As Delores was leaving the Shell gas station with a ten pound bag of ice, she ran into Mike, the designated safety escort for the NCLA group, heading inside. Mike had never fished Fish Creek before so he was a bit unsure of its location and so he followed Delores there. The timing was perfect.
They were lucky enough to have made plans on such a beautiful Spring day. The weather was in their favor, the midges (no-see-ums) were nowhere to be seen, the breeze was slight and the tide was going out which made it an easy paddle for them.
The sun was shining down pretty good at this point and it seemed like a good time to shed a few layers of clothing. But it was also slack tide and we decided to leisurely head back to the ramp.
Gerald, the property manager, once again greeted us on our return and kindly offered to fillet the trout Delores had caught. Mike had the presence of mind to video tape the fillet lesson on his iPhone for future reference. We all said our 'good-bye's and promised to share our photos upon arrival home. It was a great start to a fun-filled year of fishing with new friends.