Yuki and I were going to hit the Mokelumne River Monday, but he brought up the fact that it rained like crazy over the weekend and would probably be blown out. Good point.
We decided on today instead. He suggested we fish up by the Power House. Made sense to me. After all, as a fish, where are you going to go with a 200' dam in front of you?
We parked and walked down to the river. This is the river locals call fishing Electra Road. "Let's go fish Electra Road". You get it.
I started with a Thin Mint.
|This is down stream from the shot above.|
|A little further upstream|
|Kept going, nothing here either.|
|Oooh, this looks good.|
|Sorry for the blur.|
It's my opinion that for every fly there is a time and place. Today was the time and place for this fly.
The next bunch of pictures are yours truly with "fish on".
|Not quite yet|
|Come to papa.|
|Yeh, that got him.|
|Looks like a big one|
|Keep him wet.|
|About 20" or 21"|
I want to thank my personal cameraman for all the nice photos. Everybody has one, don't they?
Not too bad for the only fish of the day. That is the only fish for me today. Yuki , on the other hand got one just about the same size. Unfortunately Yuki needed three hands (one to hold the rod, one to hold the net, and one to take a picture), but he only has two and before he could get a picture, his went back in for another day.
So, what do you do after a couple catches like that? You keep fishing of course. You just know there is another one out there with your name on it.................
But as I noted before, that's, that's, that's all folks.
Trout season is rapidly coming to an end (November 15th) so we're going to try upcountry once more before then.