Friday November 25, 2016 Monte Rio CA.
Paddled Monte Rio to Villa Grande and back
Decided it was going to be Monte Rio today, so I headed on out down the road about ten miles to the boat ramp.
Dave and Joanne show up
As I was putting my boat in the water, I heard, hey Bob. Dave and Joanne were at the top of the stairs and were out for a ride and ran into me, so we shot the bull at the ramp for a bit before I put my boat in the water.
There were several boat trailers parked in the parking lot so I knew there would be some fishermen with boats in the water fishing for steelhead.
There were three boats with fishermen fishing away. I stopped to talk with them for a bit. No action today as it’s early in the season and the muddy water is just starting to clear up a bit. Not much catches fish when the water is muddy. It’s the only time the fish are safe.
Drifting down the river
I left them at it and continued down the river at a very slow pace as I wasn’t planning to go far today, only down to the Villa Grande hole, about a mile down the river.
The elusive bird
This kingfisher caught my eye. This was the best I could do with that bird that fly’s before you can get close. It followed me on my way down the river, but I gave up trying to get a good picture of it. These birds are such teases.
Headed back up the river
Gone home for the day
Shore fishermen at Monte Rio
I went on home and stoked the wood stove up as it was getting a bit cold out and that was it for me today.