A beautiful day on the east side of the Cascade Mountains.
I was on the way to Colorado Rapids, a scenic stretch of the Deschutes River and a well-known location to rafters and steelheaders.
Unlike the last time I hiked the three-mile trail along the River, I brought my fishing pole.
Spending a few hours in the warm sunshine fishing on the return hike, I tried still water, eddies and deeper pools to little avail.
One 12″ redside caught and released was the totality of my luck.
As fishermen often opine – – – there’s a reason it’s called fishing and not catching.
Nevertheless, another great day in Oregon.