8-22-03 - 3 Days in Iowa with the Monkey!
Waters Fished: Waterloo
Fish Caught: 1/11
Outing Date: 8-22-03
Air Temp: 80
Water Temp: N/A
Water Level: normal
Water Color: clear
Fish Species: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout
Pattern Fished: Tucker Nymph
Pattern Color: gray & gold
Fishing Quality: Slower 'cause it's HOT
So first, a couple notes.
1. My camera broke this trip!
2. I am writing this almost 10 days after the
3. I have a million other things to be doing
besides writing the Rambling Reports...like getting ready for 5
days of Pink Salmon Fishing!
4. I also have a website to launch this week
& Creekside; it's not the final one but a temporary one
until the runs are done and I can do him up a good one!
The best part? You can read ASM's version of the trip on TSS!
So with all that said, here's the short story.
ASM was in town all week and despite our plans, we didn't get to
fish together during the weekday evenings...conflicting schedules
and distance put the smackdown on those plans.
But ASM and I had plans...we were to meet up with
FAT in Iowa and do some serious trout whacking. As it turned out,
ASM's work finished up a day early...he'd be sitting around all
Friday in Kenosha with 80F lake temperatures virtually ensuring
NO harbor action. I put in a DOUBLE, arriving in WI at 4:30 am just
so I could have Friday off too!
So ASM got the message late on Friday morning,
and by 5:30 we had made it to Dorchester...time to fish! Since this
would be a limited engagement, we hit the Waterloo close to camp
and the game was on! Fishing was slow although the bites came fairly
frequently...they just didn't stay on the hook! I went 1/11, with
the Monkey from Ohio landing 3 and hooking several more, all before
8:30. Not a terrible way to start a weekend EARLY in IOWA!