Butt Lake – June 2019

Took a quick run to Butt Lake for a little father/son fishing get away; hoping for the hex hatch to be kicking.

Found a nice shady spot to set up and all systems on the ‘pod worked after too long of a layoff…
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Some quick protein for the first eve’s outing…20190618_butt_blog_0002

All staged up to get on the water…20190618_butt_blog_0003

They have really been draining this lake and I don’t think the fish are happy about it.  This, combined with very little in the way of a hex hatch made the fishing pretty tough.  The boy persevered and stuck a couple the first eve though…20190619_butt_blog_0014

While I foul-hooked about a 5lb squawfish…that lake REALLY mistreats me sometimes…20190618_squaw_blog_0001

…and that’s our ‘yaks WAY down there…just about as low as I’ve ever seen the lake…20190619_butt_blog_0012

When we started loading we discovered his boat had a good bit of water in it, presumably due to this…must have been from the tire on our little trailer on a previous outing…don’t know how we didn’t see it earlier!20190619_085130

Wednesday was a nice morning so we took a drive.  Ended up at Butt Creek for a bit.  The boy hooked one under this bridge…20190619_butt_blog_0004

Where he proceeded to scare me just a tad as he chased the thing down a small rapid…20190619_butt_blog_0005

…but ultimately landed it safely…20190619_butt_blog_0008

Pretty ‘bow…20190619_butt_blog_0007

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Some gourmet camp cookin’ before the second night out..20190619_butt_blog_0010

Gorilla tape over the hole and back at it…20190619_broke-boat_blog_0002

James had a similar success rate and I had a similar failure rate the second eve…20190619_butt_blog_0015

Darn beautiful on the water both evenings though…20190619_butt_blog_0013

All in all, another great trip.  Now time to learn how to plastic weld something other than duct tape on that poor ‘yak.  I can’t afford another boat right now…lol…