We launched at 5:45 a.m., and thanks to a 24-hour generation, we were into it straight on. Before I get too far I must say the adults I took out were real clowns. I couldn’t believe it. You’ve never fished until you have a couple of clowns aboard. :) In all seriousness, the men I had on board were Bull Fighters who play the roles of Rodeo Clowns in the rodeo that was going in Springdale at the time. We also had the son of one of the men. I tried some new bait and it worked better than the last time I was out, so it may be a keeper. I rotated between Power Eggs and Power Bait with a smattering of other items. It seems whenever we stopped to fish, there were some takers and then it stopped, so we had to move on. One of the fellows spotted an otter and we saw several blue herons, but other than that not much wildlife. As an aside, we saw a coon swimming the river on my previous trip. That was a first for me. The men took fish back to the Cowboy camp and were going to have the trout fried up in addition to the catfish that was on the menu for that evening. All in all, I had a blast with everyone. See you on the river and Tight Lines.