Sunday, June 19, 2011
Crazy Stuff this Weekend! Father's day Flash Flood!
Another trout fishing vacation in the books and it just gets more eventful every time .I missed the Friday Morning Rant Post but for good reason again, fishing trip! We caught plenty of trout and my sons friend Dan caught his first stream trout. We made it a mission to fish all new waters or sections so we could keep learning the Driftless. Not an easy task when you have a first time trout fisherman along but he weathered it well . The real excitement happened about 3:00 am Sunday morning. We had to evacutate the campsite due to a flash flood. I never really slept Saturday night because of the rain hammering on the trailer. The boys were in the tent and called it a night and came to the trailer with wet sleeping bags at midnight. By 3:00 I went out side and I watched my cooler float bye along with our firewood. I woke the boys and it was time to go.We threw what we could in the back of the truck and trailer and off we went.Lost a tent ,fry pan and a good pair of boots. About a dozen other campers followed in a panic.The road out of the campsite was littered with logs and boulders from the force of the water rushing into the lake below. We spent the night in a vacant parking lot where it was high and dry. My back is in knots from sleeping in the front seat of my truck. This is one the boys will never forget and neither will I.Here are some photos from the weekend
We fished this spot the day before
Posted by John McArdle at 3:48 PM