Chasin’ the Hex Hatch – 6.22.18

Took a little paddle on Butt Lake last night to see if the hex hatch was kickin’ yet.

Gotta get nurished first.  Pretty setting for chow, other than the big ol’ power lines (it IS a PG&E lake though)…

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The hatch wasn’t really explosive like it can be but it has definitely started.  The kid out-fished me 2 to zip with a couple 2.5lb class fish  (I’d guess the first one may have been pushing 3…he called it his “PB”…apparently “Personal Best” is WAY too long to say) and it was a beautiful evening.  Alas, my cheapo cellphone is TERRIBLE in low light but I did what I could…20180622_butt_blog_-1

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That last fish was caught at 9:20 PM.  We figured that was a good enough time to start the half mile paddle back to the ol’ Dodge.   It was still a beautiful evening out and the campfires in the distance were the only indicator that we weren’t totally alone out there.  By the time I nursed a brewski as we loaded up we cinched the ‘yaks down under just about a First Quarter moon at about 10:20 PM….
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Here’s the video footage, such that I could get…

There’s no shame in my game.  I’m gonna pick up a few little tubes like he was using before we give it one more go this evening!