Took the long weekend to explore the lower Pitt River. The sturgeon were around but finicky as they can be this time of year. Headed up to the Grant Narrows boat launch and park and checked out the area. Some people on Pitt Lake were bringing in trout on the fly. I checked out the marsh lands mountain biking the perimeter trail. The bird life was outstanding, with many young geese, swans just building nests and eagles, both bald and golden soaring from the trees into the marsh lands.
These Lupins gave a lesson in genetics and hybridization. First the dark blue lupins showed up along the dyke and then purple ones. Finally we came to a grove where there were white ones on one side, purple on the other and dark blue on the third side. In the middle were the most stunning of them all, that combined the genetic traits of the other three with both blue and white flowers with a subtle purple tinge. Truly a beautiful sight as spring was unfolding in the marsh lands.
The fish were around as well. This area is known for the winding streams that meander through the marshes and contain a local population of bass. Following the circle tour around the marsh, I came across a number of fisherman pursuing them. As I walked along I heard and saw numerous swirls in the weeds and along the shoreline of bass feeding on whatever they could pounce upon. Most were tossing rubber worms or even spinners. Here a flyrod with a popping plug fly or a minnow or streamer pattern would create an exciting day fishing.....hope your weekend went well......tight lines!
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