Thursday, October 09, 2008
Well I finally managed to slip away from the hustle and bustle of modern day life for an early season fish with Norland today. With the hydro data looking favourable and a lite precip event the day prior we were excited about the days possibilities. We arrived early as per our usual MO and stumbled back to the river in the dark. To our surprise and regret the river was flowing mud. Thick chocolate milk style mud. The sight was enough to make me want to vomit. We made a feeble attempt at fishing but to no avail. On the hike out we came across a rafter of turkeys. Quite a nice site to see. There had to have been 20 in the group.
As I type this entry I kinda feel like a turkey myself for expecting so much out of an early season trip. Historically I don't even start fishing until well after Thanksgiving. Hind sight is always 20/20 but seriously...when does emotion get put aside and pure logic come solely into play with steelheading?