Sunday, July 11, 2010
Fished the Yellowstone again today and once again the fish were hungry in a greedy sort of way. Lots of rainbows (40-50), one brown, and a 3 whities, nothing particularly huge but lots of eats all day long. When the fish are hungry like this and jammed up on the banks, I don't think it matters what you throw at them so long as it's not tangled up around the rod tip. Had some great clients today and plenty of redneck asses running around in jetboats.
One would think that you would slow down if you were in a 20' plus jetboat with a freking dragcar engine in it racing up the river that you would slow down when getting near a wee 16' row boat like mine! I've never seen that many jetboats on the river today and we were well above the mythical HP river float. Hell, I even saw people on jet skis which is a first for me! Fishing was good enough that it wasn't that bothering but the degree of rudeness I see from human beings everyday never ceases to impress me. The good part...maybe not...was that someone buried one of these big son o bithces in about 6 feet of water right out in the middle of the river. It looked like a root pile at first but it was actually the center console of the boat! SO what did we learn from our last two days on the Yellowstone? If I ever own a big ass jetboat it's ok to run full on about 4 rod lengths from your neighbor.