Finally, another report that deals with fishing. At the same time, this old boy is still bummed at not being able to be the guy doing the reporting about the actual trip - my report is second hand...
The ankle continues to heal - slow but sure (it seems more slow than sure...) Nevertheless, it seems a little better every day.
Son, Michael and friends made it out both this past Saturday as well as the Saturday previous. Since the kid moved out on me it makes it a bit more difficult to get pics on a timely basis, but, at least I finally get them and am able to compose a report to share with you here.
This report will deal with the float-trip outing the guys took a week ago this past Saturday on the South Fork of the Snake River, ID. They floated from the Byington boat launch down to Twin Bridges. Since they were able to float in their pontoon craft, there weren't any difficulties with launch and takeout. The Byington ramp was snow-covered, although many drift boaters were still using it, but Ryan, being the improv guy that he is, got his pontoon ready at the top of the ramp, sat down in it and rode it down the ramp on the snow to launch it in the river - what a hoot!
The fishing was not so hot for the day, but the trip was a lot of fun for the guys, although Matt broke an oar on his boat's maiden voyage and Ryan bent an oar, also on his boat's maiden voyage. Matt and Mike had to lash their boats together in order for Matt to get down the river, so that made for a little excitement to add some spice to the day's events.
So, without further adieu, here are the pics from the day.
Matt after a successful first launch:
Ryan, after his successful snow-launch down the Byington ramp:
Ryan, with one of the only trout/fish of the day:
The "Big Ugly" Rubberlegs strikes again:
A bit of rougher water:
The trestle hole:
Mikey, with a nice brown:
Where we fish - South Fork of the Snake River, ID:
Ryan and Matt kickin' back for lunch:
What, us worry?! - Just prior to one broken and one bent oar...:
Hey, guys, don't forget to yield to oncoming traffic... ("uh, which one is oncoming?):
What winter does to the river. Just wait until runoff as the higher flows really start stacking and plugging things up:
Ryan finishes the day with another nice brown on the "Big Ugly" Rubberlegs:
That's it for this week, I'll make sure I get this just past Saturday's trip posted as soon as I get the pics from the kid. They really slayed them at one of our favorite winter haunts, Chester Dam, on the lower Henry's Fork of the Snake River.
Until then, tight lines, everyone.