Yesterday, it rained most of the day and the forecasters predicted more rain after work. I checked the radar, and it looked like there might be a clear spell for a while around Wautoma, so I headed off to the West Branch of the White River anyway.
I drove through several heavy rain squalls, but when I arrived at the river, the showers had subsided. It was very humid, and the mosquitoes were merciless (even 100% DEET wouldn’t stop them – I kept sweating it off).
The stream was flooded from the earlier rain, but I found some browns hiding out in a couple of protected pools. I caught one in the first pool, and then four in the second pool, and that was it for the night.
But I have to say the trip was worth it and I’m glad I didn’t chicken out because of the weather.