The weather forcast called for cool temperatures and from 30-50% chance of rain Sat. night and Sun.
Luckily the rain never happened and it really wasn't that cool, even at night.
Beautiful fall weather Sat.
It did end up being post cold front kind of weather that the fish don't really like.
I would say that the fishing wasn't that great and I was kind of disappointed, but when you tally it up - SWANY was catching fish left and right on the magic worm, both On the Guad and CRL had a fish in the 5# class, lots of 3# fish were caught and my biggest was 18".
Maybe not such bad fishing.
I might have caught more fish if I'd switched to the T-Rig like everybody told me, but I'm a "jig head" and kept
Until I put a worm on my jig.
Ready to go -
The river is wider in the beginning of the trip than some sections of the river. Good largemouth territory. I caught a nice 18"er that jump off the ruler as I was reaching for the camera.
On the Guad had a 5#er on one of his first cast.
Hydrilla starting to take hold. I hope winter knocks it back, we don't need that stuff messing up the river. Good bass habitat though.
I didn't get that many fish photos, we were spread out a lot of the time, here's a few of mine.
Ya'll post up yours.
A decent LMB-
The Colorado is full of the Guad/SM hybrids, here's two.
Mostly SM genes-
More Guad genes-
The river was flowing more than usual, so we got to camp with some time to get camp setup, get a fire going and get dinner started before dark.
This was CLRs first river camp, but wouldn't have known it.
Home sweet home-
Got to have the food shot-
And the fire shot-
Had a weird thing happen.
We got ready for bed around 9pm and as soon as we were in the tents and layed down good, we heard these big splashes in the river. First a ways down river, then closer and closer.
We'd been talking about hogs during the night and I was starting to get curious. Then one splash was right by our island.
Sounded like someone throwing hugh rocks in the water.
I yelled out "what the hell is that"?!
On the Guad was wondering too.
I had to come out of the tent. I shined my flashlight out across the river and could see these big splashes with water coming up a couple of feet.
No animals swimming, and it couldn't be people throwing rocks that big.
Just these huge splashes.
We figured it must be carp jumping.
Still kind of a mystery though.
We got up the next morning and ate breakfast and broke camp and hit the river.
The water had dropped quite a bit during the night and we had a thick layer of clouds.
Felt like Fall.
The fish were stacked up in big cover, if you caught one you were going catch quite a few from the same spot. Lots of fish caught.
We made our way 2.5 miles to the take out.
Guys, it was a cool trip.
Really enjoyed meeting you CLR and SWANY.
Always good to see you On the Guad.
Thanks for coming out everybody.