Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Family Time

Feel pretty lucky that my Spring break, the wife's Spring break and the kids' Spring break all line up despite the fact that we're all involved with different schools/districts. So to celebrate, we decided to head back to where I fished alone last week to try our luck. Up before dawn, which Cado calls "Night morning" to load up and head out. Before even reaching our destination we knew that the wind would be an issue, but we pressed on anyway and hoped for the best.

Even when the weather doesn't cooperate, it's still a great place to be
The family was willing to brave the cold wind, but without any fishy action after a little while it was definitely time to move on. At first we drove around the lake, hoping to find a bay that was out of the wind, but it wasn't to be. Luckily the stream below the reservoir was somewhat out of the wind, and we stopped to see if any fish would be willing to play. As we made our way down the embankment it was easy to spot a few fish working on the tail end of a large pool. On went a Parachute Zebra with a Brassie dropper and Del was able to hook and land her first fish on a flyrod, that was also her first Brown Trout! Pretty fun to help her sight fish the pool where she ended up catching five! She's not completely sold on the flyfishing thing yet, but we're one step closer...

Workin' it
As always, if I take one of the boys fishing they get involved and actually fish, but it I take two they end up just playing together. It's all good, climbing rocks and exploring is still way better than video games!
They're good boys
After lunch we decided to head a little further south to try our luck at a reservoir that none of us had really fished. The wind was still a factor here, but we were able to find a nice little bay that was somewhat out of the weather. Better still, we found a couple of splake pretty quickly.

First fish on my new spinning rod
Nice pattern on this one's back
After those fish the action really died off, so we packed up. The ride home was pretty uneventful, other than a really good burger at Junction Cafe in Fairview. Hope you can get out, be safe, and enjoy nature.
- Kidder

Feels good to get out!