We thought the bear photo would get your attention! However, our story doesn't start there. Sunday, May 26, 2019, was our last full day in Pink Mountain, BC. The day dawned bright and clear with light winds and expected highs in the 70s. We felt it would be a perfect day to kayak and fish.
One of our discoveries since getting our fishing licenses in BC has been Anglers Atlas. Published in Prince George, these little booklets cover all the fishing regions in British Columbia. While the booklets don't list every lake, they mention the good ones. We can also go online and check out all the other lakes they have information on. We found them invaluable in deciding which lakes to fish. Today's expedition took us to Inga Lake.
We were a little surprised when we arrived to see so much wave action on the lake. Apparently, the winds can differ from valley to valley. Not to be denied, we set out and pointed our kayaks into the wind. We paddled upwind with waves breaking over our bow. We then let the wind push us along. No need to paddle today.
It took a good hour or so for the winds to die down, but when they did, the fish started jumping. The far shore of the lake provided a little protection from the wind. It was fun to watch the red shouldered blackbirds fly around the cattails.
As Dave worked his way back up wind, Kathy hung out at the bottom of the lake. Kathy was the first to catch a fish.
However, Dave landed an monster 15 inch rainbow trout. Kathy did catch a second fish, but Dave insists it is quality over quantity!
Once the wind died down and the fish started biting, we completely lost track of time and each other. We forgot to make arrangements to meet up for lunch, so at 2:30 we both ended up at the boat ramp looking for the other. A late lunch is better than no lunch at all.
After lunch, we decided to call it a day. We had enough fish for dinner. No need to be greedy. We packed up and started our drive back to Pink Mountain. We noticed that all along the Alaska Highway the dandelions are in full bloom. Did you know black bears LOVE dandelions. We spotted one black bear this morning, but were not able to get a photo. However, on the way home, we spotted this mother and three cubs. We bagged four bears, which is more than the fish we caught!
However, we get to eat the fish. All we can do with the bears is admire the photos!
And so ends another adventure along the Alaska Highway. Our next stop is Summit Lake in the Stone Mountain Provincial Park. We're pretty sure there will be no cell or internet for the next five days, so don't be surprised if you don't hear from us for a while.
Until next time, stay thirsty my friends.