During a four day visit to the Okanogan I headed for one of my favorite high lakes in search of brookies and cutties. Past visits have been hit and miss, I was hoping for a hit. The Okanogan is still verdant from heavier than normal snowfall and steady spring rains. The lake was no exception. You have to walk in from the road about a hundred yards or so. Once I reached the shoreline I saw the lake was overflowing from it's normal levels. Those who have fished this lake with me can see the difference. I slid the FatCat into the lake and started with a halfback pattern from Ivan. Nada. Next was a marabou leech pattern, nada. Then a bugger, nada. What else could I do, a chironomid, still nothing. Not even a bump. My trusty Fishin' Buddy showed me the depth and something that may be a clue to no bites... Hundreds of little blips on the screen. All over the lake, everywhere and no exceptions. Sure, there were spots that showed fewer blips, but still more than should be normal. Tucked in the tiny blips were larger ones indicating that the hold overs were tucked in amongst the tiny plants. I've seen these "storms" of tiny blips before in other lakes and the bite is always off when I see them. I'll be quizzing Bob Jateff on the lake to see just what they dumped in there and how many. I'll wait until the fall and see what it looks like then. The area is still pretty so I loaded up my gear, got out of my waders and grabbed the camera. Here's some of the flora since the fishing was a bust.