Tuesday September 21, 2021 Troy Oregon
Crawdad hunting day
We didn’t have anything for them so they wondered off.
Plans for today
So our plans for the day were to go up the Grande Ronde River 7 miles and then look for Wildcat Creek were I knew there was a good spot to get some crawdads without too much trouble. The only problem is I hadn’t been there for at least 20 years so I wasn’t quite sure where the creek was and the maps we had weren’t showing it.
Adjusting the engines idle
I wanted to adjust the idle on the engine as it was idling too high and sometimes not returning to the stop which would confuse the computer and could cause my hesitation problem and engine dying problem. That’s because the computer uses the stop to index things to know how to control the engine and if when you go to idle and it does not hit the stop the computer may get confused and be causing all my problems so I worked hard to get it right this time.
Headed to Troy to Post
Once the linkage was adjusted we loaded up and headed to Troy to use the internet.
Wenaha Bar and Cafe
We drove on into Troy to the Wenaha Bar and Café to use their internet. I checked my email and posted my blog.
Looking for Wildcat Creek
Then we left town headed up river 7 miles and continued on the road looking for Wildcat creek where I knew we could get lots of crawdads easily as I’d done it about 20 years or so ago, but now I forgot where the creek was on the road. Wildcat creek flowed into the creek that went along the road somewhere so we drove up and looked for it.
Not on our maps
After lunch we dug out the maps we had and took a hard look for the creek but the maps we had just weren’t good enough and it wasn’t listed.
One more try to find it
We decided to cook up a few pieces of lunch meat for bait and go back up the road a ways and try to see if we could attract any crawdads as Marty wanted some to use for bait to fish.
No luck here. It was late in the day and it was getting too dark in the creek to see things like crawdads moving in the water on the rocks.
Headed to camp
We turned off on this road just before getting to Troy which goes to Grizzly Flat camp spot by the Wenaha River where we will camp tonight.