Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Steelhead Fishing Trip

All the anticipation was worth it as nine of us traveled to Riggins, Idaho for the fishing trip of a lifetime. We left early Wednesday morning and headed up north. We stopped in McCall, Idaho to get fishing licenses and also to grab some pizza. Afterwards we carried on to Riggings. Upon arriving we set up camp and poles for the next day. After a good night's rest we awoke early to find a beautiful day. We ate some oatmeal and loaded up the boats for a long day of fishing. Steelhead fishing can be very tricky at times- nine of us fished the first day and we only caught two fish. However, we had more luck the following day, as we caught five more fish. There was a little frustration building up with those who hadn’t caught anything but all in all the day was great. The last day was hard as nobody caught a fish and the wind blew all day. The last day we packed up and headed for home with a few fish in the cooler and tired bodies all the way around. Tough though the fishing was, smiles were upon every ones faces for a fun trip. Pictures below.

Debbie used her skills to catch the biggest fish all week

Dave, on the other hand, only managed this one

Our catch

Check out this fish Vern reeled in

And a closer look