Fishing with Bob

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by KerryS, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Spent this past Saturday on the peninsula fishing with Bob Triggs. We had a great time and Bob showed us some premier water. It was a gorgeous day, sunny and warm with temperatures starting in the upper fifties and making it to the seventies by afternoon. Rivers were in perfect condition; gin clear and cold (ask Bob how refreshing a quick dunk in the water can be). I think we fished three different rivers during the day. Fish were hard to come by but it wasn’t from a lack of trying. In the middle of the fishing we stopped to enjoy a road side lunch prepared by Chef Triggs in the middle of the rainforest. There isn’t a restaurant in the world that can match the dining room we had. Nothing compares to the rainforest on a beautiful sunny day. While sitting under the lush green canopy of the forest we enjoyed handmade sandwiches to order with fresh fruit and ice cold beverages. Bob even handled some special dietary needs of mine.



    We fished hard for about 10 hours but only had one resident rainbow to show. This was a day I needed even with the lack of fish. Work and other obligations have keep me off of the water way to much the past year and to spend a day fishing the beautiful rivers of the Olympic Peninsula was much needed therapy for me to maintain a bit of sanity in what has been a stressful past few months. Great company and good conversation was had during the day. I could not come close to guessing the number of topics covered while fishing but Bob and I solved at least a couple of the world’s problems. Sometimes, no most of the time, it isn’t about the fish. It is about good company, great scenery and getting the chance to remove one’s self from the chaos of life. Thanks Bob.



    I have a few pictures I will share later once I get the opportunity to off load them from the camera.
     
  2. Glad to hear you got out there Kerry. Sounds like a great time.

    After meeting Bob at Occupy Skagit, I decided that is a guy I'd really like to fish with and learn a few things from. A guided trip with him is definitely on my to-do list in the coming year. What a character! And someone who cares deeply about the fish.
     
  3. Sounds like an awesome trip Kerry and just what the doctor ordered! Thanks for the report and I look forward to your pics. A trip with Bob has been at the top of my list for a while.
     
  4. Triggs! The man is good to be around. Definitely no pauses in the conversation!

    Leland.
     
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  5. It has been a few years since I have fished with Bob Triggs. He is a great guide and an even better cook. His streamside snacks and food is out of this world.
     
  6. It was a wonderful day and a perfect getaway for two old guys needing a break.
    Like Kerry said, we spent hours doing things like this:

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  7. Very nice scene there, WW!
     
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  9. Morning view from motel
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    Wayne casting from behind the trees
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    Our guide
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    Our guide casting one of Wayne's home built rods
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    Late afternoon
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  10. OH Poop.....I thought this thread was going to be about Bobber fishing.....
     
  11. Great photo's.
     

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