Last evening was another warm evening with temps never going lower than the low 70s. Sleeping in a warm tent, with buzzing mosquitoes in the trees, was difficult. Kay paddled with Harry today, fishing the weed beds in a bay on the southeast shoreline. She caught 3 more trophy fish, again using a Senko, including a largemouth bass, the first trophy largemouth bass caught with our guides since 1989.
This makes her 5 for the trip, one more than my entire total since 2002—she deserves them all! I fished with Mary today and caught fish all day using Slim’s foam fly with a yellow body. The fly used yesterday, with the chartreuse body, was too deep in a fish to retrieve, so we cut the line, kept the fish for eating, and switched flies. The fly was later recovered and will be used tomorrow. Because of the unusually high temps, we again swam and bathed just off the island, and enjoyed the cooling water. The night was another warm one, and sleep did not come easy or often.