usbackroads destination--Minnie Lake, British Columbia
The annual trip to Minnie Lake took place on May 16th through May 20th. The Bald Eagle was there to greet us. I am not sure if he was pleased or pissed. I suspect it was the latter.
This was the second consecutive trip where spring was early and conditions were more typical of later in the season. The water temperature was 59 degrees. Significantly higher than previous trips to Minnie Lake where temperatures have typically ranged from 50 to 55 degrees. The spawning channel was empty of fish indicating that our opportunity to act as voyeurs was foiled for the second year in a row.
The fishing was good for all three days. For me the largest fish was a measured 24 inches. There were several in the 21 inch range, but most fish were 19 and smaller for me.
Early one morning we watch a whole bunch of deer playing games in a nearby corral. I suspect the water puddle was the attraction