In Eastern Idaho, where I live, June has been a very wet month. Record rains have dumped on our area like none I can remember. My son-in-law mentioned that it had rained in some amount for (22) consecutive days! Now that is a lot of water. We have water where water isn’t usually common along road sides, in overflowing ditches, in farmers fields, in lakes that don’t usually have full capacity, and sure enough, water ripping down our local streams. Not that I am complaining. Eastern Idaho needs the water. It has just caused havoc when I have been able to fish during the rain delays. Even when fishing during the rain, (I have done that, too) it seems that off colored water is everywhere and you have to watch out for obstacles in the stream or river you fish. The Snake River through Idaho Falls has had massive trees washed out and floating down the river until they lodge up against something to slow them down. Their piling up along the bridge structure and up against the dams. Gem Lake currently has one of their main boat launching sites closed because of all the debris in the water.
I prefer to write posts that include pictures of my topic, but, I did not have my camera with me as I toured the river area and Gem Lake checking out the water. I will leave that up to your imaginations.
I have been fortunate enough to give the testy trout at Chesterfield Reservoir some reason to strike a Panther Martin spinner or pounce on a Countdown Rapala. Just enough to stir up my appetite for some better weather and fishing conditions.
Also made a trip down to Condie Reservoir trying to find some cleaner water to fish in. Even though it probably was too early to find any shallow water Bluegills due to the very wet and cool early season, we thought we might run into some some feisty Largemouth Bass. Condie has special regulations on the Largemouth. Trying to locate some big ol’ Bass (20 inches or bigger) kept us interested. However, our group didn’t land any of the big Bass. Bluegills were deep and not very interested in what we offered. To top the day off, it did cloud up and rain like cats and dogs.