I just got home from two weeks of vacation at our cabin in Republic. It was a fantastic time, even with the the thunderstorms. I started by fishing Long lake which is an amazing place, I fished for a couple of hours and had few really nice beautiful cutthroat to the boat most of which were 14-15 inches. A couples days later I went down to a friends cabin on lake Curlew for some bass fishing, I caught many bass including a 2.5lbs fish which is a big bass for lake Curlew. I fished Curlew a few more times with my redington CT 3wt and poppers, it is so much fun no fish over 1.5lbs but fun to catch all day. A few days later I went up to the Kettle river I had many fish take my dry fly but being the expert I am I did not land and single one, feeling defeated the next day I returned to lake Curlew for some more poppers and aggressive bass to lift my spirits. Yesterday I went to empire lakes and got lost but eventually found them, I did not bring a float tube and do to the lack of shore access on any of the three lakes I couldn't fish. I ended up fishing Ward lake on my way back which was really rewarding it was full of Brook trout in the 9-12 inch range. It was a great way to spend a couple of weeks.