Monday January 1, 2018 Monte Rio CA.
The sun makes for a nice day paddling
With today being the first day of a new year, I thought it would be better to start the year doing something fun instead of working on my projects.
Putting in at Monte Rio
I figured there would be too many people at Jenner so I drove on down to Monte Rio to put my boat in the water.
Fishing the slot for steelhead
I pulled in along side theses guys and shot the bull for a bit. Rein, Allen and Joe were in the boat. Joe was asleep in the bottom. No fish yet. They did say there were some reports of big fish seen coming up the river down at Duncan’s Mills, just down below us a ways.
Sitting at the Villa Grande Hole in my boat
More fishermen show up
A couple fishermen were walking down to fish below the hole, Pete and John, I believe it was. I shot the bull with them a bit. Pete said he saw a couple fish go by this morning at Casini’s Ranch which is down below us a ways.
These merganser ducks were swimming around near me so I thought I’d try to get a decent picture of the male mergansers. The have a greenish dark head with lots of white on the body which makes the camera not focus very well.
Paddling back up the river
I was paddling up the slot and just below the fishermen I’d gone by this morning. I saw a bunch of splashing around the boat so I knew they had a fish on.
Here they are trying to deal with the fish as their boat started to drift into the trees which isn’t good as the trees could cause the boat to tip over. Joe was pretty excited and screaming away in the boat.
It’s a keeper
I paddled up and around them and headed to the boat ramp where I pulled my boat out of the water and drove on home for the day.
Not a work day
The sun was still out when I got home, but I still didn’t feel like working on any projects so I got the wood in the house for the night and had a nap and that was it for me today.
Nice way to start the new year.