it was at noontime when i was at the lake and i noticed that people are either having a picnic, driving a bike, swimming or fishing. imagine the heat today ,which sometimes reaches 35 degrees Celsius, yet you'll see these people fishing.people walking with fishing rods, setting up their baits along the lake shore is a common scene in Sampalok lake on a weekend.some do it for a living while others enjoy it as a leisure. kids also had their own time of spending time with the lake by making improvised boats made up of styrofoam.
the sinking of the boat Princess of the Stars in the coast of Sibuyan island might have affected the sales of fishes in Luzon but not in Sampalok lake as they rely more on the fresh water fishes.being an archipelago with 7,107islands with several bodies of water within the islands, it shows that a large number of Filipinos depend their living in fishing. next to biking and fishing around the lake, i highly recommend jogging. specially for people who seek to loose weight and live a healthy lifestyle. so here's a guide from the local officials of San Pablo for those who wants to jog around Sampalok lake:
Activity -------- Fast -------- Slow
Walk -----------35mins ------ 42mins
Jog -------------22mins -------30mins
Run ------------16mins -------19mins
San Pablo city might not be the best place to be, but it's worth visiting for a day trip.