My oldest son, Kyle and my hunting partner Charlie with his dog, Jema and the birds from yesterday's hunt in the valley.
The rain's continue to come down as I write this. We've received over two inches at my home in Cottage Grove since last night. My salmon trip for tomorrow on the S. Coast is cancelled. They've received over three inches of rain!
We had an amazing duck and goose hunt yesterday. Kyle and Charlie each shot a limit of ducks and geese. We had huge flocks of teal and widgeon come into the dekes. A few mallards came in and tons of pintails flew by as only pintails can do.
With all the rain, if it weren't for my duck and goose hunts I'd have little work this fall. There are steelhead in the river, but the high, muddy waters make it impossible to fly fish for them. Maybe in a week or so if the rains stop. If they don't, I guess I'll just keep working on the duck and goose hunts!
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS!