What did you do in Tahoe for summer vacation?
TAHOETRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; More fun than a back-to-school essay! The Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza want to see what youand#8217;ve been up to this summer. Enter your action photo: Biking, climbing, sailing, etc. in the Summer Adventure Photo Contest at http://www.sierrasun.com/adventurephoto. The first place photo wins a trip for two on the Lower Truckee with I.R.I.E. Rafting Company (www.raftirie.com), a Class II-III whitewater run from Boca Dam through the Floriston Gorge. The whitewater trip may be taken through September or summer 2011. Select images will be published in the Sun. Submission and voting period through Sept. 6, 2010. Hit us with your best shot!
By Jeff Plourde
Special to the Sun
I went up to the Sierra Buttes with my father to camp and fish. We camped at Goose lake, but this photo was taken at Long Lake. We hiked up to Long Lake from Gold Lake Lodge and upon getting to this beautiful high alpine lake I began to fish. Within three casts I had hooked up with this nice Lake Trout. When I brought him up on a rock the fish wiggled so forcefully that he broke the line and plopped back in the water with my lure in his mouth. Thinking my lucky third cast fish was gone I began to turn away when my Dad said and#8220;I see the fish and he is floating.and#8221; Realizing the fish was stunned from the fight and the lure still being in his mouth I quickly took off my shirt and shoes and jumped in to save my lure and lost catch. The fish still had some fight in it, and after a few tries I got a firm grasp on the slippery fish and happily swam to the shore with dinner. Later that evening my father wrapped the cleaned fish in tinfoil with some wine, butter and seasoning. He then cooked it over the open flame at our camp site. This was the tastiest trout I have ever had and the most rewarding as well.
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