Post by hankinsfly on Oct 21, 2017 19:42:01 GMT -6
Met Danimal today for a quick float and fish. Floated his canoe from Peavine to Edmondson, somewhere around 3 miles. Thought we'd be in some good fishing ahead of this weather. Danimal steered us into some good spots. I quickly hooked up with a strong lil smallie on a chartreuse popper in the middle of the river. We got out of the boat and waded several spots, picking up a few fish here and there. I pulled fish out of some of the usual spots, mostly by swinging a grey/white craft fur Clouser off of a bank I'm familiar with. Scored several here, but again, nothing big. Danimal fished ahead and reported he picked up some smallies. After wading several spots and reckoning the fishing to be getting slower, we decided to paddle out and end the day. That wind hit us pretty hard, although I have to say that pushing into a hard wind is much easier with two paddlers. I'm used to solo paddling out of my boats. I'm also not used to the being in the front of the canoe, which Danimal made possible by balancing out the lopsided weight distribution by stacking chunk rock under his seat. In other words, Hankinsfly would make a good anchor. Anyway, as we're pushing back to the take-out at Edmondson Access, where we parked my truck for shuttle, I came to an unfortunate realization: I left my keys in Danimal's truck back at the put in. Ah, f---. Just my luck. Well, I got to take Danimal's truck key and trudge into a resort office in my wading boots and ask for a shuttle service back to Peavine. We got really lucky, as this could've gone bad. The resort was able to run a quick shuttle for a modest fee. I got back down to the take-out after maybe 30 minutes, and all ended well. Danimal fished whilst I retrieved the vehicle and caught his best smallies of the day. It was a nice fall day, water was cool but waders were not needed. Lots of leaves starting to fall, though most trees are still hanging on to their green, and some fading tans mixed in. I was able to snap a few pictures of the day; pics to follow.