Wednesday December 30, 2015 Monte Rio CA.
The drizzle was coming down as I got it going this morning. It was supposed to slow up by late morning. I decided to take a chance and drive down to Jenner to kayak, hoping the rain stopped by the time I got there.
Decided against kayaking at Jenner
I drove back to the boat launch area and got out to see if I wanted to put my boat in the water. Some drizzle, not too bad, but it was a bit chilly so I decided to go back to Monte Rio and see how things where. I knew it would at least be a couple degrees warmer, so off I went back to Monte Rio.
I shoveled a bit more mud off the boat ramp before putting my boat in the water. Most of the drizzle had stopped which was good. I headed down river.
I could see the steelhead fishermen in their boats just up ahead. The guy in white in the middle boat just hooked one which he played and then lost as it got tangled up in some bushes on the shoreline.
They have a fish
I pulled in down along side of the boats in a spot out of the current and watched them for a half hour or so. I noticed this guy had a fish on a string hanging off his boat so asked him to hold it up for me. Nice fish.
Misty can be nice
Villa Grande Hole
It rained lightly so I pulled under a big redwood tree overhanging the river until it stopped in a few minutes.
Back up the river
I wasn’t planning on going down the river far today, so I turned around and paddled back up to the Villa Grande hole and sat some more, before continuing up the river which looked like this as I paddled along just below Monte Rio.
Some fishermen did well
I pulled my boat into the boat ramp and loaded the car and went on home for the day.
At home it was chilly out as it was overcast and the sun didn’t come out today. I decided to stay in where it was nice and warm for the rest of the day, so that was my day.