Monday, April 15, 2013

High And Dirty

  This past Saturday I met with my good friend Joe. Joe just started getting into fly fishing last year. With all the happenings in life lately, Joe and I haven't been able to get together and share the water. So the day finally came and we headed down to a little smallmouth hole on the Kishwaukee River on the South side of Rockford. Driving over the bridge on the way there I knew it wasn't going to be the best day of fishing. The water was high and dirty. We tried to fish what holes we could without trying to wade through the rushing waters. Unfortunately we caught nothing. We did manage to see some cool wildlife roaming the banks. A goose on her nest, A few other geese that sparred and made a bunch of racket, and some remains of a Coyote that must have been hit by a car. All in all it was just nice to get out and enjoy some fresh air with a great friend. Due to my interest in trying to catch some fish, I failed to grab the camera out of the truck to snap some pictures.  Hopefully in the next few weeks we start to get some nicer weather and the rain goes away.


  1. Don't forget that we want the temperature to warm up consistantly! haha I haven't fished the Kishwaukee River, but I've heard good things about the small mouth fishing there.

  2. I hear ya on the warmer temps. The smallmouth on the Kish can be hit or miss but when your hitting them it is awesome, along with some pike.