This lake is really hard to fish from shore now. It was hit hard by clearcutting a couple years ago. The few trees left standing on the south side of the lake(the only access) blew over into the lake. We saw a few fish rise out in the middle. Impossible to fish from shore Long hike from gate. Bring a float tube. Julia lake to the north is a total bushwack up the creek from Smelling. No fish caught at either lake. These lakes were great 20 years ago.