WASHINGTON

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Good People - Good Water - Good Fish

Washington is part of the 2016 Banff trip.  British Columbia, Orgeon, Washington were actually an afterthought.  After staying in Alberta, Canada, I realized I could do British Columbia, Oregon, and Washington before going home.  It would mean a non-stop trip to Chicago via 33 hours.   Leaving at midnight, I would cross the continental divide and arrive at the border of British Columbia and Washington state.  I would try to fish both in the early morning. 

Washington took a couple of delays.  First, I was doing so well I was ahead of schedule.  The border didn't open until 8:00 am; I arrive at 6:30 am.  I found another river only five miles away and burnt up sometime.  I crossed the border no problem.  The second issue was my phone got ruined as I dropped in a lake.  This means I will be guessing on the locations I choose earlier as I had no GPS anymore.  Lastly, I lost my net, so catching a trout and taking a picture would be challenging.  Catch a trout was no problem.  There was a log laying over the stream Sullivan Creek and place a dry fly right on it.  The rainbow hit it at once, and it is a nice size trout.  But, when trying to take a picture, it wiggled out of my palm and into the water.  I caught another one, and the same thing happens.  It took another hour to see a small trout and a picture.

Washington State Done!

Sullivan Creek

Fields Spring State Park

Washington Grain Fields

Washington Grain Fields

Washington Grain Fields

Sullivan Creek

Brooke Trout

Sullivan Creek