July 19th, 2017
JP scouted out Heyburn Lake today. Evidently there are pike, bass and crappie in the lake. Near shore is pretty well over-grown with algae and such. We are one pontoon down (mine blew a pontoon and we are waiting on a way to get replacements delivered on the road). JP is now totally equipped for bass and was good to go. He caught his first pike (24” and 6# pike) and we caught some croppie and a few smaller bass. It was nice seeing him fly fishing again! We spent all of 8 hours at the lake.
The weather here is beautiful. The area is a combination of Brownsville with fields and wide open space and then the trees and landscape similar to the Cascades.