My guide buddy got canceled today and asked me if I wanted to fish. To me it was like a kid on Christmas morning as he is considered a top guide in Southern Oregon.
I joined him and another friend on a meat trip he and I had been trying to take as he hadn't gotten any springer for himself. We got the good hole this morning and quickly got to work.
First pass I hooked this 26 pound fish and it was as fun as you might expect. He uses a fairly light rod for back bouncing which makes it nice when you're holding it all day with a few ounces of weight on the end but you can't just pull fish to the boat. We fought it downstream a few hundred yards and put it in the net.
Next pass I hooked a 12lber and later a clipped summer. The last two I passed off so I wouldn't be tagged out.
It's amazing how much a guy can learn when fishing with someone who does it every day. There are so many things he does differently than me. I really received a great education. Even in constant rain, Today. Was. Awesome.