Yesterday I decided to head out to Grant County for some exploring. There are some lakes that I've been thinking about all winter. Some are on the maps and some aren't. All are stocked with fry and fingerlings of various species of trout. Between Google Earth, Delorme and a call to the regional WDFW bio I had enough info to find them. My first stop was at the Columbia Wildlife Refuge Desert Unit. The lakes are about 2 miles from the end of the road. They look nice, but a light watercraft, or at the minimum a pair of waders are needed because they're mostly ringed with reeds. If you did lug in a boat or tube you'll almost surely have the place to yourself. After that I went to took a look at Soda, Goose and some other little lakes in the area south of Potholes Lake. They look nice and have good access for watercraft. Next stop was another unit of the Columbia Wildlife Refuge in search of another stocked lake. The problem in all these areas is the abundance of small ponds. It can be hard to figure out which lake is which. I think I found the one I was looking for, but I'm not sure. At this point it was about 5:30pm and I had only visited half the spots that I wanted to. I also hadn't caught any fish. I decided to go for my back up plan and head to Rocky Ford. I got there about 6:00pm. Many cars and fisherman in the first lot and the second. Thankfully the last lot was empty. I parked and headed down to the metal bridge. I caught two and LDRed two more right away. The one in the pic was about 25" and thick. After that I went to the "monster hole" and got two more, both over 20-22". A third broke me off and took my most productive fly. Remember to use 1X when fishing the monster hole. The fly was a green crystal leech fished unweighted on a intermediate 6wt line.