Originally Posted by slayerfish
All ears. Skeeters should be going good by now.
As Slayer said, skeeters were out in force. Slathered a shitload of Deep Woods on and headed out at about 6:00 AM on Saturday. Weather was too nice, in the 80's, sunny, and high clouds with a bit of wind at the lake. ATV trail there is a bit dicey in spots to say the least. I was riding as a passenger when my friend Rich rolled it. Luckily, it did not roll on top of us, but my shoulder was pinned to a tree while Rich and I held the ATV back with my feet. However, we had the poles strapped to the front of the ATV on the rack, and my Stradic CI4 reel busted
.My friend Tony also rolled his ATV once.
As for the fishing, hopefully I still have 2 friends after I promised them the fishing was good! I tried metal, I tried Rapalas, I tried worms, I tried Gulp, I tried my go to Joe's Flies, Panther Martins, but nothing. I attribute it to hot and windy weather, with no clouds at all, and not to my shitty skills. Rich did manage to land a 20 inch rainbow on a crawler, Tony caught nothing.
Beautiful area, but tired and dusty after the 14 mile round trip. I walked about 3 miles, as some of the trail was not conducive to good health by staying aboard the ATV. If I go again, I would mountain bike in or hike.
Fished the local river and caught some small brookies and browns. Got to try out my new 14' x 10' Kodiak Canvas tent and my Camp Chef gas stove (cooking da fish).
Will post a few pics tomorrow. Didn't take any fish pics, as nothing that hasn't been seen on here before.
Only caught a few fish in the river, but still a fun trip with friends. BTW, I was wrong in thinking there would be few campers there following the 4th. Camping spots were almost filled completely.