10-10-05 - Early Morning Bite
Waters Fished: Milwaukee River
Fish Caught: 6 between Mike and myself
Outing Date: 10-10-05
Air Temp: 40's and rising to upper 50's
Water Temp: 56-58F
Water Level: 70 cfs
Water Color: kinda clear, visibility 1-2 feet
Fish Species: King Salmon
Pattern Fished: Small Egg Patterns
Pattern Color: Red & Chartreuse again took ALL fish today
Whoo hoo - it's been too long since I've gotten
to go fishing on a weekday. Thankfully a LOT of clients booked weekday
trips PRIOR to the start of my new job, so as part of my coming
aboard, I was allowed to meeting all my preexisting guiding obligations.
Basically, I'm pretty much "off" ALL WEEK!
It's another Team Fish morning with Mike - I was
definitely optimistic that we'd have even better circumstances than
our first trip back on the 4th. We met
up at 6:00 AM and made our way to the water.
Dave and Bruce, along with Bruce's wife Marjie
and son James, were already on the gravel by the time we waded out
into the Milwaukee. Oh, you just KNOW this is gonna be good if Bruce
and David are still in town ;)
The early morning bite being what it is, we just
slammed 'em for the first hour. One look at the pics should give
you the entire story. Everyone was hooking into KINGS!
Now, I gotta tell ya, I'm writing this report all
the way on 10-22-05 - yeah, it's not fresh in my mind anymore. But,
in many respects the details aren't important. We all simply had
a ball; things are definitely on the uptick, at least for the King
run on the Milwaukee.
Once the sun hit the water the action SLOWED, but
we kept on going right until we finally left the water around NOON
;) By 8:30, MOST all of the fish had either pushed upstream into
the deep pools or were holding tight to the bank in the shade.
Mike doubled his success from the fourth, landing
2 fair. I landed 2 fair Kings before we moved upstream around 9:00
Up at the dam there were little pockets of fish.
In short order I dispatched 2 more. Mike had his fair shots too,
at one point drifting through at least a half dozen fish. For the
most part, the sun and angling pressure up here made the bite a
bit difficult, but still a nice place to round out our morning.
What else can I say...it was a NICE day to be on
the water and I was glad to share it with everyone who was out...that's
right, I pretty much knew every person up and down the river. When
it's like that, it's simply a blast.
I'll let the pictures fill you in ;)