I hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th this past weekend. It's rather difficult to tie flies if your missing a finger or two so I hope we all paid attention to safe fireworks practices over the holiday and came out unscathed!!
I was lucky enough to be able to spend a three day weekend at the lake with the wife and dog , enjoying the nice weather and just relaxing.
I actually took the boat and a couple of rods hoping to get out and look for some carp or bass in my spare time one morning or evening , but unfortunately the wind blew so hard all three days it just didn't happen. As close as I got to actually fishing was walking the shoreline with Joe hoping to get lucky and find a carp.
We didn't find any fish but we did come upon an amazing hatch of mayflies on one particular shoreline.
I probably could have found somewhere that was out of the gale but to be honest I wasn't all that energetic , sometimes it's nice to spend the weekend sitting around in the shade of a big tree with a cold beverage and nothing else to do.
We went on a few short hikes on some local trails in the mornings after breakfast and then spent most of the afternoons lakeside cooling off in the water.
Of course , like most of the trips I'm party to , we also ate pretty good and enjoyed a few cold adult beverages come evening time while sitting around the campfire.
Considering that it was a holiday weekend the crowds weren't all that bad , while we still had to contend with a few idiots (you can't get away from them anymore...doesn't matter when or where you go!) we were surprisingly lucky and got to enjoy a couple of quiet evenings around camp.
All in all we had a great time...doing basically nothing except kicking back and relaxing with some good company.