Sure enough just as expected every conceivable run was occupied as I drove up the river. At least all the runs I was used to fishing were busy. There were the odd sections of river, that for one reason or other I always drive past, and a couple of these little stretches happened to be the only river unoccuppied on that day. So I settled into some unfamiliar water on a very familiar river. This brings me to the bright side of fishing on these busy days. Finding new water on a river I thought I knew like the back of my hand.
It turns out it payed off this day. I did as well in the new spot as I had done in any other stretch of river, ever, and have added another favorite run to a grown list. So don't let crowds scare you away from the water. Once in a while it's good to get out there and be forced out of our comfort zone a bit. We learn and discover new things that make us better fishermen in the long run.
|The FT Skwala after being used and abused by nearly a dozen fish. Still going strong.|
|In the net|