From the trailhead, it was a beautiful 3.1 mile hike through God's Country. Pine trees line the trail and hard rock carved by the hand of time do little to cushion each step. It's an easy hike for the most part, we just wish we would have remembered the bug spray, word of warning to the wise. The trail is easily marked which helped. Being a little out of shape, the workout was welcomed.
Coming down one of the only steep sections of the trail, a meadow opened open with a beautiful alpine lake in it. We quickly made out way to the shore and began to rig up our rod. Even though it was about 10 in the morning and no clouds were in the sky, the sun beating upon us and the lake, the fish were still rising to whatever they could find on the surface. At other Uinta Lakes we have had success with a caddis pattern so tied one on. They didn't seem to be interested in that at all.
As the heat of the day continued to grow, the strikes became less but did not stop completely. After a few casts in each spot we would move a few yards to the next one around the shore, slowly making our way around the entire lake. Near it's largest inlet we had a strike that made us wish we took a larger rod. Finally we brought in the largest Brook Trout that we have ever caught. Not gigantic by any means, but when you are use to catching 8" Brookies in mountain streams, a 12" one is a monster.
Finally, we made our way around the entire lake and it was time to return back to civilization. The hike back was not was exciting as the hike to the lake, but just as beautiful. It was a great day fishing and we were able to knock something off of our 2015 bucket list. For more pictures, check out our Gallery.