Tuesday January 11, 2022 Monte Rio CA.
Kayaking with the fishermen
The river has been muddy from all the recent rains but now it should be starting to clear up which means the steelhead fishermen should be out on the river in their boats.
Sooooooooooooooooo, off I went to Monte Rio with my kayak to see what was going on and just to enjoy the river a bit.
I put my boat in the water at the boat ramp and paddled across the river.
Just below that was the Slot, a popular place for locals to fish and mostly shoot the bull. I was checking them out and trying to figure out how to get by them without the current sucking me under their boats as the current is pretty strong right there. I usually like to stop and shoot the bull a bit but I got in the current on the left and couldn’t stop without going over their fishing lines so I shouted some greetings and continued on down the river drifting in the current.
Villa Grande area
Shooting the bull
I made it back up to the slot and paddled in to the left of the boats and shot the bull for a bit. These guys are mostly local fishermen that I know and they know me but I have a problem remembering names these days, but once they say their name I know who they are. Just an older age thing. It’s a bit embarrassing, but it is what it is.
No one was catching anything but they were all happy to be out on the river. Even without the fish catching they have enough bull to keep them busy. :O)
I left them at it and headed for the boat ramp and went on home.
And then the day was over and it was in the house for me.