Thanks JustDave. I am a perpetual optimist so I know things happen for a reason and everything works out in the end. The toughest thing is my favorite fishing partner and best friend who happens to be my only brother has moved to the east coast. I don’t want to sound like I am sniveling but my brother has never been more than a few hour drive. He did what he thought was best for his family though.
I figure I can find some people in the forum here that are interested in going on some outings. I read the article that you were here at Davis in mid October. Unfortunately I read that post just yesterday.
On the bright side I took a coworker and his family out to Prinville Reservoir. He, his wife and 2 kids had never been fishing or ever caught anything. After a day of catching and releasing catfish they are all hooked so to speak. I would estimate we caught better than 40 catfish.
The original target was crappie but when it a cold front blew in and the sun disappeared behind a bank of clouds we just switched gear to power bait with a drop shop rig and started landing catfish. Late in the summer and into fall the water in Prinville looks like pea soup. You can’t see a lure much more than 9 inches under the water so I use Mac’s wedding rings or spin -n- grubs since they have lots of flash, but on a cloudy day that doesn’t even seem to do the trick.
That was just about the only outing I went on this summer but it was the highlight of the season. Sharing the sport of fishing with other people is one of my favorite things
NAFC life member since 1992, NAHC life member since 2005, lifetime Oregon resident. Central Oregon region.