Sunday, July 3, 2011

Not a good day to fish.....










apparently, due to my lack of seeing, hitting or catching fish. i made it up to a lake that was snowed in and froze over last saturday. the trail was clear for about the first almost almost mile then the trail was lost under the deep snow. there were some fairly recent foot prints in the snow so it was easy to find my way to the lake. as i found out the forest service was up there yesterday scoping things out. the lake like so many other high elevation lakes was set in beautiful surroundings and as i approached i saw several bald eagles perched in barren trees keeping a watchful eye over their territory. the creek coming out of the lake made a big pool that looked fishy but i came up empty handed. the lake still had a lot of ice so my fishing was minimal. i was able to get around to the other side were there was some open water. unfortunately that was the shallow end and i have had better success fishing along deep drops. again no fish, not even a little love tap. while fishing around i saw someone approaching, it was a forest service dude named luke. he said he was gonna hike up to the other lake so i asked if i could join. i figured i would take advantage of the company and check out the other lake at the same time. it was still completely froze over and probably has another 2 weeks to unthaw. when i got back to the jeep i drove over to some others lakes a few miles down the road. these proved to get the best of me as well. i briefly fished two of them and again no love. if nothing else, the hike up the first trailhead was gorgeous with lots of waterfalls and at one point the trail went right up between them. i'll head back up in about three weeks or so.

3 comments:

Scott said...

Awesome pictures. I took a drive up in the Uinta's this past weekend... looking the same. Any lakes above 9500 feet or so are still frozen and buried. It's nuts. Going to be a short season up in the hills this year.

mike doughty said...

that is just 5800ft though. it's nuts.....july and at that altitude still froze over

Scott said...

damn, now that is nuts