Yeah, I know things have been pretty quiet on the blog. Back in June I ran a whitewater section of the Sandy River. The flows were very low, <800cfm as opposed to the 1800cfm I would normally consider for good fishing. This put the rocks just under the surface of the water. Long story short, I ended up tumbling through one of the rapid sets and breaking my tailbone. That made for a tough day on the water, and even tougher last couple months as I worked on recovering. You never know what all your tailbone does until it is broken.
Yesterday I finally made it back out to do a little fishing. I set for the Willamette to do a lil bass fishing. I kept telling myself I just needed to get out to see how my tailbone feels and that I didn’t need to worry about fishing. Who am I to kid around like that. Of course fish was important. As it would turn out, the Oregon BASS organization had their Willamette fishing tourney going on this weekend. From what I heard from one of the competitors, fishing was better on Friday, and even he was having problems yesterday. No doubt these bass were seeing a whole lot more pressure than normal.
I didn’t walk away empty handed though. I did manage to pick up a couple average Willy bronzebacks.
It was good to get out and fish again, and spend some time on the kayak. In the end, my tailbone was really only able to tolerate about 4 hours on the kayak . Hey, it’s a start. I’m feeling it today too. Going to take awhile to get back into the swing of things, but it’ll happen soon.