April 1, 2022
Not long before this outing I received a new old stock TFO FSG 3/4 glass rod and I wanted to take it out. Initially the intention was to fish the local mountains on a section of river that has been recently opened. When we arrived at the base of the hill though we were disappointed to learn that the only road into the area was closed for construction. We had come up with Plan B and only two real options existed. One Double back the way we came and fish another recently opened river or continue north and fish the area I scouted just weeks ago. I decided on the later as I planned on taking my dad to the former in a few days. So with another hour drive we headed northbound.
I really wanted to check to see if the bass I saw three years ago was still there. When we arrived there were two or three cars already parked at the trailhead. I saw two spin anglers fishing downstream and making their way back up. Once we finally prepped and started to head out they were ahead of us. This wasn't good as there are only a few good access and fishing points in the whole system. It's largely overgrown so this maybe problematic. Fortunately for us they verged into the first easy access point and we never saw them again. Having only been here twice before I'm not too familiar with the best spots so I entered in a few areas I had normally bypassed. Well I bypassed them for a reason they simply are a pain to get into. After a couple attempts and drawing a blank on the creek we decided to just hightail it to the pools that we've fished in the past. Starting with the bass hole, it proved devoid of fish. Fished a few areas and I managed only two fish, missed one. My buddy with one a a couple misses. The water was low, silty and had a green color filled with moss. I won't be returning any time soon. An absolute disappointment.
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