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Fabulous Friday on the Bulkley

When I woke up it had snowed 3" overnight and the river had browned up pretty good. I'd left my bear spray and wading staff at the site of my last comfort break the evening before, so I had a good reason to go back out, despite the conditions. My neighbor's blue collar jet boat powered up on the first crank. It was easy to spot the location of my mental lapse the night before and when I got close, I could see the red of the bear spray canister winking through a break in the snow. I jumped out of the boat, grabbed it, then did a big, wide, slow half circle upstream to a spot I'd fished through for the first time the day before.

The day before I'd waded out a good bit into the river intending to hit my side of a good seam that has worked really well for me in the past from the other side. I was surprised, though, to find that this side of the river has a much different bottom profile than the other. Right off shore there is a little channel that you get pretty deep in wading out to where it gets shallower to get a good shot at that mid-river seam. With the water all colored up, and not that much time on my hands, I decided to fish that inside channel. I wouldn't have to cast far and the swings wouldn't take long; I could be through the whole thing in plenty of time to get home, packed and catch the afternoon plane out to Vancouver.

Guess what? Third cast--orange and red hoh boh, 7.5/2.5 heavy mow, visibility 18"--electrical connection. A quick run almost to the backing, three jumps, then an aerial release. I stood stunned, barely over my ankles in the water, thrilled. The sun had come out. The light was brilliant off the snow making every detail of the empty river, and banks, and trees and foliage stand out vividly. I got on the oars and drifted down through the magical morning to where the boat lives and tied up and left the river for the year.

You can see the seam I'm talking about right to the left of the engine. It ends down below at the little snow covered point. It's probably 3' deep and about 6' wide. I started casting right past that little snow covered rock below the boat and barely had the whole head out when I got that great little hit.
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