Ummm, yeah. What a week. Get rolling around 9(ends up being 9:30 at best), fish at a leisurely pace(because there are plenty of grabs to keep the day rolling) till the evening, enjoy some great food(crab cakes, smoked chops, steaks, pastas, caprese, bacon poppers) and drink with some great people(and 1 little doogie). Repeat 5 days in a row. Doesn't get much better than that.
The scene(How can you not catch fish here?)
The box(JUst needed the bottom row)
The gear(Thanks for the spray mom, glad I didn't need it)
A lot of cross river fish seen(Mark with the big fish of the week)
After hours entertainment. The boys tried to get me liquored up for a blind date via the XL Fatman cup
A little My Fair Lady action. You can't fool me, I already saw his junk
Kidding aside it was a great week in a great place with great folks.
Low clear waters kept things challenging. Long casts with proper turnover and fishing right away would be rewarded often. All else failed. Unlike the last couple years I was able to raise fish most days(except fucking Wednesday when the wind kicked up and my cast went to shit) highlighted by the first run of the last day when I found a couple fish across from Bill and Mark. Even got a couple comeback fish which is rare for me.
Keepin it simple
Not the biggest but certainly the prettiest fish of the week
Thanks again Root, sure hope to make it happen again next year.
Extra shout out to SLSS for all the self made leader and riffle hitch guidance.