My good friend Noconympher claims the water level in the river is dropping, but I'm going to wait a bit before stepping into the rushing water in the canyon. During this runoff season, I've been fly fishing a couple of lakes that have been right under my nose for years. I've fished them occasionally, usually with nieces and nephews, but have never taken the time to appreciate them since they are primarily warm water species, and I'm a confessed trout snob.
On Sunday, I had a couple of hours free up, so I strolled down to one of the lakes. I rarely, if ever see anyone else fishing where I generally go, but I saw a Pelican cruising in the area where I was planning to cast my clauser. We exchanged wary looks, but he continued to fish as he pleased, and I waited for him to finish.
After he caught his limit and moved on, I enjoyed an hour or so of fly fishing the lake. I caught some nice fish, and will make sure that I don't neglect the fishery right under my nose.