There is a really nice lake (Echo Lake) here in the park that is stocked with Trout. Mark brought his fly fishing gear from home with the thought of doing a little fishing. We had been hearing people talk about fishing for Hornpout, a term we had never heard. It turns out that Hornpout is a Brown Bullhead Catfish. Most people don’t eat them and they are unwanted in the lakes.
Mark bought a fishing license and inexpensive spinning rod and we went down to the lake for some fishing. It looked like a lot of fun so the next day I bought a fishing license and rod!
Most of the fish we caught were not very big (about 4 inches). We fished with worms, leftover teriyaki pork tenderloin and artificial crawlers. The Hornpout didn’t seem to be very particular about what we put on the hook!
It was a blast! We each caught 6 fish in about two hours.
Beautiful Echo Lake