“I don’t know much,” I tell them. “I can tell you where I see fishermen hang out on the river, the locations where they seem to catch fish. But, since I am such a lousy fisherman myself, you need to know more about it than I do.”
In Rock Eddy below the bluff, you will find a point where the slough meets the river bending around a long island. In the swirl created at that meeting point is where I see most fishermen. Folks also can be seen fishing near the large rocks in the river below us, and I see them drifting and casting next the rocks along the shore.
But, folks who know fishing seem to do rather well in Rock Eddy. Most use artificial lures and a spinner rig. Guests at Rock Eddy Bluff Farm use one of our canoes or the jon boat found at the bottom of our trail to the river.
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p.s. The other day I was fishing with my grandson, David, next to the big rock (Thox Rock). I can’t explain what happened, but somehow I fell out of the boat. Splash, right in the water! As I was getting back in the boat I got the biggest strike of the day. Bent the rod double. But, of course I did not land it. It was another of our infrequent fishing exploits. I am certain that David often giggles when he thinks of fishing with grandpa.
The Crew at Rock Eddy