Saturday through Monday was my annual three-day trout fest, fly fishing with brothers Pete and Mike Moffat, formerly of Altadena, in the waters surrounding Mammoth Lakes.
When we are out with our guide Harry Blackburn, the best in the Eastern Sierra, it’s all catch and release. And when you’re with Harry, it’s a lot of catch — the guy is known as the fish whisperer. He also, famously among the other guides in the Sierra, can see trout where no one else can — and proves it by telling you right where to toss your fly, producing a hot strike. We fished with Harry on Sunday on the East Walker near Bridgeport, and slayed ‘em — and put ‘em back.
But Saturday we kept some browns caught in our secret spot, and brought them back to the condo with us, and ate them. This was before that and after Mike had finished cleaning them in the sink.