Last week, my friend Rob and I went trout fishing at Rattlesnake Lake. Unfortunately, the weather was not cooperative. It was cloudy, misty, and only in the 50s. The wind gusts made us bobble in our float tubes.
The fishing was slow by any measure — I only got a few bites all morning! I attributed the lack of action to the low pressure system which seems to tamper the bite. Only a few other fishermen were out on the water and none of them seemed to have any luck either except for one guy fishing chironomids from a pram in the middle of the lake. I didn’t have my anchor for my float tube with me so I’ll have to wait until next time to fish chironomids at Rattlesnake.
Despite the dreary weather and lack of action, the trip to Rattlesnake Lake was quite enjoyable. I saw a couple of bald eagles soaring overhead looking for a trout breakfast. The old growth tree stumps jutting up like ghosts from the depths. The ever-present Rattlesnake Ridge standing protectively over the lake. A remarkable place to spend a morning.