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June 12, 2006, 23:44
Yahooooooooo, The annual boys 3 day raft trip on the Gunnison River tomorrow AM and it looks like we timed the salmon fly hatch perfectly!!!!!!!
I've only hit this big once and had a real tendonitis problems from fighting those big rainbows.
I hope I can post a photo or two on my return.

For you raptor freaks out there, I had a spectacular release of a rehab'd golden eagle today. It took two short flights(1/8-1/4 mile) and then the big one...cruising out with the mountains in the background as it climbed up and out of sight. Really made me feel great.

Could be a monumental week!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 12, 2006, 23:51
Congratulations on the eagle...

And I hope that your trip on the Gunnison is a great one...

Have fun.


Da Nerd
June 13, 2006, 00:23
Dont know what your route is on the Gunnison, but if you pass Grand Junction
wave a hardy HELLO

June 17, 2006, 17:44
Da Nerd,
I was in G Jct last weekend teaching a swiftwater RQ course, so...hello.
We were on a 3 day above the Pleasure Park. Fishing was very good, not great. One beefy rainbow was 25 inches or so. Many browns in the 17-20 inch range. All fish were in great shape and most were absolutely gorged with salmon flies. Some produced incredible fights, although my big rainbow only tried to big dives to the bottom with no surface action.

My digital was in the dry bag so I missed some great shots. I'll try to post some of the photos taken by others when I received them.

Da Nerd
June 23, 2006, 08:30
Sorry I missed ya. Glad you caught a few nice ones.