Book Update: The paperbacks have arrived and I'm waiting for the hardbacks. They will should be here early next week. I've sent out notifications.
Sitting here writing this, there has been so much hail in the last 15 minutes, it looks like it snowed. Everything is white.
Not a lot to report on the trip to Sacramento for Shad on the American River. I got there at 0900 and after stupidly wading in my sneakers up to my ankles, I realized that I couldn't get the fly out far enough so I went back to the truck and put on my waders. Once I did that, I could get out past knee deep and the fly out about 35 feet, but it was all for naught. I managed to lose 3 flies in the trees and the bottom of the river, but nothing that looked like a Shad showed it's scaly body.
I moved to the spot where we normally fish and found it occupied, so I moved down river 50 feet or so and started swinging a pink jig on my spinning rod. The two guys in the regular spot landed two while I was there, but they were on the small side (2 or 3 pounds). I, on the other hand, landed nothing.
I'm not going to make any excuses like the water level was running low, or I'm a little out of touch with the feel of the hit, or it's a little early in the year, or the two guys had the good spot, so don't expect any. I'll just wait week or so and give it another try. Let a few more get up the river.
I took a couple of pictures, but forgot to upload them so I'll get that done and post them tomorrow when I get back from my Granddaughter's High School Graduation. When I graduated in 1964 we went to an all night party at Disneyland in Anaheim, California (I lived in Los Angeles at the time). My Granddaughter is going to Europe for two weeks. My, how things change. Although, I have to commend her, she's worked hard to save money to pay for the trip (with the help of Mom & Dad, Grandma's, and Grandpa's) and have some spending cash. I think the destinations are France, England, and maybe Spain. Maybe I'll get a picture or two when she gets back.
Next week? Don't know, the jury is still out on that one. Maybe a run up the hill is in order. We'll see.