Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Paternity Leave

It's been a hectic few weeks around here, which really should come as no surprise given recent developments.  My fishing still outpaces my blogging--but not by much.  And both have taken a back seat to home and work obligations.  I've logged a handful of days on the water over the past couple weeks, but I'm significantly behind last year's pace.

With my family in town over the past couple weeks to visit the little munchkin we all managed a quick roadtrip and scored a few days on the river.  Although I generally hate "look at all the big fish I caught" posts, the fishing was on and the pictures are piling up.
Sometimes the side channels are more productive.
One of many cookie cutter Dollies.
It doesn't get much better than watching Dad tied into a good one.
Here's your ad placement.
Rainbows are starting to move up.
One of the better Dolly Varden.
As a new grandmother, it took quite a bit of convincing to get my mom to leave Mason and go fishing, even for just a few hours.  But for the brief time she held a fly rod, she put on one hell of a clinic.
About the time she realized it was a really big fish.
How you doing?
The release.
Karta is not a small dog.
At a safe distance.
High sticking the switch rod.


Sam said...

I have been waiting to see these pics. You are an inspiration to new parents and your mother is showing new grandparents how it is really done!

BTW, it was great to see Josh, sorry to have missed saying hi to your mom and dad.

Anonymous said...

AK is a place to loose oneself in. A truly remarkable place full of massive fish and some epic scenery. Those “cookie cutters” are some hard fightin beauties this time of the year. The trout only seemed to be getting bigger and the sockeye, well their sockeye! It was great to spend time with you all out on the river. By the way, the boat is batten best purchase ever! I could deal with making any of those trips every day.

Mason is a pretty darn good looking kid! And as Sam has pointed out, he has already been introduced into the world around him. Keep after it and in no time he will be taken some pulls on the oars, allowing you both the perfect drift before the line goes tight.

Sam, it was great to see you and your family. Looks like Mason will have a buddy to explore things up there.

Well hope the rivers come back into shape and you all are able to get back out there for a few more floats.



The wife said...

An impressive line up of fish! I would expect no less from the Williams bunch:)

Anonymous said...

What a trip! I can't believe how much I completely and thoroughly enjoyed your little munchkin...and how thrilled I was to be totally captivated. Mason is a gorgeous, mellow, charming little man. You two throw great offspring!!!

And, by the way, I'm glad you did finally convince me to spend a day on the river. The fishing was AWESOME! Of course, I have this sneaking suspicion that my two boys worked pretty hard to place me over good water! Thanks for taking such great care of me!!!

Gramma Cindy

Anonymous said...

So as i sit here trying to procrastinate and not work... i find myself in a horrible circumstance. I have no new blog post to read...

I know oars have gotten wet and rods have been bent...

Two more weeks and i will try my own hand at some steelies...

Tight lines,


Nathan Ira said...

Looks like a good trip! A great bow and some beautiful char too!

Dustin's Fly Box said...

holy crap that paw print! Great blog, you got a new follower!