Saturday, June 26, 2010

06.26.10 First day of school on the Lehigh River

Today we started off around 11 am drifting the Lehigh River putting in at Glenonoko Lehigh Gorge State Park and taking out at Bowmanstown. Fellow student Brian and I had instructor Tim in the inflatable pontoon boat for the day. We took turns rowing and fishing and had a good while learning the basics of approaching and handling the boat in slow and moving water. We fished throughout the day but the water temps was just over 70 degrees so trout fishing was out, although I did land a +/- 17 inch healthy older brown on a wooly bugger. We also landed a few smallmouths. It was a long day on the water and we got back around 8 pm and had a few cocktails and dinner while reviewing the day.