Saturday, December 17, 2011

40 Degrees my Ass.....











The river had dropped a whole 50cfs and the weather channel said 40 degrees, should be a killer day was my mindset when i went to bed last night. jerry allowed me a little sleep in time since he didn't want to meet until 8am unlike the usual 6:30 meet times that myself and the others have. i still managed to be a little late. a little betos and we were on the road. the best sight when approaching the river is the absence of others cars/people. although there were no other cars there when we arrived i was 1/2 expecting someone to show up as we were gearing up so we rushed as fast as we could and made the trek to the water. the morning was brisk and i apparently had left my gloves at home so i was in no hurry to start casting any time soon. the morning started off very slow, it wasn't until about lunch time that i was into our first hook up. right away the fish came hurling out of the water and it was easy to see that it was the best fish i had hook there in quite sometime. jerry fumbled with the net job, but finally got the job done. a still pretty beat up fish from the spawn with lots of color measured at a cool 22". a few pics and it was on it's merry way. we pounded that hole for a long minute with nothing more then jerry losing his first opportunity. in the next 2hrs i caught one more while jerry was shooting blanks. once jerry did land one though it was smooth sailing from there. we were almost done when one hole welcomed us with open arms and practically starting throwing fish at us. between us it seemed it was one fish after another. that one hole definitely turned our day around. really the only pisser on the day was the temp's. we don't think it reached above 30 degrees and we spent all day constantly de-icing our guides.

3 comments:

Richard said...

Beto's for breakfast is a lot like life; that which doesn't kill us only makes us stronger.

Justin Craddock said...

Those are some great looking browns. Excellent color on the big male. Nice work!

Bigerrfish said...

looks like you did just fine!..