Loon Lake #2 July 2015

Loon Lake

Our second trip to Loon Lake this year, back in my old campsite #17.  Parked right next to us were our friends Gary and Cheryl Goldsmith, in #15, along with their pup, Benatar.  Weather was delightful this time with lows at nite around 48 and days mid to high 70s.  And no bugs!!  Beautiful sunny days with great cloud formations, but often rather windy.

We hiked along shore line since the lake was down another couple feet since June, probably less than 50% at this point.  And hiked a couple miles along the Rubican trail into desolation wilderness.  Swimming and kayaking also, as usual.

I got to try out my new Garmin fishfinder and loved it.  Showed depth and temperature of the water, and of course, fish and fish depth, including sized icons of small, medium and large.  It wasn’t until the third day that I started catching trout using my worm and dodger setup, trolling.  Got three, kept the big one (15″) and gave it to Gary and Cheryl for dinner.  I also lost another three just when i was about to net them.  Fishing best along our campground shore, the boat launch area and by the pump out structure where I found the to be a huge hole about 60′ down and packed with fish, all at the bottom.  Probably 50 fish down there.

Anyway, a great trip, lots of laughs with good friends, Qwerkle (Kate consistently beating me) and cocktails and PBR.  Not too many pics, but here they are.

Author: Geoff

Quick rundown: Grew up in Lombard, Illinois, went to Arizona State University, worked as a CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co, then Laventhal and Horwath, then Rolling Stones, then Heron International, then Goodby Berlin and Silverstein in San Francisco. Moved to the foothills in 1990 and traded futures and designed websites. Married to Kate Stewart, now living in Colfax, CA. We have six grandchildren. I enjoy camping in our RV, hiking, kayaking, fishing, droning and cross country skiing Also conga drumming, photography and dogs.

4 thoughts on “Loon Lake #2 July 2015”

  1. These are fun! Such a beautiful area, and great neighbors.
    I LOVE the photo of Cheryl with “her” fish and bloody mary! Too cute:-)

  2. Thanks for your neat story about the camping & fishing trip. Sure sounds like a lot of fun. The Garmin sounds like a good tool to help you catch plenty of nice, bigger fish. Nice variety of your fine photos as usual. Take care Bro, looking forward to your next trip. Also, Happy Early Birthday man next weekend. Hope your 69th will be a fantastic & healthy year.
    Take care your lil Bro Geo.
    Las Vegas

  3. Whoopie! A great time we all had and I even ate a fish killed by you know who. Thanks Geoff. Your yodeling in the evening was beautiful. Cheers pals!

  4. Great camping & fishing trip. That was a good size trout you gave your camping neighbor. I like brother George’s
    reply. Good shot of Kate napping.

    Love, Mom

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