I am about worthless!
So,we were just planning a quick morning trip up the canyon for only my THIRD time of wetting a line in the last  months...and I forget to set the alarm! DOHHHH!
Sadly, I was supposed to meet two other gents at 5:15am across town...well, it was 5:45 when I rolled over and realized I was long over due!
Tried to call them to no avail! :(( ...but did not have much hope of getting ahold of them while they were in the canyon. So I took my time and headed datta way nearly two hours late.
Drove up and down the canyon twice looking for them (Not knowing what they were driving!!!) and found no one. Stopped at a spot in an area pretty tight and steep between the cliffs, a few miles past Drake, and Kiwi& I made our way to the water to try our luck. ...Just a few short casts into the morn I land my first brownie...she's about 10" and is let quick back into the water. In only a few more casts of the 3" green x-rap and I hook another way up stream! He makes a run for it after dropping off the first set of falls, but then barrels off to right and behind some rocks and trees and I am thinking he is gonna get himself stuck. ...but outta no where he shoots himself right over the last set of falls and into the flat ripples in front of me. With all the fight I thought for a second I had a decent fish, but he was just a little fireball of 12". Fat little tike, but not much over 12" if anything! LOL!
Actually only moved up about 50yds and landed another two, who must of been a set of twins of the first two. Nice little 15 minutes and I was back up the hill and in the truck to try once more to locate these fools. Up the canyon, down the canyon...nope, they are nowhere that I knew of.
On the way back down for the last time, I stopped at the Narrows SWA to let Kiwi get in some fun. We threw the ball and stick around till she was sucking for wind and then I picked up the pole again. ( w/ same x-rap)
I moved downstream form where we were thrashing the water, and started working my way up the river. Approached the first little set of drop-offs which looked to hold a couple of nice pools. I tossed the Rapala right above one of the falls and as soon as it hit the bottom of that 15" waterfall I found a triplet of the others and reeled it in poste haste! ) (this is the one in the picture)
Worked some more of the area and had a another miss near the spot I had just got the previous one at, Moved to the right side pools and after a handful of casts landed my [6th] of the day to make a pack.
Loaded us up and was still outta the canyon by 11:30:))...not too bad for maybe a half an hour of fishing.
So as Ice Cube might say..."today, was a good day!"