Don Robert's and I are back down on the south coast chasing fall chinook on flies. This is our sixth year together doing the annual "salmon slug fest". Today we had a slow day with two fish hooked and only one landed. The fish above measured 37"X22" putting it in the mid-20's. This year's run has a high percentage of 5 year olds so we should do well on larger fish over the coming days. Stay Tuned!
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Chris with one of several fish on "Sunny Sunday" with beautiful water color.
BIG MUDDY with some woody debris!
Late Sunday night the winds and rains came with a vengeance! We fished hard all day Monday in horrible winds and rain. By Monday afternoon the winds were blowing so hard that a gust grabbed the partially opened drivers side door of my Suburban and folded it forward until it came to a stop near the front fender! leaving the sheet metal bent and contorted in such a horrible way that it would only open just wide enough for me to squeeze through after I made the mistake of closing the door. Not to worry though, I few well placed whacks with a small sledge hammer and some tactically placed pry's with a crowbar and I've got it workin' good as new....well mostly anyway.
This week Don Robert's and I will be joining forces again for our week long, annual "Salmon Slug Fest" as he's come to call it. In the ten years or so that we've been taking this annual trip to the south coast, this will be the latest in the month of November that we've done the trip. Not that this is a concern, because I routinely fish for Fall Chinook on the south coast all the way up until Christmas, but after the weather I just endured, I'm not so sure that I'm ready to cast in 60 mile an hour winds again so soon, but if the water's high and muddy, I'm still fishin'!!...in fact, I'll still be "CATCHIN' UM"!