November 11, 2011

Cold Creek Pond, Clark County

Glass smooth Cold Creek pond reflecting
Trout Truck and juniper under a snow dusted mountain
I suppose I should have called the hatchery number to check on the timing of the fall stocking program. But, had I called and been told that it hadn't been stocked yet I might not have gone to Cold Creek. And although it turned out that it wasn't stocked, and I'm glad I went "blind" to discover that on my own.
More Cold Creek Pond reflections
It seemed like a great day to go. The heavy overcast was a good premonition.  The winds were calm, very calm, and the water was low but still draining through the discharge pipes.  It was so still and clear that I could see the detail of the weed beds throughout.  I could also see nary a trout anywhere. 
West end of pond, looking east
But still I cast about with my favorite light fly rod, searching for evidence of at least one summer holdover trout.  Nothing. 
Details of the 4-weight rod and Orvis CFO reel
I practiced casting with my fine, light rod.  Enjoyed the company of two wild horses, and snapped a few pictures of my favorite hand-made fly rod. God is good, always. 
Fly rod in the pond
I will admit that I had another reason for the early morning trip.  Several sisters and brothers from my church small group are going through tough times, some physical, some spiritual.  I needed to pray for them, for the Lord’s strength that they may endure, persevere, and triumph over these worldly tribulations; spiritual warfare battles, that’s what they really are. Driving thirty-five minutes each way, with the radio/CD off, was filled with prayers. 
Nickel silver and cedar spacer reel seat details
My son Brian has come to record cover songs of his favorite Christian artists.  I find it no coincidence at all that he recorded his cover of Matthew West’s “Strong Enough” just a day ago.  West based the lyrics on the troubles of a young mother, but also on Philippians 4:13 – “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.  How often we need reminding that while we are weak and broken, He is strong enough.     
Happy and blessed angler


Anonymous said...

Per the Lake Mead Hatchery line today was the day! Happy fishing!

FisherDad said...

Yep, planning on wetting a line in Cold Creek this week, Weather should be beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I squeezed in an hour before work this morning. It was excellent fishing! Got six in that time and had several others that released before I landed them (all were safely released unharmed).