We went fishing at Cottonwood #1 on Sunday. It's been rainy here in the valley, and we can see that Grand Mesa has been really getting a lot of rain. The undergrowth around the trees is lush and green. Here's Zack watching my pole for me. I lost two sets of leaders, weights, and hooks within the first 1/2 hour of fishing.
Here's the view down the parking lot that butts up to the lake.
Some of us were using bait and some were using lures. The lures seemed to work best.
When we first got to the lake (and driving up there) we were in some heavy rain, but after awhile it cleared up. We had some lovely cool weather for a couple of hours, then a fog bank rolled in.
Within a few minutes, the fog had obscured the opposite shoreline, and it looked like everyone was fishing into nothingness....
Rachel and Dozer. The dog thought the water was really interesting and probably would have jumped in if she'd let him.
Zack's sunny smile.
Dozer sitting on Rachel's feet.
We ended up with 5 rainbow trout. Corbin caught 2, Rachel caught 2, and Paul caught 1.
Can you see the bear? Not a real one, the rock formation looks like a bear climbing up the side of the mountain.