It was hotter than hell yesterday but despite this, I decided to go fishing. From 3 – 6:30 p.m. things were slow. Besides dehydration, the only thing to show for my efforts was a 2 lb sucker fish. At 6:30 p.m. it was like someone flipped a switch. From 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. I was getting bites on both rods at a rate of every 10 – 15 minutes. I actually ran out of bait!
- 1 2 lb sucker fish
- 8 walleye in the 8 – 10″ range
- 1 20″ rainbow trout
Here’s the gallery:
I had hoped to do better on the trout, however, I think the small-fry walleye got in the way. The water is also 15′ down from last Labor Day. I’m not sure if they are flushing the river in preparation for the spring spawn or if it’s something else. We’ve actually had abnormal precipitation and rain levels are up from last year.
Another old friend is coming up for a fishing trip. We plan to go out over Labor Day weekend so I hope the water levels have risen and the temps have dropped by then. Given that the semester is starting I doubt I’ll get out again before then.
My right hip has not been right since our San Francisco vacation. Over the last seven years it’s given me issues but they always went away. This time not so much. After hiking in and back out across the moonscape, lets just say Mr. Hip would not speak to me on the 40 minute drive home. In the next few months I suppose I need to go see a doctor and have it x-rayed.
Despite the blazing afternoon heat and throbbing hip, I still found a little Zen before the semester starts!