Staying in Boise on business, I had heard about the amazing trout fishing in the area. Andrew happened to be available for an early season trip on the Owhee River just over the border in Oregon.
He conveniently picked me up at my hotel and we made the quick one and a half hour drive through high desert until we descended into the “Grand Canyon of Oregon”. Beautiful high wall red canyons surrounded the abnormally clear river below, holding one of the country’s best brown trout fisheries.
Extremely patient and cheerful, Andrew helped me perfect my casting while always knowing the exact spot to set my fly. We caught 15 or more browns with a few pigs over 20 inches. Each fish was treated with respect and released without harm.
When we finally took a break from the fishing action, a homemade sandwich, as good as any deli was waiting for me in the shade. (One of the perks from his many years in the restaurant industry.)
In all, this ranks up there with one of my best fishing trips. High quantity of fish, quality of both fish and guidesmanship — and just a pleasant time talking with a new friend.
The only downside, is that my local fishery will seem inadequate after this experience! Thanks Andrew!”