I took a stroll up the hill this morning to see what the lakes looked like further up from Bear River Reservoir. Made my usual stop at Cooks Station for coffee and rolled on up the hill. As you might guess, the snow is still a bit deep. A while ago I ran into a guy that said Silver Lake (elevation 7261) had open water. Looked frozen over to me. Caples Lake (elevation 7806) is looking pretty sad. What little water there is, is still frozen. Red Lake (elevation 8200) is still frozen. I stopped at the overlook and could not see any open water, so I just turned around. On the way back, I was going to take a look at Kirkwood Lake (elevation 7600). The road was not plowed so I couldn't get down there. I will take a good look at this lake come Summer. Rumor has it, "there be Brookies there". Thanks, Scottie.
Good cup of coffee and a nice ride on a Monday morning. I suspect it will be at least another month before we see any water at these lakes since we have another storm coming over the next 3 days.
This Friday, I'm taking a guy I used to work with up to Ice House for a day of fishing. He hasn't fished for a long time and reading my blog, wanted to get back to it. He even went out and purchased a rod, reel, tackle box, and some gear to get started. Like he said, "Good Friday, perhaps it's good for fishing". Everyone keep your fingers crossed.
I'm shutting the computer down while I'm gone to keep those darn cats off it. Till next time, remember: "A bad day fishing is better than any day at work".