Sunny day bass (Remember, stay out of the river this week!)

BLUE SKIES and bass are a perfect combo (Nick Blixt)

BLUE SKIES and bass are a perfect combo. (Nick Blixt)

GRAPHITE RODS and lightning don't mix. (Courtesy Field and Stream)

MEANWHILE, GRAPHITE RODS and lightning don’t mix. (Courtesy Field and Stream)

Nick Blixt caught this largemouth bass just in time, before the rain. Let’s hope it’s a good luck charm, and there are many left after these storms.

As I write, the rain is coming down hard, so here’s a reminder: Don’t look-ee-loo too close to the river. The water can come up on you very quickly. Also, I’ve heard predictions of lightning. If you are on the river and hear thunder or see lightning, immediately put your rod down and seek shelter. One of our bridges is an excellent place to ride it out. Just don’t forget your rod before you head home!

For a thorough three-part tutorial on fly fishing in weather, check this out.

See you on the river, Jim Burns

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