I hauled out of work early and found myself at Summit Lake, which is just outside of Olympia.
I was hoping to find the hot smallmouth bass fishing some folks talk about, but, as usual, the yellow perch caught my attention.
The deeper weedbeds -- about six feet deep near docks -- were full of perch, and some of them were pushing 10 to 12 inches. I was fishing a sinking line and a sparkle olive Woolly Bugger.
Life was good -- until my waders popped their first leak.
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Chester Allen
Fishing Fool and outdoor writer