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April
23rd

Then I let the Alpine play…

Where: Omak Lake and Lake Lenice
When: Saturday and Sunday
Conditions: Alternating sun and clouds, mild temperatures
Flies used: Lahontan cutthroat: Beadhead, rubber-legged hare’s ear;
black crosscut bunny Gotcha; gray over white clouser. Rainbow trout:
glo bug, stillwater nymph, Sno Cone

Song of the day: “Better Off Alone,” Alice Deejay (Click the title to see how fishing went.

“Are you going back?”

“I have to. I need to find out if it’s going to be any different. I
won’t be fishing the following weekend, after all. Besides, I’ll be in

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April
16th

Omak Attack

Where: Omak Lake and Rocky Ford
When: Saturday and Sunday
Conditions: Overcast, mild and slightly breezy on Saturday; warm, sunny and calm on Sunday
Flies used: Lahontan cutthroat: Beadhead, rubber-legged hare’s ear;
wooly bugger; black bunny Gotcha; brown over white clouser; white
zonker; black zonker; Rickard’s stillwater nymph; Sno-cone; kitchen
sink (just kidding). Rainbow trout: glo bug, stillwater nymph, white
leech, blue-winged olive, Copper John

Song of the day: “La Grange,” ZZ Top (Click the title to see some Lahontans up close)

“It’s Friday! Is it okay to be excited

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April
9th

Scaling down

Where: The Little Deschutes
When: Saturday
Conditions: Overcast, drizzly, but warm
Flies used: Red Copper John, rubber-legged Copper John

Song of the day: “River of Dreams,” Billy Joel (Click the title to see some local resident cuttie action)

“Any fishing plans this weekend?”

“Just some local stuff, probably going to check the Little D out. It’s been a few years and I’ll be down there, anyway.”

“Well give me a call tomorrow, I might want to tag along.”

Two days later, Don and I were sitting at an IHOP in Olympia, formulating our

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April
3rd

Less than ideal

Where: Omak Lake, Lake Lenore
Conditions: Breezy and overcast on Saturday; clear and cold on Sunday
Flies used: Beadhead rubber-legged hare’s ear; black zonker; olive wooly bugger; black sno-cone; red sno-cone

Song of the day: “Everything Falls Apart,” Dog’s Eye View (Click the title to see what went wrong)

“Maybe the water’s too cold–Darc did say it was a brutal winter.”

That was the story everywhere we went.

Consequently, fishing was brutal.

Maybe we should've prayed to the fish gods first...
Maybe we should’ve prayed to the fish

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