Launching my 17.5 foot boat was more challenging than usual at Rock Lake. Usually, I only go to Rock Lake during the spring when the lake is high, but thought October's record rains would have brought the lake up to a good level. I was wrong. The lake was about 2 feet below full pool. Good thing we brought boots and waders, because we needed them.
Despite wrestling to get the boat off and on the trailer, the weather and fishing was outstanding. We caught our limit of fat rainbows easily and a few steelhead. The rainbows were 14-15 inches and the steelhead 16-18 inches. The water temperature was 56 degrees and the visibility 3 to 5 feet.