Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall Colorado Tuesday Sept 23

One thing about a  vacation, it’s hard to keep the date right.

We are roadtrip people, but today we stayed put.  This lake is so beautiful that we decided to just stay another day.  However, we had to travel the ten or so miles into Salida to empty holding tanks and pick up a few fishing supplies.  We were back in time to spend the entire afternoon fishing.  If you look closely at the one picture I am posting today, you will see the grill for hamburgers.  We caught a few trout, but they were very small.

We are not experienced fisherpeople so bait is always a question mark.  We have had luck in the past with salmon eggs which is what we used yesterday.  Today we tried worms and everything in between and  no luck.  After we gave up for the day, I walked around the lake with my camera and talked to several experienced looking  fishermen.  One said he had good luck with a very small fly with a casting bubble.  Another said he saw a man down the line catch his limit using multicolored marshmallows.  I should have called cousin Sylvie’s husband Mike to get the scoop before we left Monument.  Or better yet, take a lesson from him!

Well, we are getting the roadtrip itch so think we’ll head out tomorrow.  Have to check in to see where because we’re not sure ourselves. 

So, here’s our one picture for today.  After Labor Day all the camping spaces are first come first serve.  We paid for our famous site before we left but neglected to leave the tag on the pole.  So, when we got back someone had taken it.  I think this spot is also very pretty.  The picture was taken as the sun was slipping down.

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