Lake was pretty stained today. Quite a few boaters out. However, they were all fishing. Pretty nice not having to deal with the wake of a pleasure boater. It was windy though. I fished the back cove where boaters can camp and was able to land a LM, albeit small one. Person told me that the gates open to start the drawdown on Oct. 1st. I wonder if the govt. shutdown would affect this? Going to Deer Creek on Crownover rd, I ran into a triathalon happening. Hundreds of bicycles. Reminded me of being in a movie and going through the middle of a parade. Sure wish they would have closed the road. Been lot safer for everyone. Once I got onto Deercreek rd, the runners were running. Loads of people on the road handing out water and towels I think. Never so glad to make it to the ramp.