Up woth the sun the next morning we had individual breakfasts and got packed. Cord's friend Katie arrived about 9:30. After arrainging shuttles and getting the boats loaded we got underway on a 16 mile course that would take two days. Katie was new to kayaking and fishing. As Cord says he gave her a kayak and a paddle and shoved her into the river. She took to it like a pro often leading reading the water accurately and handling rapids like a veteran. Unfortunately about 15 minutes into the trip I got turned sideways and thrown into a boulder wrapping my canoe around it. Only with the help of Cord I managed to get it off with most of the equipment on board. Pulling ashore and emptying the equipment we got the canoe turned and emptied, reloaded and were on our way.
The country was absolutely beautiful and we fished our way down with a little success. Around 2:00 we pulled into a shady spot by the bank in another afternoon of 100 plus degree temps. Standing in waist deep water we used our boats as trays eating lunch enjoying the relative cool. Shoving off we continued our way until about 6:00 and pulled up on a small island with a small amount of falt area. As Cord set his and Katies tents bobby and I stretch tarps, blew up our mattress and prepared for a night under the stars. That night dinner was a simple affait. Bobby and I had freeze dried dinners and Cord opened cans for he and Katie. Tired from the day we crashed about 10:00.
Again rising with the sun we had breakfast, packed and shoving off by 8:30. About a mile downstrean a woman told us we were only about half way tp our terminal so we picked it up. Still we fished enough to let us learn that beginners luck would make her the money fisherwoman had we had the pot. She outperformed everyone else in numbers and size with a very nice Guadalupe bass.
Eating as we floated we pulled in to our landing about 4:30 ending what all agreed was an enjoyable and successful trip.
P.S. You will see that Cord still uses training wheels!