Today was fishing Friday. The misses did not want me to hog the whole day because she needed some free time too. Off before dawn to a small stillwater. First one there, looked across the water to see a bit of fog and a fair number of fish rising. Most of them appeared to be dinks, but there was a nice surprise here and there. Inflated the float tube with a high volume pump recommeded by a WFF member, 30 seconds per side, pretty dang fast. Rods rigged with one tiny dry on the floater and a small olive willy on the intermediate sink. Just as I'm clearing the launch area and getting some of the floater out for making my first cast there is a series of large splashes at my six. I turned, cast out nicely and although not very far the line and leader unfurled oh so delicately. Barely a ripple to show for that fly arriving but that did not last long, a fish exploded on that small drab yellow emerger like it had never had a free meal before. It was not big, but it was spirited and on the 4wt that 12-13" fish was a nice early morning treat. Today was going to be a great day, cool, calm, and fish on already. Then DEAD. The risers subsided, almost entirely. A bit of wind created a slight chop. I tried the intermediate. I tried a 12' sink tip. I tried tiny. I tried mid sized. I tried stimulators. I tried buggers. I tried streamers. I waked some large floaters. Still DEAD. Two hours later a trio of Spanish speaking gents arrived at the launch with an aluminum row boat. They proceeded to anchor up in the middle of the small lake and deploy their plunking gear. After my let down of "today was going to be a great day" to "DEAD" I was ready to pass on a little knowledge (that is the extent of my knowledge passing, a little). We don't speak English. No problemo amigo, si hablo un poco Espanol. I tried my best to explain that you can't use scent or bait. This was selective gear, artificials only, single barbless hook. Having lived in Spain for six years I can explain it, even if I don't know the words to say no bait. No problemo amigos, have a nice day. Took a bathroom break, photographed their white Chevrolet 1500 P/U truck with no vehicle use permit displayed, license plate and made a call to the WDFW Hotline. Got a live dispatcher but she did not have anyone on duty in that area. I passed on all the info and headed for the house. There were two other fly fishermen there, Mark, I hope you knocked them silly after I left. It was a great day after all, even though the catching was off. I hope everyone had a great day.