FISH CATCHING TRAVEL
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Happy 50th Birthday to my buddy RO!
The Best Laid Plans………..
You may have wondered if I died, well I sure felt like I had!
75/51 Mostly Sunny Tuesday Wind 5 – 10 out of the West. 0% chance of rain.
High 12:43 am 0.3 Low 2:44 pm -0.3 Tidal coefficient 68 (average)
A one fish day. High activity 4:59 to 6:59 am. Average activity 10:59 to 11:59 am.
It was Monday night as I prepared this for the next mornings fishing. The day had potential and I was looking forward to getting back to the bay. I was watching the news as I prepared this and they had a report on how the this years flu shot might not be the most effective. How prophetic.
During the night Monday I started getting sick, and I mean real dog crap sick. Tuesday was miserable, Wednesday was horrible, as was Thursday and Friday. So here it is Saturday morning and I am finally able to attempt to start catching up on things, though I still feel like crap. After having a cold a couple of weeks ago, and now this, I am feeling snake bit.
I have gotten my flu shot every year for several years and have managed to avoid a case of the flu, but no such luck this go round. I have not been this sick in years and hope to never ever feel this poorly again. So time to catch up on a few things and get my feet back under me so just maybe I can wet a line this week. This sucked!
Finishing off the Colorado Trip.
Hanging out with his girlfriends.
Here are the last few pics from Colorado that I wanted to share with you. It really was a good trip, and for me the most surprising thing was the fishing opportunities, I did not have a clue. And for the Boss and I seeing the wildlife, driving mountain roads, we love doing that and Colorado certainly fills the bill.
Checking us out.
Several folks told us the same thing, Come for the winter, stay for the summer. Folks were so nice and friendly, and different from some places, actually appreciate tourists. Their window is short and they are glad to have visitors. It seems they have not gotten to the “Visit and then please leave” stage yet.
Everywhere you look.
Reminded me of Big Bend – Big As All Outdoors!
One thing I wanted to say about Steamboat Springs is for a ski town, it was not high dollar like Vail or Breckenridge. So we will definitely be back when the weather is warm. I had not been out west in over 40 years and it was way cooler then I remember. That is definitely a function of age and the ability to appreciate things for what they are.
We saw more antelope this trip than any we have ever taken.
With over 30,000 elk in that county you are sure to see some. We did not see any big bulls though.
The Aspens are beautiful with fresh snow on the ground.
The Flattops. I am going to catch a trout up there some summer day!
The day we made a long drive I went to pull a u turn and when my front wheels hit the edge of the road it dropped straight off and we were hung. We call the 4 Runner the beast, and it was a good thing it was the Trail Edition. Into 4 low, then crawl, and we barely managed to get out. Love my truck. We also got lucky this trip and it snowed perfect for us, and the temp was not to oppressive. A couple of days ago there it was 20 below and snowed a foot or two. That is winter. So never say never, but I hope we get back there again, there is some fish to be caught.
I have a few comments from you all I wanted to catch up on. Maybe just maybe I can start the next week off even and well.
I got this comment from Billy, real timely considering it is colder than hell this morning here is South Texas.
Wow, you speak so highly of that Laguna guide. I have never heard of anything of that nature…….lol.
Good read. Waiting on the pictures. Did y’all see any bears?
As for the temps. You can have all that. Gets below 55, maybe 50, I’m done.
Unfortunately no bears, think they were all denned up. And funny you mention the temperature, how is this morning workin’ for you? I guess if I had to be laid up a few days this is a good stretch to be out of action.
I had not heard from Rick in a while and wanted to share this with you.
What a great recap of your fabulous Colorado trip. Great pictures of a beautiful place.Your writing style makes me feel like I was there with you (except for the fact that as I’m writing this its about 75 degree’s outside). Now go getcha some trout. Hope you and your better half have a safe, fun and healthy New Year!!!
Thanks for your comments, and believe me, I sure was trying to get some trout. I will be watching the weather closely looking for a couple of days of clouds and low wind to try to time the Baffin thing perfect. Time to catch a big trout. And best to you and your family this year. Mine is off to a slow start but there is no where to go but up.
And I got this kind offer from Joe Bass.
Happy New Year Doug, and if you need a extra body to drive to canada to fish. I’m there with you. No serious, I’m retired and ready to fish. 21 hours, 1200 miles to chicago, i have done it..the drive !!
Thanks but Canada is just not happening this year. The Australia trip is a big time budget buster and my other fishing travels will all be close to home the rest of this year. All goes back to my answer when asked “what’s up?” The price of a good time, or in this case, travel. But who knows, a year without boating a muskie will probably be long enough.
Happy New Year Doug! It was a great year of fishing and I look forward to what 2017 has to offer. God bless and tight lines!
Thanks Jim, this year had it’s moments and I too am looking forward to 2017. And since mine got off to a rough start last week there is no where to go but up. I appreciate you sticking with me.
And last but not least I got this interesting comment, though I can not tell who it is from I thought I would share it with you.
The 800-pound alligator was about 40 yards away from nearly a dozen people swimming at the creek, said the nuisance control hunter from El Campo .
Not sure when or where, but it sure does call up some ugly pictures! So thanks for the comment, be sure to let me know who and what next time.
Sorry all this is somewhat disjointed and disorganized, but that is my state of affairs at the moment. So at least I am caught up and both the quality of the writing, and the amount of fishing, has no where to go but up. This weekend will be football and trying to totally recover so the fishing can resume with a vengeance next week. So keep warm and have a good weekend. Keep stopping in and thanks for reading my stuff.
Good Luck and Tight Lines