Monday, May 30, 2011

End of the trip

Much more to come, but Wendy and WFF are winging home as I type. Just want to put out a thank you to those guys for expending the effort to join me out here. Wendy and I go back a long ways and our time on the water together is important to us both. Really enjoyed fishing with WFF as well, that sob simply never stopped smiling. Condition were just short of brutal. One day of full sun and little wind but the river is higher than I have ever seen it and most days the wind hammered us (to the tune of 25 mph yesterday). We roughed it out, worked hard and put right around 60 carp in the net in four days. Broke off tons of fish in brush and debris from the high water, so the big boys eluded us...we figured an average weight of around 12 lbs. Thanks again to you two for making the journey and being great sports about the rough conditions! More pics and stories to come, but for now, a great shot by WFF of a small fish that I caught. This is what it is all about.





6 comments:

Pat Cohen (smalliestalker) said...

very nice man...

Jay Zimmerman said...

Sweet shot!

McTage said...

The whole trip sounds like it was a total blast in a crazy make the best of it kinda way.

Wendy Berrell said...

Home now. Thanks again for yet another chapter in a long story of carping. Really enjoyed it, and appreciate all the time, thought and effort you pour in.

And on a less sentimental note: we blasted through ass conditions and caught a hell of a lot of fish! Carp eating flies. Carp eating flies! Right on.

christopher said...

Nice to see you had some success; watching the levels on the big C I had figured you guys would be wshed out to sea, nearly half-way to japan by now.

I'll second the shout out and props to KB for the Free Range Dubbing; he's way out-done himself this time.

we still need to get out. . .

Dr.Cane

winonaflyfactory said...

I love that shot. I did have a blast man. Looking forward to more puffy lips in my future. Thanks for the hospitality and allowing me to get my licks in despite plenty of mistakes. That net job was horrible, glad it provided a good laugh.