Saturday, July 3, 2010

Wild Rainbow Trout Frenzy - Latest Update!

Hi Everyone!

Fishing season has opened on the lake and it has been excellent!

One blue boat reported that they caught and released 73 fish over the course of the day.

What works?

Just about anything!

Carol has even suggested to Tom that he spend less time in the office area and more time on the water!

Whoaa!       Bless us oh lord for these our gifts..........

Therefore, and with great where-with-all,  but strictly in the interest of helping his guests out, Tom has been out trying and perfecting new techniques, he has even been using salt water lures that imitate shiners to great success.  You Sportsmen and women are buying the first part of the last sentence right?

I think each of us should pause for a moment and thank Tom for this small sacrifice he makes for us.

. I'm jealous

and I'm envious

and oh man, oh man I can't wait to jump in a blue boat, zip past Cougar and turn due north by Roland, turn over my left shoulder and see the lookout cabin high atop Sourdough, then see Desolation and the jagged spires of Hozomeen up north. This is one of my favorite spots and moments when it all triangulates together like this.

Try an egg sucking leech slowly trolled - really almost any large wet flies or streamers are being hit!


Fat 19 inchers have been brought in.


Get excited! Plan ahead!

The fish aren't just biting on the Ross Lake mainstay - the ubiquitous bingo bug!

Dohhh!!!  I am itching to get back out there and get some photos of you catching some fat Wild Ross Lake Trout!

Maybe next week.

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"Do not burn yourself out. Be as I am...a reluctant enthusiast...a part time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it's still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forest, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely, mysterious and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to your body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those deskbound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive them."
Unknown, but much appreciated     Edward Abbey

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Dear Tom, Are Bears Good Swimmers?

Dear Tom,

I could have sworn I saw some bear swimming out at the log boom one time.

Is that allowed?

Looking forward to my next visit,

signed - Bewildered in the Lowlands

Dear Bewildered,
We are a family resort as well as a fishing resort located in the middle of a national park so please be respectful of others.

Sunburn can be painful here in the North Cascades.

In June the beautiful clear waters of Ross Lake can be cool from glacier and mountain snow run off, and like diving into Puget Sound down in the lowlands, Bewildered, it is useful especially for the young and skinny to have a layer on.

Regards - and we look forward to your next visit!


Ross Lake file photo

Ross Lake file photo