On a brisk Spring day Philip Aschliman and I tried whitewater kayak fishing on one of our favorite rivers.
Thanks to Curtis England and NOC Rafting for the shuttle and for loaning me a sprayskirt. All the gear I own and I forget one of the most fundamental pieces of equipment. Silly me.
Felipe caught a delicious Bass.
I caught a delicious Bass. Product plug: The IR Arch Rival Drysuit kept me warm, safe and dry all day. Since I was out of my boat fishing quite a bit the Drysuit made for comfortable wading in very chilly water.
Releasing my delicious Smallmouth Bass, and taking a moment to note the exceptional ability of the Astral Greeenjacket to hold fishing tackle and accessories.
Felipe hooked a whopper Rainbow Trout from his kayak then hopped out to finish the fight.
Feet kept steady on slippery rocks with his Astral Brewers.
Beautiful Rainbow Trout. A male member of the species, made evident by a hooked jaw. (The fish, not Philip). (Regarding that last comment, Philip is a male also, without a hooked jaw.)
Caught and Released
A healthy female Rainbow. She was spewing eggs as soon as I pulled her onto the deck of my kayak.
Have a wonderful Spring!
Spencer Cooke, Effort Inc