Echo Lake Weekend

Last weekend James and I had a weekend of “bachin'” it while Mel was out of town so we decided on a father-son fishing weekend.   Mel had the grocery-getter and I wanted low range to “walk” that last half mile of ugly road to Echo Lake so I called in the ol’ Dodge…
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The spot I really wanted is currently an island since the lake is so high but this spot worked out great too…20180519_eagle_echo_blog_0002

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Took less than a hour to set the ‘pod up and get the ‘yaks splashed.   At that point, it took less than 15 minutes to get our first double hookup…good start…20180519_eagle_echo_blog_0003

On our lunch/beer break the first day, we met our only camp neighbor, Jim and his really cool Carolina dog (AKA American Dingo) Carmen.  Jim’s an interesting fellow with lots of worldly experience he don’t mind talking about…
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Jim asked us to get him some dinner and this was no issue at all…the brookie fishing was red hot…20180519_eagle_echo_blog_0005

Slayin’ all the fish on day 1 really worked up an appetite so I busted out the 10″ oven and whipped up a batch of prison food20180519_eagle_echo_blog_0010

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Our nation’s symbol, the bald-ass buzzard, cruised by looking for HIS dinner too…20180519_eagle_echo_blog_0011

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Life was good relaxing by a hot fire sipping a homebrew while James did a bit of bank fishing…20180519_eagle_echo_blog_0017

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Carmen decided to “help” James land one…I decided to add further “help” by grabbing some phone video….half a dozen homebrews probably helped with the amusement…..

Carmen’s NEVER sat by a fire, has she?  (she spent more time in our camp than she did in her dad’s)…20180519_eagle_echo_blog_0018

The next morning was a tad brisk but beautiful.   Life is good when the ‘yaks are already rigged and ready to go…20180520_eagle_echo_blog_0019

James tried to stick one while I had my coffee…. 20180520_eagle_echo_blog_0020

The ol’ girl walked us in and, equally importantly back OUT!20180520_eagle_echo_blog_0021

Just gettin’ out in nature is awesome. Slayin’ some fairly decent little brooks is a sweet bonus…here’s about half our fish condensed into a little over 5 minutes…It was an epic weekend for sure!!!