We're now in the driest 8 month period since 1895, and my rivers are slowing to a warm stagnant crawl. My nearest river is now down below 1 CFS, and another that was too high to fish well last summer is below 10 CFS.
I realized one section that was too fast and deep last summer might work.
An afternoon opened up, and it had been too long since I'd felt a tug. My head and my nerves needed a break.
Clouds sitting on a glass plate as far as the eye could see-
Meskins don't mind the heat-
Still gorgeous country-
This run was 5' deep last summer and produced one of my best bass of the year. Now small channel cats rule the roost-
Caught mostly sunfish, but so what-
A drought in a river basin is a challenge.
A drought in fishing time is maddening.