I tend to think only of "Fly-Fishing Only" lakes when I'm heading out, but now I'm trying to break that habit. Couldn't help but notice how many trout were dumped into the "General Rules" lakes this past 12 months, so thought I'd better do some exploring...... Recently got off my butt & tried a lake not that far from Poulsbo whose only special reg is "internal combustion motors prohibited." Had the place to myself and caught a bunch of nice rainbows. Fished all afternoon/evening with just one fly: a Denny Rickards' All Purpose Emerger off a RIO Hover line. Water temp was about 63℉. The 14-16 inchers liked the fly stripped really fast - almost so fast, you'd think you'd never catch anything that way..... But, that technique produced a fish with almost every cast. Got bored (maybe it was muscle fatigue...) with that so thought I'd just troll, real slow, and enjoy the new scenery. BAM!! A big one. Made my Hardy Lightweight just scream. I'll never get tired of hearing those reels sing. Measured about 18" on the old Fat Cat stripping apron ruler. Hooked three more like that the same way. Two got off. The second netted bow also measured about 18". I was using a pinched barb fly, so losing two was OK. The two larger fish are pictured below. Saw my first WA black bear as he/she ambled along the downed trees on the lake's western shore. God, it looked big.... It was too far way for a decent shot with my Olympus point & shoot, otherwise there'd be a picture of it too.. It was a great day; I love living here in Washington. I'll be back to this lake. Also have a list of other "General Rules" lakes in the area that'll keep my busy all Summer.