I finally feel like I've recovered from Brown Drakes...it took a while. It's my favorite week of fishing of the year. This year's hatch was several weeks later than normal, but still caught us by surprise. We used a canoe every night so we went all out. In the photo below you can see our extensive antipasto selection. I kept joking about all the stuff we brought and said I was going to bring a chandelier and an umbrella to complete the picnic!
Nick and Kristina enjoying the heavy hors d'oeuvres.
The hatch in the middle of a thunderstorm. Craziness!
Kristina said she came in a girl and wanted to leave a woman. We finally stopped gossiping long enough to make that happen!
Paddy caught this bad boy during the thunderstorm. I love the colors of the fish and the awesome rainbow.
Nick and Ryan, from Salt Lake, drove up to join us one night. They're canoeing down to the take-out to avoid the coming storm, but ended up paddling through some of the craziest lightning I've ever seen as well as hail and really heavy rain. When I picked them up, they were all smiles.
It was another amazing year of drakes with awesome friends. I can't wait until next year!