July 02, 2016

Andy N Goes A Mousing

So len I finally found some time to make it out mousing...never did that last time I emailed you a few weeks ago...just never had time to make it out fishing...but last night I made sure I did...

Mini Mouse


started around midnight at castle rock...few splashes there but no hook ups..then fished the plunge pool on mill by the community park with no hits..was 4 am at that point so I headed westward...

arrived there around 430 and got in the river and started casting mice patterns on my 7wt...second cast I hooked up with a monster....but was a big male brown and had the fly in his jaw...5 min later he did a big head shake sending the fly back into my face...

Never got to see him except for the head when it ate the fly....in the same size class...would have been in trouble with any smaller of a rod

thought I was going to cry...so took two last cast as far upstream as possible....second cast a monster inhaled my mouse on the third strip....

prolly a 15 min battle...thank god I went and bought a bigger net after fishing with you....thank you again for all your help...truly caught a fish of a lifetime and he is still swimming.


 measurements were 27.5"...guessing over 8#...fish was a true tank.

 Thanks len again I'm gonna have a replica made of it..still in denial that I caught a fish that large

July 01, 2016

Kickapoo Clean Enough To Fish

Scored 2 pike today.  One about 12 inches on a white twister tail and another around 32 inches on a silver rattle trap.

Was going to release the 32er but a camper down there asked for it.  His wife filleted it immediately and they will have it on the grill tonight.

Sorry no photo.

June 30, 2016

Favorite Waterway Clean Enough To Fish

Was sunny and a little on the dirty side.

switched to my dirty water spinner in a size 9 and results came immediately.


Only fished 80 yards.  The weeds were a pain.  All fish were in shaded areas.


Quit at a dozen fish to hand.  Fishing more seemed flat out selfish.



June 28, 2016

Is It Soup Yet?

Chicken Soup base on stove. Chicken in oven. Will de-bone chicken later and add noodles or maybe spaetzel. 

June 27, 2016

Valley Stewardship Network Presentation


Thanks so much Len Harris for the wonderful evening on Saturday! It was such a treat at the end of a super warm day to just sit back and be entertained. And entertaining, you were! Thanks, too, to all of the attendees. It was good to see you all and meet some new folks. Until next time...