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For Father's Day this year I went with my dad to Irrigation (Dunalter) Lake to see if the fish were biting. Usually we are never disappointed and this trip was no exception. In the three hours we were out on the lake we caught and released five rainbow trout. The lake, which is so close to Houston, is my favorite spot to enjoy peaceful fishing. With electric motors only allowed on the lake, few people go to Irrigation Lake to fish. Everyone is missing out though; you are enveloped by the quiet, pristine surroundings during the spring and early summer. While fishing I love watching the eagles catch fish and loons move so gracefully around the lake. As the summer continues the fish tend to dive deeper and bite less often due to the heat.
The heat does have an upside though. People are drawn to Irrigation Lake in the summer, but they aren't fishing they are swimming.
Irrigation Lake is one of the most popular swimming areas in the summer when the weather turns hot. With a small beached area and picnic spots all around, the spot is very well-liked. Irrigation Lake still offers more for people to enjoy though! Walking trails start on either side of the parking lot and take you almost all around the lake. Also with campfire pits, it is a relaxing area to enjoy your evening.
Though I enjoy cooling down at Irrigation Lake this summer, I cannot wait for fall to come. When the weather starts cooling down again the fish will be biting once more and that's my favorite thing about Irrigation Lake.