I picked my son Ken up at his house at 0715 with the intention of fishing the North Fork of the Cosumnes River by his house. I cross this river four times, every time I go to his house. Twice going and twice coming back. Our plan was to access it at the bridge on Happy Valley Rd.
If you look at the two pictures below, the access is anything but happy.
|Ken's first fish on Tenkara|
|When in doubt, sneak up on them|
We stopped before getting to Caps and fished a part of the creek that had easier access. We had follow-ups, drive-bys, and hit and runs, but couldn't get any to stay on the line. I even had a couple come across the pool (you could see the V-shaped wake) only to turn away at the last minute.
So my Son and I spent Father's Day morning chasing small fish on small streams and loved every minute of it.
I want to make a note, for the record, that the only fish caught today was by my son and not by his father, when his father took him fishing on Father's Day. Come on, that's a joke. I was happy being out stomping through the creeks with him. Besides he's a father too.
I mentioned on Mel's blog (Rainbow Chaser) about the people camping where we were fishing (not designated campgrounds) and how I could smell the smoke from the camp fires. I do hope they are careful because it is hot (mid-90's), dry (humidity about 15%), and windy. Ripe conditions for a wildfire. Besides it's not my place to say anything and they were there for a wedding. A couple got married right by the creek last night and I hope the best for them. They probably wouldn't listen anyway.
Well, that's it for Father's Day fishing. Till next time.