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Lower Sac: , by Luke Geraty: Grandpa & Grandson on the Lower Sac (day 3): 4 stars

For the last day on Evan and Steve's fly fishing extravaganza took place yesterday on the Lower Sac. We decided to float one of my favorite sections and since the weather man informed us that the wind was gonna be fine until 5pm, we went for it! Evan had dialed in the casting, mending, and was becoming quicker on the set. Day three gave him LOTS of opportunities to work on keeping the rod up, line tight, and fighting fish. How was the fishing, you ask? Well in the first long run, we back rowed it seven times and hooked ten fish. If that was any indication, the day was going to be great! And it was! Steve landed some absolute HOGS on some size 18 Crackback PMDs that I was sure were clippers (hatchery steelhead), but wouldn't you know... each were WILD TROUT. Slabs, man... slabs. Evan also got a really nice 20 inch 'bow that gave him a good fight. But the highlight HAD to be the double we hooked near Cottonwood Creek... it was pure chaos, as Evan's fish decided to go up river and Steve's fish decided to go down river and despite the potential for a lesson in crossed lines, we put both of those fish in the net!

I've guided Steve a number of times now and we've had some great days together. But I'm not sure much could top a grandfather with his grandson hooking loads of trout. Steve's smile said it all. By the way... you'll probably notice Evan didn't smile for any of his photos. It's his calling card. After all, when Stephen Curry hits a three pointer, he doesn't have to smile. Why? Because he's been there before... and Evan held enough fish over the course of his three days that'd he'd definitely been there before!

Great job, Evan! You crushed it! And thanks, Steve, for the chance to take you guys out! I had such a great time!

If you are curious about whether or not you should get out and fish the Lower Sac... the answer is "Absolutely."

No smile needed
No smile needed
Wild hogs were out
Wild hogs were out
Doubles equal chaos!
Doubles equal chaos!
First fish of the day
First fish of the day
A thick slab
A thick slab
Next 10 open days for Luke Geraty: Jul 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 18, 19, 20
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