Snorklin The Big Hole?

Yesterday Art said he needed a brown trout fix and wanted to go around Maidenrock Bridge and try his luck. I told him to have at as I just can’t get inspired yet to climb off the shelf ice and fish in 33 degree water after just coming back from the island. He headed out there and I said I would drive down later and just watch. About an hour later I headed there and met him on the road coming back. He was in his tshirt and appeared very discombaubled. He said he was wading in knee deep water when he tripped on a big slippery rock. The water on the other side of the rock was about 3 feet deep and he was face planted right in it with his feet flopping over the rock. It took three attempts to get upright and on the previous two he would wind face down back in the water. His cap floated away but he managed to save his glasses. I asked if he saw many fish on this snorklin adventure and I really can’t print his answer. He did catch a couple nice fish before this mishap so all was not lost. This however confirmed my decision to stay on the nice dry bank.
Years ago I would have had the boat in the water and floated until I got to a spot where it was froze over and drug it over the ice til I found open water again. I would take my wife along on these outings and now I kinda understand why she left me.


  1. dear art and al,
    thanks for my chuckle of the day!! we are on the way to andros. we are in the middle of LA.- crawfish tonight. we are set to go to andros on the 15th. i hope to be able to send some good reports your way. speedo is getting to be a real weather wimp. we were in town one week, and he said it’s freezing, let’s get outta here.
    al, it sounds like every year gets better and better for you. that’s cool.

  2. Holy hell, that’s a big sea run brown let alone a river one.Was in the Joulters today with Hermon. Posted a few pix which you can see by clicking on my name. Cold front tguhroh here today and next couple days so things will be a little tough with wind and cloudy conditions. Al, Hank misses you. Son and I went out to breakfast with him the other morning and he sat staring at your empty seat next to him the whole time .lol.My family has been having a great time and even asked if we can cancel our last two days in Nassau and stay on Andros longer. Hank and Eva have been great as always, as well as everyone else. Findingh out There’s alot more to this place than just the fishing.

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