After a particularly cold night, the men woke, breakfasted, and were visited by the superintendent of the nearby land company camp they had seen the previous day. He informed the Abbie men that they were camped at the best local trout fishing spot. E.W. Sparrow and Howard Longyear, wearing high rubber boots, waded along the edges of the channel. J.M. Longyear and Mr. Clark set out in the skiff. Both Longyear brothers caught trout that day.