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 It's been a while since I last backed packed up to Bug, at least 15 years. Back then it was a great brook trout and land-lock salmon lake! How many people know you can stand up in the middle of the lake and only be in about a foot of water. Have some great stories about the lake and the trout I caught over the years. Caught a three lb. Land-lock one evening from a small canoe that I had carried up. Held it in my hands for a moment and just admired it's beauty
    before slippin' it back into the lake. Didn't have the camera w/ me but still have that fish etched into the celluloid of my mine. That was some twenty years ago. The first time that I visited Bug lake was in the late 70's. It was
a beautiful warm Sept. Weekend. Camped over under the big pines. Had just bought a brand new Jansport pack which I still use today. Anyway, had spent the late afternoon fishing for brookies from shore. The action was to say the least was furious. The tip from Willard the Ranger stationed atop the Wakely fire tower (copper color phebe) was part of my success. That day the trout where just crazy jumpin' out of the water all over that lake. It just got to the point  
    that that I just gave up fishin', set the pack rod aside, and just stood there watching totally amazed! So many brookies were jumping out of the water and slapping their bellies as they re-entered the water it sounded like applause!
 Ya' gott'a lot a great memories of bug lake. Some time ask my nephew about getting stuck on a ledge climbing the cliff above Eagle nest! Guess who had to climb up and get him down? Good thing I love the kid, can't wait till his kids are old enough to tell them the story. Happy Trails,

Uncle Dale Says Dale Reed


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