After yesterday's snow and wind, the sun came out and the wind stopped blowing. Cabin fever - I wanted to fish but had too many chores till later this afternoon. A hike along Lake Lenore was called for. I haven't fished this lake for two years and that was in June at Damsel Point. Rumor has it the lake is producing some pretty nice trout. I don't know what the lake's trout density is compared to past years; it has been poached several times in recent years. It was really calm. I hoped to see a fish or two cruising or a riser but didn't. Didn't matter, I was hiking and not fishing (WTH?). There is still some algae floating on the surface and some suspended but I didn't see any of the acre sized floating mats of decaying plant matter which is very encouraging. In years past, from late September to early November, this lake could be absolutely phenomenal for catching some large Lahontan cutthroat. You know what? I saw one old guy land a nice fish, he whacked it in the head and stayed on the lake. The sun sets pretty early up there this time of year. I hiked up on top of a large basalt butte at the south end of the lake. There are two concrete foundations up there, each with a pipe embedded into the concrete. I'm told these used to be "anti aircraft gun mounts".