My once-a-year expedition to Chopaka used to be the highlight of my fishing year. My partner and I would go for 4 or 5 days every June to fish the callibaetis hatch. The last couple of years (about 4 or 5 ago) it seemed to be on the downhill part of its cycle, so we decided to give it a rest for a couple seasons, and one thing leading to another, haven't been back. How's it been fishing the last couple years? Back in the day, I considered Chopaka one of the best trout fisheries in the West. Lots of big, educated fish, sipping a thick, complex blend of morning, afternoon and evening hatches, turning up their noses at some of the best offerings of some very good anglers. (Great trout fishing can be a strange version of paradise.) That's what I want to hear about. I have to assume the bugs are still there (midges, at least two mayflies, innumerable caddis, traveling sedge, damsels), but what about the fish? I'm looking for a big population of ready if picky risers, with lots of fish to 20" and a few over. And yes, I expect it to be crowded (it was already crowded long before I found it).