Surprise! Yep, that was my Friday morning. I was sitting down to breakfast just before 7:30 a.m. and went out to get the paper. When I came back, my phone let me know that I had a voice mail. I listened to the recording, and it was a friend asking if I could help out on a fishing trip AND the clients were waiting. Oh, my gosh. Of course, I said yes and started hustling. The boat was ready for two but I understood there might be three, so I threw in some extra gear. At the meeting place, we introduced ourselves. We proceeded to the launch area and got the boat in the water. It was a beautiful day! Generation did make fishing with ultra-light tackle quite a chore, but we persisted. We caught a beautiful slot, which we sadly returned to the river. We also trolled, but the bite wasn’t good at all. I have done some drift fishing before with little success, so did not try it Friday. I have come up with some new ideas though and will try it again shortly. The guests were wonderful, as most are, and we had a great time. Although they were not originally my fishing clients, they wanted their photo posted online, so we are happy to share their smiles.