Well the river is up...WAY up...
I had been going bonkers lately with the less than ideal fishing conditions and we've all been praying for rain.
We got it....but just like this sport can be sometimes...the timing was all wrong.
Morin and I wanted to fish yesterday and I even went ahead and cancelled some things that I probably should not have cancelled in order to do so....
The graph was iffy when I went to bed and it was going to be a gametime decision and at 'game time' we pulled the plug.
Water was too high and dirty still. It can never just rain anymore ..it has to be a deluge...god hates me..
I went back to bed and Morin went into work.
I am sure it stung him more than me on this occasion because I knew that I had tomorrow...meaning today...He couldn't join me...fuck him..lol
Today...surely another 24 hrs would that have river dropping into shape??
Still high :o/
...but the colour is getting there.
I know that I should love the river when the water is roaring...The BIG river..."why do you fish that little creek"..
It was too high for me today still but I forced it. I had too.
Tomorrow has me at work scheduled for something that I can't miss.
I like when the fish are active and I know that an increase in flow turns them on...but what I don't like is not being able to zig zag across the river to get to the spots I like to fish.
Many of the runs I was hoping to see today didn't get visited because I just couldn't get across...AND I HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO CROSS SOME PRETTY CRAZY WATER!!!
The water that was available did have fish and I think that the high water mixed with the second deer hunt kept people away because I only saw one other angler all morning..
Anyway ...short day got in and got out early...got the fix I needed and unfortunately/ fortunately I made the decision to keep a fish today.
Gut hooked and bleeding badly. I felt like a POS doing it but I do enjoy these fish on the table.
I haven't kept a fish from the fabled flow for a very very very long time.
Truth be told..as the guilt started to fade I started to get a bit excited for dinner.
Teriyaki marinade then on to the grill..
Still fightin this cold ....I hope it isn't going to be one of those winters...ugh.
Work sucks...still no contract and tempers are flaring...
I want to go live in the woods.