Fishing at Mineral Lake and Mt. Rainier

Though truth be told, I just go along for the ride, Bob does all the fishing. Mineral Lake sits in the Cascade foothills near Mt. Rainier and Bob remembers coming here way back in the last century. I told you about that already in A Fishing Trip Back in Time.

Honestly it hasn’t changed much. We launched our little boat and passed by Mineral Lake Resort – see what I mean?

As we made our way around the lake, the color changed from dark blue and purple,

to milky aquamarine, though I can’t tell you why.

As we trolled, enjoying the solitude, and feasting on our tuna sandwiches, it wasn’t long before Bob got a a bump, and began to wrestle with a trout.

I secretly hoped he would get away but Bob was able to bring him in.

The poor fish didn’t even get a last meal as the bait was a lure. I was happy when he was released back into the lake and survived the ordeal though I wonder what he told his friends about his near death experience. (“Stay away from the bright pink one! It tastes terrible!”)

After a couple hours of fishing we headed up to the Mountain.

I already shared some photos from that part of the trip in a recent post (here) but you can’t have too many pictures of Mt. Rainier, can you? I think not.

And that will do for now.

~ Susanne

22 Comments on “Fishing at Mineral Lake and Mt. Rainier

  1. Wow, such amazing pictures, Susanne! Isn’t Mount Rainier just stunningly beautiful place to explore and photograph! Have a great day and thanks for sharing πŸ˜€ Aiva

  2. I did a lot of lake fishing as a kid since my father loved it. As an adult I also spent a lot of time with a bobber and worm. I never did try trolling with a lure, as your husband does. I liked just sitting and mostly catching nothing. I, like you, was happiest when no fish was caught.

    • I fished in Hood Canal as a kid, dropping my line off the dock and watching the fish bite. I loved it then, but not so much anymore. I’m happier just being on the lake enjoying the views. πŸ™‚

  3. I have never been interested in fishing. That said, that’s a very nice place not to fish in. πŸ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. Lovely photos! What a beautiful day! Wow, the snow on Mt Rainer looks great on these hot, humid days.

    • Aw thanks! My great grandfather was an early Seattle photographer and did indeed create postcards. A different era, so mine might remain virtual. 😊

  5. Nice photos of a lovely part of the state. I wonder if the color change in the lake is to do with water melting off the mountain bumping up against the usual lake water?

    • Thanks. Could be. I thought it might also have to do with different depths and how the sun was hitting it but I don’t really know.

  6. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! I am so jealous, haven’t been to Mt. Rainier in a few years. Was going to go this summer, but not going anywhere now due to you-know-what (starts with a β€œC”).

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