I had a few spare hours so I took a drive up the hill to check out Silver Lake. I've not heard anything about catching so I thought I'd see for myself. Grabbed a coffee at Cooks Station and hit the road. I was at the lake at 0800 and had two rods out, one with PB & garlic, the other with just plain PB.
While I sitting, absorbing the nice surroundings, I took a few picture for your pleasure. This first one is kind of hazy and I apologize for that because the sun was in my face and I couldn't see what I was looking at. What I was trying to accomplish was to get a shot of the creek running into the lake. There is so much running water that it was loud all the way across to where I was.
|Somewhere over there is the inlet|
|A second try|
|The snow feeding the creek|
|Still a little hazy, but I think you can see the creek|
This is my little island in the lake. From here I first fished at a 45 degree angle (Y), one to the right and one to the left. Then I went to a 90 degree angle (T). When I didn't get any interest I went straight out (II). How did I do with the little symbols? Just trying to be cute.
In a reverse shot from where I was sitting, you can see what I mean about my little island. I came out of those trees and across the water and rocks to get where I was. Hey, I didn't even get my sneakers wet.
Again, while I was absorbing the nice surroundings I noticed (I'm very aware of my surroundings since the guy on one of the forums was talking about a 3 foot rattlesnake with 10 buttons) these little bugs dipping down to the water and then taking off and dipping again. I would assume (I hate using that word) they were laying eggs. I couldn't get close enough to one to see what it was but I guess this one was spent as it dropped into the water. It's the little white speck in the black crack.
|In this one it's below the crack.|
After three hours of absorbing the nice surroundings, I packed up and hopped over the rocks and back up the hill to the truck for a drive home. Since I was going by Bear River Reservoir anyway (and I noticed that the resort sign said that it was open) I drove down the 3 miles to see if the gate was open and voila! it was. Naturally I had to drive down by the lake, which has quite a bit of water in it, and with about an hour of time left before I needed to be elsewhere, I stopped and put out a couple of rods. I also took a few more pictures because I had a lot of spare time.Tthere weren't any fish biting.
|To the left|
|Across along the dam|
|Further to the left.|
My Tenkara replacement part is at the Post Office, I think (I got a notice from the mail girl that what ever it is it won't fit in the mail box) and maybe Monday I wander up to either Caps crossing or PIPI Valley Campground and do a little small stream fishing. I'll let you know.