Well it was time for the Annual Family Fishing Day. Once again we went to Lake Devereaux and the trout were plentiful and willing. However, the weather was not so nice! We had squalls blowing through all day long. At times it was brutal wet and cold, and then 15 min. later it was sunny and warm! Crazy spring weather which is typical around here but this is the first time we have had it show up on family fishing day.
Used the S4 this year and the sheer ability to fish more people made it invaluable. I was in it all day. No motorized vessels on this lake so I just paddled which was fine even though the wind made it a challenge at times.
Every year on the Fish Washington Free Weekend our church has a “Family Fishing Day” . We gather together and bring all manner of things that float (Wavewalks did most of the fishing) and take all who would like to come fishing. We have a picnic potluck at 1pm. This year we went to Lake Devereaux. There were a bunch of little fishermen that got to catch their first fish ever! I got to be the one that helped them. Since there is no real shore fishing, I would take them out in the W700 and once the fish was hooked up let them reel it in. When they caught one fish I would bring them back and get the next kido. The W700 did the lions share of the fishing and it was great to be able to take out a little and their parent and get them on a fish. The stocked trout were plentiful and willing and the kids had a blast. Here are a couple of favorite pictures of the day.
One of the beauties of the Wavewalk is that it is so easy to take short trips. Throw some ice in the soft ice chest to keep the fish good and cold, load the Wavewalks and go. We left for Lake Devereaux after dinner, and just stayed for about 1.5 hours on the water, but what a beautiful night! On this particular lake which is 15 minutes from my house, we were the only boats out there. In our time on the water we caught 2 trout that were released, 1 small kokanee (next year’s fish) and two nice keepers. Just a beautiful night on the water.