Friday, June 03, 2011
The Truth of Today
The Dearborn came up a bunch, have no idea what the MO did...haven't even looked. There's about 9000 boats around Craig right now and I'm sure tomorrow will only bring more. Stay away...just one more day please.
Had a great day yesterday from Mountain Palace to Pelican on double wire worms. Fish were hungry and sitting where they should be...visibility was about 2' or so. Went back to the well today to try to avoid the crowds at the Dam and get on some fresh fish. The river was dirtier today and I probably should have paid more attention before getting on it as there was only 6" or so of vis today and the Dam would have been a fine choice.
So, about 100yds into it I realize this and think "oh shit" to myself. It's pouring, blowing, 42, and the river looks like something you're more likely to catch a sturgeon in than a trout - and I've got a full day ahead of me. We got lucky a few times but the honey holes were full of trees, shrubs, and dead cows (not literally). I was getting worried about 11 or so and decided to make a run to the truck and do an afternoon float up at the dam to salvage the day. I had a feeling that my clients would probably resist all efforts to try to get them back on the water after they dried up felt their toes again, so I was hoping for something.
Why tell this? I'm sure others do this all the time but never have I and I can't imagine making a day out of the mouth at Sheep Creek as there's usually not much water in there and rarely ever enough to get a boat in. Plus, I won't be doing it again anytime soon so go get 'em. Anyway, it helped pad the day and we found a great fish in there too.