Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy and Sad

Friday was my initial trip to the Blue River in OK.  Boy was I glad to hop on the bike for the ride into the C&R.  Excited enough to forget my rod tube as I turned the bike around to go back to the truck and get it.  As I approached the water a new trout season on the Blue was before me.  Man what a sight to be back and I could not wait to get a line wet.  Many fish would find my net on the day and I snapped a photo of the first one taken with a Jig.

As you can tell by the pic, the water was murky and stained.  Maybe a foot of visibility but that did not stop the fish from eating my many offerings on the day.  I found fish in the many holes that I have grown accustomed to and I found that gratifying.  What else I found, was honestly, kind of sad. 

The drought has taken its toll on our beloved river and I stopped fishing for a moment and prayed for rain.  The river could sure use a good flush and restore the flow to the falls.  It would also create so many other areas to find fish.  As I explored the river, I found a few fish out of the few deep holes but not many.  I snapped a couple of pics of the river levels, hoping by season's end, we get the rain to fill up the river.
I also found another hungry friend left over from the warmer season.  It was a nice tug and he sure was pretty.
It sure was nice to back on the Blue.  Like the title of this post, I sure was happy to fish again, but I sure was sad to see the state of the Blue.  Lets all hope for rain.  I would love to have to sacrifice a few days fishing for the rain our Lady Blue needs. 



Friday, November 4, 2011

Fall on the Juan

Another great trip with friends and strong San Juan fish.  Browns are on the move and the fall colors were off the charts.  I will let the pictures do the talking.  Lookout Oklahoma trout, your are next on the radar.
Cheers Everyone and Good Fishing,