Yesterday way my fishing day of the week. So off to Henrys Lake I went. The moon was full and I was on the water, catching fish, before the sun came up.
Just before the sun peeked over the lake, thin clouds shrouded the full moon, making for an interesting Halloween picture.
Mid morning the geese returned to the lake after feeding in the grasslands on Henry Lake Flat south of the lake. Flock after flock returned, singing their hearts out. Most will migrate south before the hunting season opens for them.
Not long ago I was asked, "Why do you always fish Henrys?"
"Why not!!!" was my reply
With cutthroats like this 22 incher and hybrids (cutthroat/rainbow cross) often pushing eight to ten pounds, it is a thrill for me.
It was a holiday weekend, so many families were out just boating around. At times they came close enough to spook the fish, but what the heck, the fish returned a short time later and readily took my fly.
Most serious fishermen on Henrys Lake fish alone or with only one other person in the boat. Here Harry fights a cutthroat at Staley Springs just as I was leaving the Henrys. He said it was a slow morning, but I saw him fighting a fish when I went out before dawn and saw him fighting this one - couldn't have been too bad for him!!!
As I was parking my boat, this young duck with four others came swimming by. I watched as they would dive and come up with a mouth of veggies. Mom kept quacking at them if they got too close to me. I didn't mind.
It was just another enjoyable wild day in Idaho for me.