BERNIE KEEFE - COLORADO
A couple weeks ago I was able to take a vacation. A couple friends of mine and I jumped in the truck and left the state. I did not do any planning or researching for the trip. (That was a big mistake)
Last week every time I put my Crestliner in the water, it was raining. EVERY DAY! Our morning temps were hanging around the 32-35 degree mark so it was a cold rain. (Like there is such a thing as warm rain at 8300 feet) In these temps I wear my ice armor gear, its warmer and waterproof. We would fish each day till time ran out or on occasion a lightning storm would chase us off.
As a fishing guide I get to fish more then anyone I know. On hot bites I get to net a lot of fish, slap high fives and listen to people giggle with excitement when they get a big fish on. I generally get my Crestliner ready in April for ice off in Masy. This year mother nature decided to give me an early spring. When my boat was ready for delivery my wife and I decided pick it up in Minnesota. After a short 2.5 day drive and 2 days of rigging my boat with a Motorguide XI-5 and Lowrance sonars we were ready for ice off.