Thursday, August 6, 2009
Rock Lake Brook
This is a nice Brook Trout that my wife caught on a backpacking trip to Rock Lakes ( I am holding it in the picture her hands are not that manly). Rock lakes is a small group of lakes south of Mount Hood about 2 hours from Portland. I normally practice catch and release but when it comes to eating dehydrated noodles or fresh trout after hiking 5 miles I choose the unlucky brooky.
"The perch swallows the grub-worm, the pickerel swallows the perch, and the fisher-man swallows the pickerel; and so all the chinks in the scale of being are filled" - Thoreau, Walden Pond