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I went over to the dry side for a few days last week. Met up with Ivan (Ive of Ione) and a buddy of his at Lost Lake. The action was pretty good and we all caught some nice brookies. Many were bigger than the ones we got in the Spring and real spunky. After a couple days there I headed down to Lost Lake as I wanted to hunt grouse and scout for turkeys in the Sherman area. The cutthroat were pretty active but not huge. Most fish were in the 12"-14" range but got one that went 16". On my way back home I spent the night at Blue Lake in the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area. I've done well there in the past and I fished Friday afternoon/evening and again on Saturday morning before heading home. Fish were active but not as big as in the past. The vegetation has really gotten thick there and has really reduced the fishable area. In all three lakes I mostly fished a sinking line or a sink-tip with my Camo Carey. I did use a few nymph patterns (Nyerges nymph and my red head nymph) around weed beds with good success as well. All in all a nice trip. Between the three lakes I caught four different types of trout, rainbow, brown, lahotan cutthroat, and brook.