Due to the smoke in my part of California, I haven't fished much at all the last couple months. Had a little shift in the wind today so took advantage. Caught ...more a few between 12 and 16 inches.
Tried to go to my local lake this weekend. It has been taken over by people riding on pool floats and campers who think because there is not a Domino's pizza ...more nearby, they are "roughing" it. So I took my float tube up to the high elevation lakes to escape. Got a few rainbows and a couple browns. Used my ultralight setup with 2lb test so it was fun.
Headed down to Red Lake to test out my new float tube. Maybe tie into a cutthroat while I am at it.
Got my personal best rainbow at the Silver Lake spillway. Wanted to try out my new float tube but after checking out 2 other lakes I just stopped at Silver because ...more the wind was just too bad to launch the float tube. Just really annoyed I dropped him before getting a photo. Don't know his length or weight but was easily the biggest rainbow trout I ever had. Before I pulled him up I was guessing I tied into a lake trout but definitely a rainbow.
Went up to the high altitude lakes since ice is almost all gone. Was inflating my primary float tube and got it to about 75% full when I heard a whoosh. About an ...more inch long part of the seam opened up. Guess I was lucky it didn't happen while on the water. Since it is an older tube (about 10 years) I figure it is probably safe just to get a new one.