Summer is such a great time of year. The sun is shining, the temperature is hot, and this is the perfect mixture that allows all of us who love the outdoors to go out and do the things we love. There is no better place to go do these things than in the Uintas. Utah is known for many things, and these mountains are one of them. For those of us who grew up just two interstates and a few town roads away, we know the beauty of this place. It is filled with a variety of wildlife, pristine camping, a small army of mosquitos, and lakes with great fishing opportunities. And these ingredients are what made this last weekend awesome for me.
The entire drive up my head was wrapped around the idea of fishing. I warned my mom that as soon as I got there I wanted to head out to the lake. I had a whole plan in mind to get everything unpacked quickly to make sure we would have plenty of time on the lake. I arrived a little after 11 in the morning, which isn’t an ideal time to catch a fish, but I didn’t care and after five minutes of being at camp I was ready with my pole in one hand, tackle box in the other, ready to go.
Needless to say my fishing weekend was a success. I caught he first fish on my first cast. Now that’s skill, or horribly good luck (I’m going to go with skill). After the catch I continued being teased with nibbles until I caught two more after him. I was stoked I didn’t know how to contain myself. These three Brook Trouts were the highlight of my weekend. I kept thinking to myself that when I was younger my parents used to give us kids a dollar for the first catch, biggest catch, and the most catches… All these years later and I’m still thinking about collecting those dollars.
Fishing does that. It’s what many of us do to unwind, think, not think, enjoy the company of others, or to just be by ourselves.
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