Sunday January 12, 2014 Monte Rio CA.
Kayaking Monte Rio to below Casini’s and back
I thought today would be a good day to paddle down past Casini’s Ranch, down past the Duncan’s Mills bridge and back again, so that’s what I did.
I was on the water at Monte Rio just after eleven in the morning to a nice day.
I passed Darwin in the slot fishing. I was going to shot the bull with him for a bit, but he got a signal from a lady friend up at the ramp, so he had to leave to go get her.
I continued down the river.
No problem crossing Casini’s ripple
Since the river’s mouth was closed, I was able to cross the Casini ripple without getting out of the boat as the water was high enough to get over it without any trouble.
Lots of fisher people
I started to run into more fishermen immediately after crossing the ripple. Seems the fishing has been good down here below Brown’s hole.
Down in front of the Duncan’s Mills fire station I ran into the biggest crowd of fishermen I’ve seen down here in a long time.
Here is the view as I approached the area. Duncan’s Mills bridge in the back. The fish were hitting as I approached and these guys had two on. One released and the other broke the leader as it was being landed.
That’s a steelhead
Down the river I go
After watching the fisher people for awhile I continued on down stream, down below the Duncan’s Mills bridge to see if there was any fishing action down there. No fisher persons, but the seals and sea lions were on the hunt.
I didn’t stay down there too long before I headed on back up the river. As I passed under the bridge, I saw a guy on a horse. Seemed he was from Casini’s ranch and was kicking these two guys off the property as they’d come in off the road at the end of their property.
At least that is what it looked like to me.
Blog readers recognized me
I continued on up the river stopping to talk with one of the fishermen in a boat for a bit, then continued and ran into the lady with the fancy boat. Turned out Heather and John were blog readers and recognized me, so I chatted with them a bit before continuing on up the river.
I continued on up toward Monte Rio. Just below Monte Rio, I ran into Andrew. He fishes out of Villa Grande area a lot, so we shot the bull for awhile before I continued to Monte Rio and pulled my boat out for the day, around four thirty PM.
Another nice day on the Russian River.