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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Anderson Meadow

Friday afternoon we headed out for Utah with Kent's Lake, just outside of Beaver, in the cross hairs.  The drive went by quick and before we knew it we were in the little town of Beaver.  A short drive outside of town took us past a beautiful creek and I was tempted to stop and get a line wet but I knew that we needed to get to the campground and claim a spot before they were all taken. 
The road to Kent's Lake has only been open for three weeks.  I found a water quality report that said that the lake was suffering from low oxygen levels due to the large number of winter hold-over Trout.  Well, we can't have that!  I knew that I must try to do something to alleviate the problem.  So, armed with my rod and reel, I decided to throw myself on the front line and try my best to make a difference.
The campground was full so I found a nice spot off the road and out in the "open camping" area.  There are many sites that are out in the middle of nowhere that are used from time to time by campers that prefer to be away from the crowd.  Along the way we passed by a little lake called Anderson Meadow and I thought, "That's the place to fish!"  We set up camp, got the fire going and decided to make Anderson our first stop in the morning.
At 4am I was up making coffee and getting the poles set up.  I wanted to make sure that we got over to the lake before too many people showed up.  We were the first to hit the water.  Rainbows hitting on every cast, it was like a dream come true.  We released all but our limits, had the lake to ourselves for almost three hours and I was happy things worked out the way they did.
Later on we fished Kent's and a few other lakes close by.  Each and every lake was full of hungry fish.  The high temp. was 88 but an occasional thunderstorm passing by brought it back down to the low 70s.  
Kent's Lake was the popular place to be and there were plenty of fish for everyone but it was nice being on some of the out of the way places with no traffic and all the shore you could ever want. 

5 comments:

  1. Hey Bill. Needless to say, the scenery is great too.

    Mark

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  2. Great looking trout-----somehow I my wife and I missed being placed in the area you guys are living in----you are so lucky!!

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  3. Looks like a great day of fishing. Glad you were able to beat the crowds and take full advantage.

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  4. Bill, sure is pretty country. It is hard to beat a beautiful lake setting in the trees. Sure an open invitation to a nice day of fishing.

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  5. Gorgeous shots, man. Looks like a great time. Just stumbled across your blog and now a faithful follower. Great stuff.

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