October 2006

Close of Season Pays Off

by Kristy on October 31, 2006

After scouting for months, awakening to weeks of freezing morning temperatures and chilled to the bone nights, it finally paid off a few days before the close of season.

You have to be a Billy Goat” to climb to the top of some of Nevada’s mountains to find large Mule Deer, but just like fishing, if you wait and cast out enough you just might get lucky and run across a Big One.

Solid 4×4 Mule Deer

Solid 2×2 Mule Deer

Again, I thought I would throw in a great photograph of our ‘Wanna Be’ Bird Dogs: Beddie Lou and Forrest!


Great Fishing at Illipah Reservoir, Nevada

by Kristy on October 19, 2006

Thanks to Daniel for his recent comments about Fishing at Illipah Reservoir, White Pine County (White Pine Range)…19″ inch Rainbows and More…

“I fished Illipah Reservoir last weekend (October 13, 14), and took home my limit of some beautiful rainbows. One measured 19 inches, 3 measured 16 inches, and the remaining 6 were in the 12-14 inch range. Sherbert power bait off the bottom was the bait used.” – Daniel

Illiaph Reservoir
At capacity, Illipah covers 70 surface acres to a maximum depth of 50 feet. Rainbow trout, stocked twice annually, and a self-sustaining population of brown trout currently inhabit the reservoir. The 2004 catch rates were 1.41 fish per angler and 0.43 fish per hour, with rainbow trout ranging between 9.1 and 15.1 inches and brown trout averaged 15.5 inches. Good fishing can be found year around, but peaks in the spring and fall. Mid-winter ice fishing (December through February) can also be good. A boat is not essential as many fish are captured from shore.

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As the U2 song lyrics go…”We Still Haven’t Found What We’re Looking For“and not because we’re not trying. I think we counted up another 20 some doe we spotted with 2 or 3 small little forkies…again nothing worth writing home about.

Although our main objective of the trip was unsuccesful this weekend, it quickly turned into a successful Chukar Hunt weekend. We’ve never seen chukar as big as the one’s we were seeing and of course not as big as the ones we ended up bringing back with us in our cooler.

The search is still on…

As a side note: There’s somthing to be said about being in the middle of no where, thinking you’re alone when out of the blue…a six wheel off-road vehicle drives up with Girls, Guns and a lotta Ammo.

You just gotta love Nevada.


Pyramid Lake Fishing is Staying HOT HOT HOT

by Kristy on October 10, 2006

With just a couple of hours to spare and no work day in sight, these two friends of ours were able to limit out from Pyramid’s shoreline early Monday morning.

The Cutthroat’s ranged in sizes from 16 inches to 22 inches in length. – See Photos. A 7/8 oz. treble hook Tui Chub, pronounced (too-ee chub), seemed to be the Lure of choice for the Lahontan Cutthroat’s.

Find out more about the Tui chub on Wikipedia.


Rain, Wind and Freezing Conditions

October 9, 2006

Rain, wind and freezing conditions…what more would you expect on opening weekend of deer season for rifle hunters? Well maybe a BIG BIG BUCK! Sure enough, we didn’t find that big buck this weekend but we weren’t skunked either. We came across at least 29 deer in two days, which out of those 29 deer, [...]

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Upland Game Bird Season Begins October 14

October 6, 2006

Just sending out a quick reminder that although the Rifle Deer Season is opening this weekend, the upland game bird season does not open until October 14. The season will run from October 14, 2006 until January 31, 2007. “An upland game bird stamp is required to hunt upland game birds, except turkey and crow, [...]

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Recent Salmon Fishing from MySpace

October 3, 2006

Just wanted to send these ‘Monster Salmon’ pictures out that we received from one of our ‘Friends’ on MySpace…Scott Caldwell If you’re interested in catching some salmon this big if not bigger, check out his SC Guide Service MySpace page.

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Successful Opening Day at Pyramid Lake

October 2, 2006

Got One. Got Two. Got another one on… The only thing better than a bad day of fishing is a really terrific day of fishing and that’s exactly what opening day was out at Pyramid Lake this Sunday. The weather was picture perfect, the water was warm and the fish were nothing smaller than 18 [...]

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