It was going to be a cutthroat day but that quickly was scuttled when the gravel turned into a skating rink. Karen and I were disappointed. It was already 10C at 8 am. We were not going to take any unnecessary chances. So we diverted to the Red Deer River. It was an excellent decision too! The walleye were quite active as the chinook arch loomed and the wind blew. Luckily it was warm and the action quite steady. We fly fished with a balanced silver minnow pattern. Yesterday was the first time I tried it and it was a winner again today for Karen and I. We even tangled with a few brown trout as an added bonus. We do not target the browns until after they have spawned. The browns were just in the same area!
We have been dealing with a lot of "Plan Bs' lately. Thank goodness we have options that sometimes work out to be better than the original plan.