Had a small window and a break in the weather. We are, once again, in the middle of another round of wind and rain. Rivers are all shot again. So, now we wait. The good part was, when we did fish, we did well. Some of the guys now know, when I call, they need to come, and for a good reason! Back to chores and gear for the moment, until the next break in weather…Stay Fishy!
We did get to fish a little bit. A whole whopping three days. Rain is the norm it seems. Everything from here, to North, to South is big and muddy, all up and down the coast. When we could fish, we did well. Plenty of fish around to play with. Even had a brief encounter with a big one.
Since we are all doing yard work and chores, it is a good time to call us and get your trips booked. Looks like a window coming the middle of next week. We figure the bulk of the season will start around mid February, looking at the weather trends. The benefit of the wet, is that we should have good flows, and not as much of the total vodka clear, like the last couple of years. So, if you would like to go fishing, we would love to take you. A bunch of our normal guys are ill, having procedures, or traveling. A couple of others have passed on.
On another note, Sara and I will be at the Portland Sportsmans Show on Friday and Saturday in February. We will be working in the St Croix booth, and also wandering seeing some old friends and some of our affiliates. If we cross paths, we can BS some, and talk about the up and coming seasons. Also, the possibility of coming to Alaska with us.
So, here we are. Posted some pictures for the Hell of it. I guess it is some onset of stress and anxiety. We are just beginning to dry out some, and now we have more wet weather on the way. So many things are compromised. Hill sides, creeks and rivers, and many of the roads. Flood watch is once again on tap. Sara remains in the valley, doing her best to stay calm and always super dedicated to her job. Always something. We just hope, or you atleast hope that the company would take care of some of the people. Small gestures go a long, long way.
Fishing remains on hold. Some of the creeks are trying to clean up, but with the up and coming rain, we will again be waiting. The highway here remains closed. So, getting to and fro remains a challenge at times. Looking forward to the middle of next week. Some visitors coming and going, everyone here safe, and a bunch of cooking for sure. You know? That gourmet stuff that just magically lands on your plate to enjoy!