Last weekend I was invited to a birthday party for my niece in LR. As that's a can't miss invite I found a way to squeeze in a trip to the Little Red on Sunday. Went to bed nice and early around 10 pm, and woke up for the last time about 4:45 am.
Grabbed my stuff and started out the door. About that time my brothers dogs went crazy. I forget they put them in there at night to protect the pull-up bar that's really acting the part of a drying rack for laundry. As I was hushing the dogs with my softest and most serious dude shut up voice. I hit the garage door opener and waited for it to open. Like you would expect, I hit the button again to close and made a run for it...trying to out run the door and sneak through the ever decreasing opening.
Remember that pull-up bar from earlier, well it's strategically placed to ruin your day. The garage door was closing at mock 10. I realize I've got almost no chance to make it...so I'm in a full out, trying to out run my buddies to the last beer sprint. I'm carry a bag of clothes on my left shoulder, breakfast in my left hand, and a giant cup coffee in the other hand....
It was "THE" perfect form tackle. I led with my right shoulder...head on the front side...left arm followed through and I crushed that pull-up bar...coffee went flying, and the bag of clothes went sailing through the air. It was a fine moment in my athletic career. Unfortunately, I was too slow and missed the opening to the outside world. Do it all over and hope for different results.
After successfully navigating the garage from hell. I enjoyed a great day on the river. It was a little crowded but the browns were out in force. I sight fished almost the entire day. Couldn't convince any of the +20" browns to eat but I had fun trying.
As I was paddling out, the sun was almost gone, and a huge...22-25" brown breached the surface about a paddle length from my kayak. It went about a foot in the air. My jaw hitting the kayak kept me from going higher than the brown. That sight left me thinking I need to move...but I'll settle for a return trip soon.