Monday, June 29, 2015

Trout Lake Report: You're Cool

The heat wave seems to be peaking.


You could stay cool by following the example of your grandson.


Or you could slip off to the lake and sit in the water in the tube for awhile.


You're at the far south end for the first time this season. It's the first time the campground here has been deserted. This is a lovely part of the lake with a personality of its own. It's a pleasure to explore its waters again.


Things are awfully slow, though. You don't find any sign of fish until you get around to the little channel back into the pond. You see two fish working the damselflies--or maybe it's the same fish.


You've been casting a damsel dry, so you try to get it into their window. It takes awhile, but you finally get a take after dead-drifting the fly in the breeze. You take a quick photo and get the fish back in out of the heat.


If it was slow before, it gets slower. But you're cool with that. So you kick back and kick around, still fishing, but mostly enjoying the evening as it goes through its changes.

And, on what will likely be the hottest day of the year, you're not only cool with that--you're cool.

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