I took a drive a few days back. Actually, during the past several weeks I've taken several drives. This time to the Salmon River country in Idaho. I try to spend a day or two there each fall. Rather than do the usual killer day by getting up real early, driving a couple hundred miles, fishing all day and then driving a couple hundred miles home in the same day, I did the sane thing and spent the night in Salmon. A wise move.
As they say, the fishing was good, the getting not so hot. No real surprise. Steelhead start to trickle into the area by the third week in October. Bigger numbers tend to arrive later. No excuse for my lack of catching though. I had a couple porpoise within rod length on the second morning. So, there were a few around.
I got to play with my "new" Meiser spey rod thats been neglected for the past few years. Made some good casts, lots of poor ones too. The casting was largely a success, I didn't hit myself with the tungsten conehead. I…
I've been busy. Not with work. I've left that to the beavers. September. October. Does it get any better? Yes, that's a cliche.
Most folks vacation in summer. Not me.
There's too many great days. The mantra.....up early, in late. Don't miss a day.
Cooler weather. Fall color. Chasing fish. Chasing dogs, that are chasing birds.
Camping. Starlit skies. The last of the summer night sounds.
So you see, I've been busy. As for the beaver, he left his job undone. Obviously, a lack of focus. The aspen isn't quite chewed through. Maybe he went fishing.