Volunteers needed for Kids’ fishing day June 2
Hello fellow young anglers!
That’s right, it’s the time of year for Sawmill Pond’s Take-A-Kid-Fishing Day, which will be on June 2 from 7 a.m. until noon. Mark your calendar now. As usual, this memorable fishing day is on a Saturday, and like every year, the pond will be closed to fishing the previous Friday.
This is a special day to promote fishing as an alternative to what our young people could be doing. This event is open without any fee to kids 14 years of age and younger.
A very special thank you to Raley’s as a prominent sponsor and its donations of hot dogs, chips, soda pop, pictures for the kids holding their catch, bait, tackle and loaner poles for those that do not own a pole.
Speaking of poles, I am asking the young anglers to write a small letter to Mac-the-Naw and tell me why you enjoy fishing. The person that shows the most enthusiasm will be awarded a brand new rod and reel. You must be present at noon at the pond. Bring your letters to the bait table the day of the event, or hand them to me.
Also, I would like to acknowledge the support of the South Lake Tahoe Optimist club, the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Fish and Game.
Now a very special request, but we need volunteers to help in all ways, from cooking hot dogs, helping down on the pond netting fish, tying hooks to a helper at the loaner pole station. Please stop by Raley’s or call (530) 541-5140. Ask to speak to Pat McCutheon or Bill Chaucer, or you can call the Naw line at 775-267-9722. Give us a call to help out the kids on this special day. Volunteer for all day or a partial day. Anything you can do will be appreciated.
Now for your fishing report on local waters:
South Lake Tahoe: Mackinaw action has been good. Last week, Mike Nielsen went fishing with his father. They caught seven nice Mackinaws. And also, Mike Sr. caught and released an 18 pound Mackinaw. Best action has been between the hours of 6 and 8 a.m., trolling flashers followed by a live minnow, or raplas in a silver and black pattern. For more info, call Mike at the Sportsman at (530) 542-FISH.
Caples Lake: The lake is now ice free, according to John Voss. They are trying to have some rental boats in by the weekend. Depending on how high the water is at the ramp determines if it will be open or not. Also, the general store near the ramp should be open. For more info, call Caples Lake Resort at (209) 258-8888.
Red Lake: Thawed, and as of last month many anglers were catching limits of rainbow and brook trout using inflated night crawlers.
East-West fork Carson River: recently planted with rainbow trout. Night crawlers with a salmon egg on the tip of the hook is very productive. My last trip to the East fork, I caught and released over 20 fish using this method.
Trout Creek, Taylor Creek, Upper Truckee River: All closed until July 1.
Blue Lakes: The road is scheduled to be open by May 25 or maybe sooner.
Indian Creek Reservoir: Shore anglers have been doing fair using power bait or inflated night crawlers. Fly anglers have been doing very well using black or olive wooly buggers.
Topaz Lake: The fishing is fair close to shore. In fact, last week my father and I ventured up there.
Many boaters were not trolling; they were anchored near the North Shore using night crawlers. So that also tells you that the shore anglers are also doing well for average 1 to 1-pound rainbow trout.
If you need infomation on the wind or weather, call Chuck Fields from the Topaz Marina at (775) 266-3550.
If you get a photo with your catch, drop it by the Tribune attn: Mac-the-Naw.
Oh, and one more important thought until next time: Please remember to take your trash with you when you leave your fishing hole. There has been way too much litter left behind along and in the streams. Don’t ruin someone else’s fishing trip.
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