Our clients were part of a large group spending a couple days in Truckee for a business retreat. Knowing they were going to have a late night the night before they didn’t want to start early so we agreed to start at 6:45 AM. I guess out of habit, I was at the ramp with the boat on the water at 5:30. There was no one around other than another guide that had launched just before me, he was already on his way out for the day. I took my sweet time at the ramp before moving my truck up into the parking lot. As I pulled up next to the other truck, to my surprise there was a bear standing on his hind legs with his front paws banging on the window of the other truck. As I pulled up he took off on a dead run. I checked the truck and didn’t see any damage. I sent my friend a text and told him what happened. When he came in he did find a couple scratches by the door handle.
Our clients showed up a little after 7:00. We headed out and started fishing in 150’ water and weren’t doing much so we moved back out to the deeper water where we had been doing well in the early mornings. Within 10 minutes we had our fist Mack, a nice five pounder. We went through a little slow spell before landing a couple more. Our fish today were caught on #3 Needlefish all between 180 and 250 feet deep in 300 feet of water. The group was wiped out from the night before and was ready to go back for a nap by 10:30, so we called it a day.