On a warm afternoon I met up with Josh and Holland for a float down the river. We were trying to help Holland with her fly fishing techniques and perhaps catch a few fish. One generator was running and the sluice was adding oxygen under clear fall-like skies. After admiring the water, we got right down to business.
The fish were cooperating and soon Holland had a brown trout in hand. The water was moving at 5000+ CFS and we were just floating right along. I have to tell you, these afternoon floats on falling water are a pleasant way to pass your time.
As the water began to fall those fish began to eat more and eventually harder. Holland was eager and brought this beauty of a brown trout to the net. After the appropriate hero shots we released this one back into the water to be caught again. This shot makes the guy on the oars real happy.
Josh is already a member of the 20+ Club. He is a very good angler, who, like all of us likes to fish for big fish. Throughout the trip Josh caught and released a good number of fish. This brown trout ate on the edge of a slow back-eddy. I just knew Josh was going to get in that club one more time with this fish. But, when we measured the brown we found it was just short. That left Josh and Holland with one more good reason to come back and fish falling water under clear fall-like skies again. Thanks Josh, I really appreciate it.
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