barnaby, south fork
Arriving at the lakes was somewhat anticlimactic having been there before. However, again we were blessed with beautiful sunny weather and unlike last year we saw that on this morning there was no wind. Therefore, the excitement grew as we could see several fish rising and knew that the dry fly action would be a treat.
We couldn't sign the log book this year. According to what was left there were 5 or 6 groups of hikers (only 1 other fisherman) at the lake since our last trip. Unfortunately, the last pair from Scotland & England didn't put the PVC pipe back securely enough and a wild animal managed to chew threw the cover and make off with the pen.
We put what was left of the scribbler in the pipe and back into the pile of rocks. Perhaps next year we'll bring up a replacement pen.
We had caught several on dry flies and later when the wind picked up a few more were caught below the surface. So, just like last year we left in the early afternoon while the sun was still shining. It had been another great fulfilling day.
A few weeks later Conor would get his chance at catching a Golden Trout on our hiking trip to Rainy Ridge.