Did a new float a couple of states away on some water I have been eyeing for over 20 years. The area had just went thru 3 nights of very low temps and the fish responded predictably by coming down with a serious case of lock jaw (yes, I always have an excuse!). However, the weather and the river was so eye popping gorgeous that I didn't care. Great float on new water and met a new friend. My buddy who I fish with a lot is a part time guide and he owed a man a trip in his drift boat. I tagged along in my trusty Pack canoe. The client actually caught a 3lb smallie but I only caught 2 with the biggest going over a pound.

Enjoy the pics!