As everyone here knows, launching for the first time can be tricky (and comical to onlookers) if not extremely difficult. I had him step into his tube and pull it up to his waist, then I helped him get his fins on. This proved harder than it sounds. We eventually managed and he headed for the water face forwards. I stopped him in time before he caught his fins and fell on his face, and told him to walk backwards. He made it safely. I got a picture of him but not getting in just when he got into the water.
We fished for a couple of hours, but had no takers. I had one hit in the river -- it was in the middle of the water column not on the bottom so I suspect it could be a brown trout.
We fished from about 8:30 am to 10:30am, with nothing. I don't think the eyes are up in there just quite yet. After this week of warmer temps they may be up in there.
Emuscud was there fishing off the bank it was good to meet him. We saw a light gray colored mink (I think it was a mink it looked like a ferret) that was running around on the south bank around trees and into a stick pile that looked like a beaver house maybe it was his house.
Anyway the fishing was good just not the catching. I tried some of Tubedude's roadrunner baitbugs tipped with nightcrawler, as well as some chartreuse plastic jigs. Even tried drifting a worm below a bobber down the current but no luck. The one hit I had was a a silver roadrunner/baitbug reeling it slowly downstream with the current.
It was a fun outing and we learned a few things. Thanks for all those who helped when I was deciding which tube to get him.
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