Undeterred, We Fish On
Dude's Fishing Hole

My brother, Trevor, flew in from San Francisco for the holiday weekend this year. While in town, we decided to try our luck at fishing. After buying our license and gearing up at the local REI and Sports Authority, we drove to Golden Gate Canyon State Park. The park has several ponds to choose from, but the ranger at the Vistor Center recommended Dude's Fishing Hole. According to the ranger, Dude's Fishing Hole doesn't get as crowded as the other fishing spots becuase it requires a short hike to get to it. Well, apparently he's been recommending it for quite some time, because the pond was more crowded than any of the others.

We set up on the far side of the pond, away from the crowd, and started casting. Not having much luck, we blamed the other fishermen for overfishing the lake. But once the clouds moved in and nearly everyone left, we still didn't catch anything and there was no one left to blame. Trevor got a few bites and almost reeled in a small rainbow trout, but we ended up leaving empty handed.

 
Panorama Point
Panorama Point
Claiming our Fishing Spot
Claiming our Fishing Spot
Looking Right
Looking Right
 
Looking Left Towards the Dam
Looking Left Towards the Dam
Trevor gears up...
Trevor gears up...
...and we're fishing!
...and we're fishing!
 
The Clouds Move In
The Clouds Move In
The temperature drops, and the competition gives up.
Undeterred, We Fish On
Undeterred, We Fish On
Trevor reels in the catch of the day: seaweed.
Trevor reels in the catch of the day: seaweed.
(Or whatever they call it in a lake.)
 
Self-photo
Self-photo
Dude's Fishing Hole
Dude's Fishing Hole