LAKE TAHOE : Mackinaw action is fair for average-sized trout trolling 250-550 feet from Carnelian Bay to Kings Beach using herring dodger flashers with a live minnow or a pearl-colored apex lure. For more info call Mickey’s Big Mack charter at (800) 877-1462.

CAPLES LAKE : Action for the past few days has been picking up for rainbow and brook trout. The California Department of Fish and Game will be planting this week for good-size rainbow trout. If you’re interested, there is a derby going on Saturday, sponsored by Kirkwood. For more info call the Caples Lake Resort at (209) 258-8888 and they can put you in touch with the right people.

RED LAKE : The lake is still turning over but still is not slimy. Fishing has slowed down. But using gold Kast Master lures is still effective.

EAST FORK CARSON RIVER : The report as of last Wednesday: Tony Vattione caught a 3.6 pound rainbow trout and B.J. Nativo caught a full stringer of nice rainbow trout. The best presentation is by using Panther Marten lures or Pautzke’s salmon eggs. Fly anglers have been doing well using poppers. For more info call the Carson River Resort at (775) 694-2229

TOPAZ LAKE : Last week Chuck Fields of Topaz Lake Marina released 2,000 Eagle Lake strain rainbow trout averaging 2.9 pounds per fish. Mark Miller of Carson City caught a 5.2-pound German brown trout on a white rooster tail lure. For more info call the Topaz Lake Marina at (775) 266-3550.

I hope this puts you onto fish. If you have a picture of your catch drop it off at the Tahoe Daily Tribune. Mark it “sports” attention Mac-The-Naw. You too can be in the Naw-Hall-Of-Fame. If you have any questions or comments call the Naw-Line at 775-267-9722.

Good fishing and tight lines!

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