Small stream fishing near Seattle, Washington.

We hit the Teanaway again. This time I brought a new crew of hooligans. Dan caught his first fish on a fly rod and as we explored more, we found water that looked more familiar and produced a lot more fish. This is a great place to wade for novice fly anglers and people looking to explore the beauty of the mountains without traveling far from Seattle.Screen shot 2013-07-19 at 11.27.28 PM Screen shot 2013-07-19 at 11.27.08 PM Screen shot 2013-07-19 at 11.27.19 PM

The next week (or something like that) I revisited Gold Pan Creek. The flows seemed lower than last year, but summer seemed to have started earlier this year and a little more earnestly. It was 80 degrees in May in 2013!

There were lots of small eager trout (a common theme in Western Washington), but no elusive Bull Trout that I keep hoping for. Of course, I have not specifically targeted them yet either.

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Local Blueberry Farm

Not far from the house (and the Orvis job) is the Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm. As the name implies, it is near some water that looks fishy to me. The farm is separated from the public by this small fence. The walking trail on the right has signs telling about the agricultural history in Bellevue. It is impressive now that Bellevue is such a commercial district.Screen shot 2013-05-28 at 3.14.47 PM Screen shot 2013-05-28 at 3.14.33 PM Screen shot 2013-05-28 at 3.14.42 PM Screen shot 2013-05-28 at 3.14.27 PM Screen shot 2013-05-28 at 3.14.20 PMI will get back this summer to fish the area. Seattle has meny green space near cities. Nobody seems to be out there. I think that most people in Bellevue sit in their fancy offices and then drive to their fancy homes.