Did a little hike to a lake around 11K with my GF and it didn't disappoint! Cool and crisp weather, with a lot of beautiful scenery on the way in. Partly cloudy and the wind wasn't bad until around the time we were leaving. We hiked in with our belly boats and waders on, which made the hike a little more grueling but worth it.
We got to the lake and caught a good handful of beautiful cutthroat trout, on 3 different lures. 1) HD Trout from Dynamic Lures, Ghost Cutthroat Pattern 2) 1/8oz Black and Yellow Panther Martin 3) 2" swimbait, tadpole pattern. It was in the afternoon when we arrived and with the cold weather up high, not much bugs and in turn didn't see many rises...Mostly all of our bites came in deeper water in the lake. Forgot my fly reel in the car so didn't fly fish, although not sure how long I would've lasted doing that. The water was frigid, and after handling a fish the hands would be burning lol.
Below are pictures and a video link of the day. The cutties we caught were all gorgeous and we also got some really cool footage of them underwater, since the water was crystal clear! Hope you all enjoy! Not too many big hikes, if any left in my year. [log in for link]