Got to the American River about 0930 after the doctor's appointment. All is well with the doctor except he is still nagging me about losing weight, but then he's been doing that since I've known him. Fished about 100 yards of the river at Harrington access. The first place I've got a bump. Used 5 different flies without so much as a nudge, but I did see something jump. It was a little down river and about this.................................big. That's OK though, there was one of those Spey casting guys across the river and he didn't catch anything either.
That's it. Don't know where I'm going from there. Rumor has it that the Shad are already on their way upstream. They usually don't hit the American until mid-May, early June. I think I'll wait until there are more of them in the river.
Till next time.