Wednesday January 13, 2021 Monte Rio CA.
With the river’s mouth opened up yesterday spawning fish can get into the river so the fishermen should be out in force today.
So it seemed like a good day to take my kayak down to Monte Rio about ten or so miles above Jenner on the river.
Talking with fishermen
I had one more spot I wanted to check out just a bit further down the river called the Villa Grande hole so I paddled on down there where I saw these two guys fishing. I didn’t know them but we shot the bull anyway.
I saw one guy fishing from his boat off to the right of those two guys which turned out to be George Casini who went to school with one of my brothers and I’d talked with before so we chatted for quite a while, then his phone rang. It was the guys in the boats up river with a report that lots more spawning fish were seen coming into the river down at the mouth at Jenner today so fishing should be good tomorrow.
I left George and paddled back up and talked with Andrew some more when he said there’s some fish coming up and he got a bite and started playing the fish when it went under the log to his right and got off he hook. More fish were starting to come by as I left to head back up the river before it got too dark.
I’m headed back up river to Monte Rio just up ahead.
There were still some guys fishing with their boats in the Slot and they had one on but I think they lost it. I didn’t stop as it was starting to get dark so I pulled my boat out and put it on the car.
Shovels still work real good
Don in Comments. Shovels and oars work real well at the right time and when it’s too dangerous to get their equipment down there they should use that method but they don’t. It’s a lot cheaper way to open the mouth too and works good as long as the sand isn’t too high.
I made it home and shut the chickens up for the night and went on in myself for the night.