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By peetso
#414968
[report][u][b]Day 4[/b][/u]








This evening I decided to hike up one of the small tribs that feed the main river. I told myself I was going for the solitude, the scenery and the beautiful fish. Mostly I was hoping for slower, shallower and thus warmer water. Fishing from a boat has made me soft.



A quarter mile upstream from the bridge there is a small set of falls with sheer rock faces along either side. This is as far up as I had ever been. The only way around them is to go up before the walls and bypass the falls by crossing private land. Today I was going to ignore the numerous "private property" and "no trespassing" signs.



Like all fisherman, I wanted to see what was further upstream.



[img]http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa452/peetso1/Summer2011069.jpg[/img]

I stopped in a large berry patch and ate my fill before a feeling of guilt set in. Not only was I trespassing but I was probably devouring the landowners hopes for wild strawberry jam this fall. One of these I could justify, the other I couldn't.



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I stepped back into the river and began fishing. The stream was smaller, the casts shorter, the current slower, the mends easier.



[img]http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa452/peetso1/Summer2011308.jpg[/img]

There seems to be nothing deliberate or measured with these Rainbows. Their minds made up, they slash at the fly, coming out from under ledges and behind rocks. All speed and faith.



[img]http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa452/peetso1/Summer2011307.jpg[/img]

Warm sun on my face, cool water at my feet, a glass rod in my hand and Rainbows in the water.



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As the sun faded I left.[/report]
Last edited by peetso on Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.
#415006
looks like a good day. liked the photo of the bow's face.
:cool
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By Lurgee
#415023
Damn, only 17 more of these.
#415386
[report][u][b]Day 5[/b][/u]








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Wake up. Cold Cereal. Hot Coffee. Fishing within 15 minutes.



I could get used to this.



[img]http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa452/peetso1/Summer2011078.jpg[/img]

Stick a Rainbow.



[img]http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa452/peetso1/Summer2011074.jpg[/img]

Catch a Cuttbow.



[img]http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa452/peetso1/Summer2011075.jpg[/img]

A not so textbook release and back home by lunchtime.



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Drive out to the mountains with the missus in the evening.



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fifteen two fifteen four



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Drink a bottle of grapes and fall asleep to the sound of nothing but the nearby creek.



Yep. I could get used to this.[/report]

[report][u][b]Day 6[/b][/u]












The plan was to hike down to the falls before heading back this afternoon.



[img]http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa452/peetso1/Summer2011003.jpg[/img]



The trail starts out in a large meadow.



[img]http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa452/peetso1/Summer2011048.jpg[/img]



Before it converges back again with the creek and then gains elevation above it.



[img]http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa452/peetso1/Summer2011047.jpg[/img]



The creek above the falls contains mostly stunted brookies.



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We took along two rods but the old lady seemed more content taking pictures of wildflowers.



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After hiking through the forest you come out overlooking the creek.



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I fished while the missus sunbathed on a rock and took photos.



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Beautiful day, beautiful place.[/report]
Last edited by peetso on Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:05 pm, edited 2 times in total.
#415425
pesto, looking foward to the next days of fishing.

being in south texas northern mexico in 100° plus and no fresh water around for a few hundred miles, my wifey sees these rerports and says we gonna have to take a moutain hippy vacation next time I'm off from work.

after seeing your post and few others i am wanting too as well.

top notch.





Just ignore navtive boy chaser, he's just trying to hard to fit in, but doing a really bad job at it,
#415426
tailchaser wrote:pesto, looking foward to the next days of fishing.

being in south texas northern mexico in 100° plus and no fresh water around for a few hundred miles, my wifey sees these rerports and says we gonna have to take a moutain hippy vacation next time I'm off from work.

after seeing your post and few others i am wanting too as well.

top notch.





Just ignore navtive boy chaser, he's just trying to hard to fit in, but doing a really bad job at it,
your welcome to come here man. maybe we can actually fish together
#415427
steelrain202 wrote:
tailchaser wrote:pesto, looking foward to the next days of fishing.

being in south texas northern mexico in 100° plus and no fresh water around for a few hundred miles, my wifey sees these rerports and says we gonna have to take a moutain hippy vacation next time I'm off from work.

after seeing your post and few others i am wanting too as well.

top notch.





Just ignore navtive boy chaser, he's just trying to hard to fit in, but doing a really bad job at it,
your welcome to come here man. maybe we can actually fish together

that would be fun. hell, you fished with all my friends but not me....
#415428
tailchaser wrote:
steelrain202 wrote:
tailchaser wrote:pesto, looking foward to the next days of fishing.

being in south texas northern mexico in 100° plus and no fresh water around for a few hundred miles, my wifey sees these rerports and says we gonna have to take a moutain hippy vacation next time I'm off from work.

after seeing your post and few others i am wanting too as well.

top notch.





Just ignore navtive boy chaser, he's just trying to hard to fit in, but doing a really bad job at it,
your welcome to come here man. maybe we can actually fish together

that would be fun. hell, you fished with all my friends but not me....
i know funny how that works out
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