Hey guys haven't posted much in the past couple months so get ready for a novel haha. Just have been caught up with health issues in the family as well as my own, but things are starting to look up a little. Managed to get away the last ten days of July to meet family and friends at the end of their summer camping trip. Spent 7 days camping at Sugarpine Point State Park in Tahoe, and then 2 days at Oh Ridge campground at June Lake. Didn't do a ton of fishing, mostly relaxing and hanging out with family and friends... but there is no way I wasn't getting at least a little fishing in up there. No luck on the actual lake up in Tahoe due to my location and the size of the lake, and the fact that I was attempting to troll in a tube :mrgreen: ... but nonetheless the views from my tube were awesome. I also did a little creek fishing up there with minimal success. The water levels in the creeks and rivers feeding into the lake were down significantly from years past. My only decent luck in the Tahoe region came from fishing down the Truckee in my tube. Caught around a dozen little browns, averaging around 7", but also managed a couple in the 13-14" range. I was a little skeptical about taking my tube through the rapids... but the only thing that ended up getting scratched up were my ankles :shock: Miller lite adds? Next stop was June lake. The majority of the two days I was there it was very hazy and smokey. All of the smoke from that Fresno area fire seemed to fill the June Lake loop. The first morning I took my tube out you could hardly see the mountains across the lake, but for a couple hours the second morning the wind ceased and it was nice and clear. Didn't land anything of good size, but got several little alpers for dinner. Found this guy hiding in my stuff The last part of my report is from this afternoon. I got my new rod in, and let me tell you... I may never buy a different rod ever again. I bought my first G.loomis in january, and I upgraded to an NRX blue today. Went up to Loveland for the last hour of the day and was throwing 8" T-rigged worms as deep as I could get them. Even with 20 MPH headwinds I could feel every little pebble, boulder, and stick I dragged my worm over. Only got one bite, but it was the clearest bite I've ever felt. That bass didn't know what hit him! It's NRX for now on for me. I think with all the shore fishing I do though, I will get a green model next time. The blue model scratches very, very easily... but the sensitivity is worth it! P.S. I'm not sure why the last picture is sideways. I rotated the picture but it still shows up that way.