Friday November 17, 2017 Jenner CA.
The river is now fishable
I stopped in Monte Rio this morning on the way down to kayak Jenner. I was thinking I might kayak Monte Rio, maybe.
But I also wanted to check to see if any one was fishing yet as the river is flowing fast enough now to allow it.
No boats in the water
Salmon and steelhead too
It’s about noon and Bill says he’s released four salmon so far. They said the river is full of fish, even some steelhead. Salmon must be released but steelhead can be kept if they have the fin cut showing they are from the hatchery. It’s mostly the time of the salmon spawning runs and a bit early for steelhead, but hey, they are in the river when they are in the river. The water was just slightly dirty, but fishable.
On to Jenner
I left them at it and continued on to Jenner to kayak for the day. The wind was up a little more than the weather guys said it would be, but still nice with the sun shining.
I paddled across the river to Penny Island and decided to go down along the island and head for the open river’s mouth.
The mouth is open
Plenty of birds around
Bathing and preening
Going back up the river
I hung around the mouth area for a half hour or so then turned and headed back up the river headed for the Penney Island back channel.
Sitting in the slot
Eventually I left the slot and paddled up the back channel to the upper end of Penny Island.
I made it to the upper end of Penny Island were I hung out for a bit, then headed on in for the day.
Left for the day
I loaded the boat and went on home for the day stopping in Monte Rio to check on the fishermen, but hey had all left for the day.
The day was almost over by the time I got home so that was about it for me today.