Some days you just don’t
ever stop fishing. Today
was one of
them. Lees Ferry on
the Colorado River
is the destination that brings the majesty of the Grand Canyon together with the
most beautiful water and fish in the world.
Everything about the day was surreal. When it is all said and
done and we sit back
and list the best of the best from this journey – Lees Ferry
is going to be
hard to beat. Thousand
cliffs on both sides of you; the most beautiful water colors
rainbow trout everywhere; and best of all – they were hitting
top water cicada
flies – which are big. In
fact, it would
take about 40 #22 midges to equal one cicada fly.
We were in heaven!
Taylor and I landed 14 of these
beautiful wild rainbows – and lost another dozen. Taylor
caught the biggest fish again – a
chunky 18 incher. Our
English of Lees Ferry Anglers taught us some great techniques for
fishing and long casting – which was invaluable today as
these fish can see you
coming from a long way off.
Our day on the water ended at noon
and we embarked on the longest drive of our journey at 780 miles. Our tag team sleeping
strategy would need to
pay off. Fortunately
slept a solid 3 hours after lunch –
which Jeff English sent with us as we weren’t able to enjoy
lunch on the water
today. I, on the
other hand, tend to
stare at the ceiling in the RV when Taylor
is driving. Hmmm.
One interesting piece of trivia to
share with you involves the maximum speed of our Winnebago View. It seems that the
engineers decided to put a
governor that limits our maximum speed to 82.9 mph.
That’s not to say that we would ever
that fast but….the Nevada
desert does temp us.
If anyone knows how to
disengage this safety feature please let us know so that we
Finally, the maximum temperature
we experienced today was 115 degrees inside
the canyon. Pretty
strange – when we were wade fishing
our legs were totally numb from the 48 degree water while our heads
sweating bullets – is this safe??