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6-16-04 - I guess I wasn't the only one who thought it might be worth a look.

It was "dim" from before I even made it to Racine; sorry for the dark pics. Despite the lack of fish, the Root is still pretty in the summertime.

6-16-04 - GD Mosquitos again!

Waters Fished: Root River
Fish Caught: 0
Outing Date: 6-16-04
Weather: Hazy, brief rain
Air Temp: upper 70's
Water Temp: 70F
Water Level: about 300 cfs
Water Color: muddy, 6" visibility
Fish Species: you mean there's FISH IN THE RIVER?!
Pattern Fished: Flying bunnies
Pattern Color: hot pink, chartreuse, black, purple etc..
Fishing Quality: Better than not fishing.

A short outing, got there at 7:30, left at 9:00 when the mosquitos became too much to bear. Fishing was definitely "fishing" and not "catching".

So a little background...Indiana's Skamania runs are in full swing, yet no one is checking the Root which also gets Skamania. So finally I bit the bullet and went to see for myself. The two anglers I was supposed to go with, well, one got stuck at home and I missed the other. OH was STILL a better evening than sitting here behind the computer screen getting into another online debate about something fly fishing related. Oh but if you like carp, apparently the guys upstream were them. Alright FOULING them...not enough clarity to intentionally snag I guess.

NO SKAMANIAS at this time folks. 70F water pretty much ensures that in my book, and even if they were there, they're probably feeling pretty SICK. It only takes 5 hours to get to Horlick if your a steelhead...probably even less if your LEAVING 'cause the water is too warm.



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