Seems like it took forever to get up there. Probably had something to do with the gazillion gravel trucks that have been running up and down the mountain for the last couple weeks, that I know of. A good portion of the drive was at 20 to 35 mph and when you could finally pass one, you just ran into another one.
But I finally got to Silver Lake around 10:00. Checked in, paid my $5.00 parking and drove over to Ferguson Point for a change of scenery. Ferguson Point was the first place I fished Silver Lake several years ago when my wife and I went up there for a picnic. Yes, we went for a picnic and I took my fishing rod and WORMS.
I parked at just about the same place and put out two rids with rainbow Power Bait. Then I remembered I'd forgot my license (which also has my hemostat and clippers) so I walked back to the truck, got them, and walked back down to the lake.
In that short period of time, one of those little 8" stockers decided it wanted my PB. Brought him close to shore, snapped a couple shots, and let him go for another day.
|The picnic spot is there, but under water.|
|Later in the year, you'll be able to walk to this island|
|But not that one|
|My truck is parked over to the left somewhere.|
So, with nothing biting, my mind wandered to Upper Blue Lake last week and the brown Power Egg.
Then I had an epiphany. I'm not a religious sort of person so don't take an epiphany as some sort of religious experience. I had a bag full of Mice Tails and thought there must be one that has a brown egg.
|Voila, brown Power Egg|
Since I wasn't getting any bites at Ferguson Point, I decided to wander over to the dam. Rumor had it that the DFW planted yesterday.
Took a few more shots for your pleasure.
|The outlet that feeds Silver Creek and eventually Silver Fork|
|Over to the left.|
|Resident Bald Eagle|
|We've photoed him before over at the day use area.|
Here is what the outside of Munnerlyn's looks like. It's in beautiful Pine Grove population, somewhere around 2220 and an elevation of just under 2500 feet. Note all the solar panels, very green.
That's it for now.