December 24, 2022
We started at the parking lot and fish were there. I landed one, a dink, on the first few casts. Chul called me up and told me to fish a pool he spotted a nice fish. I missed that fish as the sun's glare off the water was blinding me. We'd moved upstream into the canyon and while on the trail found the wreckage of a small plane. I could only find the wing and nothing else. We did find some holiday appropriate mistletoe as well.
The last time we fished this place was in 2012 and it was loaded with fish. Although just about every place you thought they'd be fish it yielded a fish. Fish ranged in the smaller range for that time with fish up to 10 inches with Chul spotting a 14 in an impossible to fish crisscrossed fallen branches. Now with the drought hitting us hard those days are long over. We'd manage a few fish here and there. I'd be more rises and swipes at my fly than actual hook ups. Most fish were in the dink to micro-dink range with one or two fish in the 6-7 range.
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