CENTRAL WASHINGTON'FISH-IN 2003' PHOTOS
By Deanna Lee Birkholm, Publisher FAOL
Here are photos from the regional Central Washington Fish-In 2003 held
in Ephrata Washington, May 1st - 4th (although some were there earlier!)
These photos, these taken by "Z," Denny Conrad and JC. If you have photos, we'll
add them here - email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or by snail mail to:
FAOL, P.O. Box 1959, Poulsbo, WA 98370.
Here's the place - The Oasis Park in Ephrata, Washington - great park
owned and operated by the city.
This Fish-In was organized by "Linemender" - Cary Morland (right) and
(left) Steve Zweber - "Z". Here they are ready to fish Rocky Ford Creek.
Actually they were wonderful guides as well.
Looking at the map makes it easy to see why this region was picked.
Rockey Ford Creek is a C&R barbless spring-creek fishery, with big
trout - typical of the one at the top of the page. There are
several lakes close which have trout and panfish. Something for everyone!
JC and I arrived on Friday, most of the group was either out fishing
or had been earlier. All who attended stayed at the park except for
JC and I - we stayed at the Best Western Rama Inn a mile toward town.
Left to right, Linemender, Castwell, LadyFisher, MikeMT, flycastNW, Z and REW.
Here's ffb and a nice trout, more to come!
Fishermen need to eat too - here's a tailgate picnic at Rocky Ford; Z, LadyFisher
Can you guess what happened here? Maybe a dropped fly box? Naw.....automatic hatch?
A tip of the FAOL Hat on this. Private property access for fly fishers!
Here are some photos of the guys who fished the lakes, these are MikeMT.
Saturday night was a potluck. Dutch oven stew, dips, chips, oysters, chicken,
hot dogs, salads and peach or cherry cobbler Dutch oven style.
Here's most of the group at the potluck (above).
Sunday morning many of the group headed to Rocky Ford Creek for
a last try at the huge rainbows. For the weekend, the numbers of
successful fisherman was very high.
This first Central Washington Fish-In was a great success, and plans are
underway for a repeat in '04. Thanks to Z and Linemender for organizing
it and to all who attended:
Linemender, Z, Denny, BobW, HawksFly, Butch, REW and Nancy, JeffW, MikeMt,
Stef and Koda, Webfoot, SpanFly, Julie and sons Casey and Chaz, FlyCastNW
and Dee, Del, ffb and Bob, Dammit-it Don and Patti, OldFart and Marilyn,
Bob Sherwin, JC and Ladyfisher. (Please let me know if I left anyone out!)
Great Fish-In! ~ dlb
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