Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday Fishing

On Monday my buddy Rick and I went fishing. Rick picked me up at the unholy hour of 5:45am. We loaded the tubes and gear into Rick's little Honda and we were off. Thankfully Rick brought along a Extra Large Timmies coffee for me. Off we go, about two hours later we arrived at our destination, Coquihalla Lakes. We unpack the car, inflate the float tubes and gear up. We hit the lake in a torrential down pour, we were in the clouds ( the lakes are at an elevation of 1145meters) and it was cold. We braved the elements until 11:30, then we were just down right cold, felt like my feet were blocks of ice, but we did get into some nice 18 inch fat rainbows.

Rick fighting a fish on Coquihalla Lake

After we packed everything back up we headed back down the mountain toward home. Another quick stop a Timmies in Hope and we were off to Lake of the Woods just outside Hope on the #1.

Lake of The Woods
Now the water here is crystal clear and warm, 62 degrees F. compared to Coquihalla Lakes 48 degrees. I could see the bottom in over 20 feet of water. Within five minutes of being on the water I was into 3 fish. One which I landed. Over the next 3-4 hours both Rick and Myself were into lots of fish.

Nice Fish about to be released
They would be hitting our flies fast and hard for 15 minutes then there would be 30 minutes of nothing then they would start again. We came off the lake at about 5:00 in the afternoon and headed home. A great day fishing with a good friend, thanks Rick.


TESKELLY said...

Great looking Bow