The best was an impressive trout of about 20" and maybe three pounds (#16 black snowcone fly). I recorded some video of Amy netting him but somehow the video was lost. Oh well. We'll have to go back and catch him again. We left Quincy Lake and tried neighboring Burke Lake where there was only one other person fishing. There was a reason for that -- aside from Amy catching some miniscule trash fish, there wasn't anything going on. I guess they haven't planted Burke yet. We also tried the Evergreen Reservoir for a couple of hours in the totally crazy hope that we'd hook into a Tiger Muskie (must be 50" to be keep-able), but aside from beautiful weather it was a bust. So we can say that the fishing at Quincy was great anyway, if a little crowded.
The second day of Fishing was all the way on the other side of the state in Mason County: Lake Nahwatzel, which is a 300 acre lake surrounded by forest on one side and houses on the rest. The weather was PHENOMENAL. 55-65 degrees while we were there and near constant fishing action. By the way, from what I could tell, all of Mason County is a tree farm. The Six Pack Fly (see above) really came through, catching all ten of our fish. The fish were simply not interested in anything else, though we really tried many other flies. I got quite a sunburn on my face.
The fish were impressive in their girth and length! We kept two for the frying pan - two 14" fish. We had a lot of company but because the lake was so large it never felt crowded like Quincy did. All in all a great weekend of lake fishing!
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