Sunday, November 18, 2007 - South Platte River - Deckers
Flows about 156cfs, water was slightly off color, morning was cold (40's) and the late morning was 60 degrees or so.
Chad and I did a quick half day trip to Deckers. Met hom at the last lot down the dirt road to Wigwam at about 6:30. As I was gearing up Chad already hooked into a pig. I hurried down and snapped a coupel pics for him.
He was oof to a good start. I did manage one fish in that stretch and you'll just have to believe me when I say it was 6 inches. Not much to brag about. Chad hooked another pig that I helped net and photgraph again.
There was another pig in the same spot, but we couldn't entice him to bite. I moved down a bit and hooked a dink. We tried the mini canyon with little luck. It started getting a bit crowded and hot, so we hiked back to the trucks and moved down river to right by the Deckers stores. Chad was into fish immediately and I worked the downed logs. The river has changed a bit down there. I managed two more dinks. Chad disappeared and soon returned in his truck, he was on his way out. I fished for about 10 minutes more and finally hooked a nice fish - a colorful 17 inch or so rainbow.
After that I was done - back to the truck and drove home - I was home by 12:20!
Funny thing happened while we were on the river. This silver Chevy Malibu stopped next to us while we were fishing the big rock and told Chad that they were hunting ducks. Three guys crammed into this little car on the back roads. Well, we went back to fishing - thinking nothing of it. Well, suddenly there was a shot - scared the poop out of us, even though we knew it was coming. Just one shot, that was it. Then, we saw the car drive back out about 5 minutes later. That just seemed funny - not exactly the hunting car I was expecting. And I thought we'd hear more than one shot - or that the guys would camp out there or something. I guess it was just a shoot and run.