||After several scary moments while pulling
my boat out of the river ramps, I decided it was time to get a full
sized pickup that could provide a bit more confidence that I would get
||I caught my first good smallmouth in
February this year - a nice fat 18" fish.
The fish in the river have nice coloration during the summer, as
shown on this fish. They are a bit lighter in early spring with the
water more colored and with less light during the day.
||September 6. This day I caught a
nice 17" fish that had two scars on its side and was missing an eye. It
was caught on a buzz bait. On September 29 I caught the same fish -
which I called "Old Ugly". This time he was about 1/2 mile upstream from
where he was when caught on the 6th. The second time he was caught on a
Catch and release does work!
||Deer. Lots of deer live on the
riverbanks or on islands in the river. I often catch them swimming from
shore to an island, or visa-versa.
I have seen several decent bucks while fishing, but no longer have
any interest in deer hunting. I have killed many mule deer and
whitetails over the past 50 years.
||Bert's Bar. This spot on the river I
named after Bert the Boykin, my regular fishing partner. Bert loved to
get out on this sandbar and hunt the edges of the river. I caught a lot
of fish on this bend in the river. Bert was a funny dog in that he could
care less about the fish, but loved to go in that boat.