1.A guy walking by with 2 suckers on his stringer saying he couldn't believe he caught two browns under the stump upstream.
2.Local idiots camping out in a tent the night before on a stretch of stream that was about 12 feet wide and in between two housing developments, right off a main road, just to hit some 8 inch stocked fish.
3.One of the above idiots drunk as hell yelling "F*CK OFF" to every car that went by and beeped at the 300 people fishing at 8:15am. When I finally asked him to watch his language around all the kids he was like "Why don't you watch all the rock throwing from your a**hole kid". My 3 year old was throwing pebbles into a puddle behind me, not even in the stream. Needless to say, I left before I killed him. I later drove by and saw the cops with him. I hope he got arrested. Dick.
4.My three year old decided to dive waist deep into the water about 20 minutes later at another hole because he saw a rock he "really wanted".
5.Carrying a shivering three year old and three fishing rods over a mile back to the car.
6.Heading out later in the afternoon without the kid and absolutely slaying trout on Greenie Weenies and Black Buggers while the bait guys watched in awe as I released every fish.
7.Spin fishing guys asking me if they could "fish a woolly bugger with a split shot" and if they could buy some off me.
8.Heading out around 10pm on Saturday night after the kids were asleep and hitting almost another half dozen on hoppers in the pitch black darkness
9.Twenty guys ganging up on one Palomino (golden rainbow) and one saying "Keep pissing him off and hitting him with lead. He'll eventually just bite".
10.Hitting a semi-crowded stretch on Sunday morning and seeing no one catching anything but fish rising like crazy to midges.. I cleaned up for an hour straight on size 22 Griffith's Gnats.
11.(I know I said 10, but this one is too good.) One of the spin fishing guys tying on a giant size 4 Royal Wulff, and casting it out with a bobber after seeing me smack fish on dry flies.
Yep, it was an opening day weekend to remember. Here's a few pics of the insanity.
17 incher on a Greenie Weenie
Fell for a dry
Michael, with his Anakin Star Wars rod, pre-swimming.
Quick, smash the Palomino!