I had cabin and boat chores that needed my attention, but the call of the river was just too strong.
A big part of my annual river float is to salvage gear that was lost from the previous fishing season. The best time to do this is when the backwater sloughs and gravel bars are completely ice free.
As the photos will attest to, my impatience led to less than ideal salvaging conditions. Many of the prime locations were locked in ice.
It wasn’t a complete dry run, though. I did find a few good things.
Yahtzee. One of my all time favorite lures when casting for silvers. A perfectly good Firetiger number 5 Blue Fox spinner bait.
This was my best find. Buried in the muck and gravel I found a perfectly good fish dehooker. It will come in handy when the pink run is upon us.
Not a large haul, but a haul nonetheless.
My salvaging is not done yet. When the shelf ice is gone, I plan on floating the river again. There has to be a lost anchor some where….
Come back next week for my first fishing report of the season. Besides taking my first guests out for the year, I will be spending a couple of days out on the ocean fishing with friends.
See you then!