I have to admit, it was pretty cold, with a high of 19F but I was snug as a bug because i really bundled up. The other two guys may have mentioned once or five times it was a little cold. It also did not help that they both took a small spill in the river because they were not used to wading such a clear, depth deceiving river.
These guys saw well over a thousand fish. They did not bring any to hand and missed quiet a few, it was more of a learning experience for them. I was able to bring a few fish to hand and they all had some nice color to them, but my rule is, if it is not over 20 inches long its not worth a picture. We had a blast running the river in our North Fork Outdoors Outlaw series boats, which you can find here
Even the guys that have never floated a river before and had very little idea how to move the boat around with fins or oars were able to have some fun in a little white water
We all ran into a bit of gear trouble. Case in point all three of us managed to break oars on our toons. Mine was a bit more difficult because I was in a framed boat and was not able to get my legs as low in the water to use my fins as effectively as I could in the other boats, dont get me wrong they worked well, but did not give the full power I needed.
I made the mistake of thinking we would have to portage Mother in Law rapid and that wasted 2 hours of time. We all ran it, and let me tell you it was fun as hell to run it in fins and one oar only. We than high tailed it home trying to end a very long day. We got to the take out at 7pm and hauled ass home. I got home and in bed after eating right at midnight. A long yet fun day that took alot out of us but as usual was worth it