Been fishing lately way too much to be bored. But thought I'd throw up a couple recent pics. Fishing has been hot everywhere around here. Been getting lots of grand slams and nearly a triple double. Even some firsts. Caught a cutthroat in Rufus the other day, and a brookie. Both firsts in the upper section. I've caught brookies downriver over 10 miles where there are some tribs in the area. Never a cutthroat. They are common up near Northport though. Bass are warming up around here. The next month should be prime for throwing poppers to big bucketmouth. I've been scouting a new lake that used to be known for panfish, but it seems largemouth have taken over and have gotten quite big! As its walking distance from home and only allows non-motorized boats, I'm looking forward to seeing what this lake is going to kick out. I have a good view of it while tying flies, and I haven't seen one boat on it in over a year and a half. The brookie had just been attacked by an eagle, yet still bit my fly, open bleeding wound and all. Watching that eagle come down fifteen feet from me and make a grab was one of the most surreal moments of my life. Too bad I fumbled my camera. As I was putting the camera away that little turtle popped up next to the boat so I scooped him up for a pic before sending him on his way. The spotted up gold rainbow was one of the prettier wild fish I've got lately, so I snapped a quick pic. I let dozens bigger go without a picture, but this one caught my eye. A two foot bow that reminded me what my backing knot looked like. And enlightened's boats maiden voyage and the first fish caught. I had a hell of a time christening that boat. The bottle just wouldn't break.