Monday, February 16, 2009
Mini jet boat fest
Alex got his mini-jet boat running and on the river today. He's a happy man to say the least and has all kind of dreams and plans now over the next several weeks to use it rip around, and fish from. I say mini-jet as he's got the big jet boat as well as two drift boats, and two catarafts...man of many boats! It gives us a lot of flexibility now as this thing can travel in mild, but pretty shallow rapids. Instead of taking an entire day to fish and having to really work to even get to fish your favorite spot, we can just hop in this little boat and have fun, and be back in an hour. I like it as it seems to be very conducive to having a new baby...not that the baby would go on the boat with him or us, (or at least not at first,) but because he can take off on the river for an hour and get a break from the soon to be born little man, and hopefully return a little refreshed. It really is our goal to not stop doing the things we love, but just to alter them a little...
I played shuttle bunny while he took the boat from the launch up to our beach, fishing along the way of course, He almost had an adult steelhead in the boat, but the fish persevered at the last moment and flipped off. He did get two half-pounder hatchery steelhead though and apparently had several other bites. I would have gone along for the ride,
though I think my 'days away from being done' baby belly would have NOT fit in my life jacket...next time maybe!
Here is a video clip of Alex having fun....and yes, part of his dreaming includes attaching a car seat for our little boy to the front seat. We'll see about that one!