The fishing was good for 18 inch trout. Well, one day the fish were stand-offish, but most times they provided plenty of entertainment. Just one size of trout in the lake. We tried to catch larger fish and would have settled for smaller, but it seems everything was 18 inches if it was a trout. The highlight was several large bluegills which found their way onto the barbeque for dinner. That might have been enough to convert me to a warm water fly fisherman.
We hunted for quail and chuker. Bugaboo did find five rooster pheasants that he pointed and they flew right past Terry. Unfortunately, pheasant season is still three weeks away. I pulled out the hunting regulations and showed Bugaboo, the hunting dates for pheasants but he refused to read them. He just gave me a dirty look. We never did fire the shotguns this trip. We went on several nice long hikes but we should have left the guns at home and taken the camera instead. Bugaboo did find one dead hungarian partridge. Even he seemed disappointed in the hunting.
Well, the fishing was good. The hiking was great. And except for that day of rain the weather was fairly decent. The company was outstanding and the wine and food added to another great cast and blast trip. Even though blasting was missing.
More October trips coming soon. Oh, in the fire refresher training the Weather Service jokingly predicted that fire season would start October 25th and end on October 28th. Well, this rainfall marked the season ending event for fire season. It looks like a cold and snowy winter is in the cards for eastern Washington. So we are going to be southwest bound in December.