Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ready for the Abundance of the Warm Time

I made another pilgrimage on Monday, this time to Trout Lake. Opening day is still 39 days away, but the ice is receding as the sun and wind and water do their work. The water level is way down, so I could walk on ground I will be fishing over this summer. Last March the lake was already mostly ice free, and I even saw a few fish working. No fish this time. Just a beautiful Spring lake on a beautiful Spring day, getting ready.

South End

 "The Nursery"
(A small pond connected to the south end by a small channel.
I have explored it, but have caught only small trout there, hence its name.)

The Channel
(This is the main channel between the North and South ends.)

The North End

Like these Muleys, I'm tired of the slim pickings of Winter, and ready for the abundance of the warm time.


  1. Great pictures. The shot of the tree with the pickup is stunning. What kind of conifer is that? I thought Lodgepole, but it looks so broad. Really enjoyed the post!

    1. That's one of my favorite parking spots for fishing that end of the lake. I believe that tree is a Ponderosa pine. It's a real landmark along that shoreline. Smells wonderful in the heat of summer, and sounds wonderful with every breeze through its needles.

  2. Andy Western SlopeMarch 20, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    Fantastic picture of that old Ponderosa Pine!

    1. Ain't that a beaut? One of my favorite trees ever.