The air temperature was on the cool side but it looked like the sun was going to shine and if the wind stayed down, it would be a good day. The water temp was about 5C (41F) which was better than expected. As it turned out several of the other lakes had already iced over so it was a good choice.
And the fish were cooperative too. The bite started minutes after launch and continued fairly steadily through the day.
There was a steady diet of rainbows in the 14-15 inch range although Bob landed one that taped out at 20 inches. While some of the hits were pretty agressive, a lot of the time the fish would bump the fly a few times before biting.
It was great to get out one more time before ice up.