|A Lake in the Sinlahekin Wildlife Refuge
On our first evening, we stopped at the Hansen Ponds in Cle Elum. Those ponds are reserved for juveniles. Casey practiced casting a 'hopper to the rising fish, some of whom were impressively sized and quite willing to rise. He couldn't quite hook one but he didn't care, for him it was all about the casting.
|Lake Lenore Caves
|From 2010 Fishing
"Casey! We should have gotten a picture of you holding that fish!" I exclaimed.
"Nah, too greasy." he said. But later when I was trying to tell people how big the fish was he started to see the logic in having a picture, so next time he'll know.
|A Brown Trout, taken on a 'hopper
|Roger Lake in the Distance
|Miniature Golf in Winthrop
|A lovely worker in the Bavarian Village that is Leavenworth
In one way we didn't want to come home, but in another way, we'd been gone for five days and we were both homesick. We tried Fish Lake on the way home that day but caught nothing except a perch. Of the actual fishing, I'd say there was only about 4 good hours of fishing the whole trip, but that's okay. We had so much fun doing everything else. Casey's casting improved each day as well. On the way home he told me he wants to go with me every year from now on, and I told him we can do that for the next 40 years!