Monday, November 26, 2012
Doc, EZ, The Rod, and The Gubna embarked on a float down the Toccoa last weekend. I purchased a small one man toon for the occasion because Rod's toon only holds three. My little toon turned out to be a blessing. The flow was low, which meant quite a bit of dragging the raft over the shallow areas of the river. We finally got on the river about 10:00 a.m. It was slow going at the beginning, and we probably spent too much time on the first quarter mile stretch. We eventually got down to some better water and started catching fish. We stopped at one nice run, and we all picked up a few decent fish, including this one:
About the same time I picked up the big bow, Doc landed a nice bow upstream. We were now running out of daylight, so we picked up and didn't fish the last couple of miles. I probably enjoyed the trip a little more than the other guys, but I think we all did pretty well. Nobody did great, but everyone caught fish.
I was able to get a measure on the pig: approximately 22 inches. We didn't catch any browns on this trip, but plenty of nice rainbows.