Much the same as DP's report earlier. Thanks much DP! The weather was unseasonably warm but very nice. Very little smoke (just one day) from the Wenatchee fires. For the week there was little to no wind and the lake surface mostly like glass for much of the day. There was never a dominant hatch, some mayflys, damsels, and dragonflys, all happening throughout most of the day but not one hatching in tremendous abundance at any of the particular times as expected. Cool to see the trout come out of the water and nab the damsels and dragons a foot or so off the surface in mid-air. I had a dragonfly attack my ant pattern on the backcast and get impaled on the hook. I couldn't help but baitfish catching a nice sized trout within 30 sec after landing the flie(s) on the water. Typical chironomid fishing. Lot's of trout activity in the reeds. There appears to be an increasing population of grasshoppers and pretty large ones in that. Maybe I've never really seen them in such abundance in the times before there. Night time fishing was fun and as active as in the past but I didn't stay out as long as I used to. However, I was the only one fishing at night which surprised me. Almost all of the campsites were full. This lake has become far to popular in the 40yrs I've been fishing it and I'm as guilty as the rest. Since the kill-off and a little time before that, the fish never really have achieved the 20-inch plus range that they use to attain. Is it fishing pressure, aquatic biologics (pH...), insect population decrease, other? I'm not sure but my answer leans to fishing pressure and perhaps a change in the genetics of the fish being planted. Also, I haven't caught a cut-bow there in a long while. The ducks/mallards were in abundance and for several days we were treated to large flocks of western long-necked cranes flying high over head. Wow they are loud and I was hoping they'd land in the lake! It was nice to also see the resident bald eagle again swooping down on the lake for a catch or two. Although I wish it and the hawk/falcon would be more active on the campsite chipmunk population. Coyotes too were in the area in the mornings but you did not see them, just hearing their yelps/howling south of the lake. A fisheries biologist had set up a fish counting weir under the small bridge on the creek that meanders South out of Palmer Lake that you cross over on the Toats Coulee road. I'm not sure the name of the creek, Toats??? There were a large number of trout in the weir and many more stacked upstream of it. I'd estimate nearly 200 trout perhaps 18 inches each. As I watched schools of more fish were migrating towards the weir. See last two pics.