|Blue heron watching / Patient at the waters edge / Speared rainbow wriggles|
|You can't argue with results - nice rainbow hen taken on a WD40 emerger.|
A boat gets you to water you could not otherwise get to but, without some superhuman rowing on the part of your oarsman, you may not be able to fish it as thoroughly as you might like. In Wyoming we have the absurd law that, even for navigable waterways, the bottom of the river is the property of the landowner. This means that dropping an anchor is a form of trespassing. Notoriously, there are posses that patrol the private stretches of water.
|John with a nice rainbow early in the float.|
|They don't call them "greenbacks" for nothing - a nice rainbow being released.|
Grousing about access aside - we had a great float. We hooked, played and landed plenty of good fish. Great thanks to Jeff's friend and neighbor John D. Baker. Aside from being our generous host, John is an artist, a falconer, a master angler, a hunter and a generous oarsman. I can recommend his website: ravenstudioarts.com where you'll find an array of wildlife art. I especially like the drawing of the stooping peregrine on the front page of his website.
|We floated from the Gray Reef Access to Government bridge.|
|John with a nice cutbow.|