Monday, July 22, 2019

Up river fish'n...


I will try to keep this short as Jacey and I are sewing sun dresses...




Got a text Thursday evening from SIL and BIL that they were at the river house and wanted me to come up and go fishing. Don't have to ask me twice. 

Put Jacey in charge of Willie and the hovel. (she had a prior babysitting arrangement or I would have for sure taken her with me).
Friday morning I packed up my gear, beef jerky, cheese, apples, beer & wine and a KAVU Chillba fish'n hat I had gotten for my SIL.



Fish'n is serious business, but she loved the KAVU Chillba.


We fished Friday afternoon, running wiggle warts down river and spinners up river. I caught one nice size native steelhead (which we can't keep), and one large bass.
 
Got up early Saturday for the morning bite, we lost a couple and then nothing biting, headed in for lunch (and our naps), then back out.
Everything was perfect: water temp, little breeze, current running good, sunny, hot pink poles... but we weren't catching anything. 

my BIL the Captain in his element

 I really didn't mind, as I love just being on the water in those conditions!  Then, when we were about ready to call it a day I hooked into a sturgeon, fought him for the better part of an hour. Finally my BIL said he was between 10-12 ft and too big for us to boat, so we cut'em loose. 




 OMG, that was more fun than I can say. 

sunset on the Columbia River

18 comments:

  1. A day fishing is better than........?

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  2. WoW!

    I've never caught anything even one-quarter that size!

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  3. Wonderful river. My brother takes his boat out there a lot but not sure what he's been catching there. His last catch was catfish and I think a lake in the area. I like catfish better than trout because easier to get all the bones out.

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    1. Rain, Yay for your brother! Do you go along...?

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  4. I can just see you battling that fish!

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    1. Changes, Quite the battle, but lots of fun.

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  5. I quite like sundresses and dammit!, Nobody in metroparkcentralis ever wears them.

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    1. HMS, So do Jacey and I. I miss the days when people actually cared how they dressed.

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  6. Outstanding! And I'd have figured out 'some' way to get that sucker aboard, maybe in filets...LOL

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    1. Old NFO, Sure got me pumped. We wouldn't have been able to keep it anyway, but the battle was awesome.

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    1. SCOTT, Nope, sturgeon are catch and release only on that part of the Columbia.

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  8. What? No video. Glad you had fun on the water.

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    1. Woodsterman, Just a small clip, sent it to you via FB.
      Thanks, it was alot of fun. Couldn't have done it with my BIL & SIL's expertise.

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