Fished a beautiful mountain lake in the Cascades yesterday for some surprisingly big fish. Not sure why the fish in some lakes are decidedly larger than in others. This lake had a couple of things going for it that would likely make the difference: Hard as hell to get to, rich insect life-saw mayfly, caddis, terrestrial, small minnows, good inlet/outlet flow, depth in spots of at least 30 feet. Not sure what else matters, but we had some time to kick it around as we were standing catching our breath at the numerous rest stops on the way down! What a beautiful place we live.