Today, I went down to the McCloud. This river is sometimes known as the McCrowd and when I got to the end of the road at the Nature Conservancy property it was pretty much spot on. There were 5 cars parked there (which is a good trick in the first place). I turned around and went up river a little to start my day on the water.
The water was a little off color… milky, as the McCloud sometimes is. It took me a while to get on the board, but once I did, I began to find fish more or less regularly. Cast, drift, strike, cast. It is a repetition that helps move clutter from your mind.
The McCloud continues to be one of the most beautiful places I know of.
Luckily, I caught a few of these… (21, but who is counting?)
Nothing big (I did lose one really nice fish), but it was a great day on the water. Finished the day throwing for smallies at Lake Siskiyou, adding another 5 fish to the tally (yes, I count… I just always have).
It has been a good trip… some distance, some perspective. Fishing trips are good for your soul.
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