I'm really glad everybody made.
larry long shadows, a freind of his Mike, Captain Gorton and Uncle Buss all showed up early ready to go. They beat me to the bridge.
After some wild rides to get the trucks back up to the road, a quick shuttle and we hit the water.
Here's what we had to deal with:
The water was brown and muddy but the rain had stopped and everybody was good moods.
The muddy water pretty much ruined the fishing so we spent much of the time in a group talking, laughing and getting to know each other.
It was Mikes first river trip and I could tell he was enjoying it.
Larry excited to be on the river:
We made it down to the island and quickly got a fire going and set up camp. Luckily the camp spot was a sandy beach, camping in mud would have been no fun. I was afraid the wood would be to wet to burn, but it started right up.
We had most of the major brands of kayak on display.
Uncle Buss made up a killer pan of "Strider fried corn".
Around the camp fire:
Lots of visiting and comradery. As the night went on Larry kept us entertained with stories and song.
He was cracking us up.
Then next morning we awoke to much better weather.
That's more like it:
Uncle Buss made up an awesome pan of eggs and b-sausage for tacos. I'm going to remember that trick.
Back on the water with sunshine and green water:
Captain Gorton working a bend:
Larry getting into position to throw his fly rod:
Uncle Buss working Decker Creek:
And I caught me a few nice ones.
Good Large Mouth:
A good fighting Guad hybrid 15"
It was a 12.3 mile trip with 8 hours of boat time.
I tell you guys, I had a blast and it was great meeting each of you.
As we talked about around the campfire, I've never met a TKFer that I didn't really like.
Thanks for coming out with me.