Shwookie and I went north again and Brock made it on the agreed time!!!!! Caught rain all the way there, on and off stuff, once we got on the river it stopped until the last 1/4 mile we got rained on good. Saw a couple more bald eagles, listened to a flock of turkeys making noise and Brock saw what I believe to be a Hellbender, I didn't see it, said it wasn't a mud puppy, about 18-24 inches long, will have to look that up. Also we saw two sets of people MINING SOMETHING from the bed of the river with gas powered equipment that sucks the sediment from the river, sifts it, then returns it in a huge mud cloud, they had a metal detector, think it was for gold? I have never seen anything like it, they had 4 machines set up, with one having the pump motor and all on a small float/boat deal. I need to find out if this is legal, did not like the fact they are disturbing a scenic river with the clearest water I've seen in a big river and the wildlife on the stream bottom, just seems wrong, but they were doing it in a very public spot by a bridge, thought about calling 1-800 poacher but I want to be sure its wrong. Fishing wise Brock had his best day with me yet, he had the biggest fish beat mine by a little(caught my biggest within sight of takeout) but we tore up the rockies and small to medium SM, I even caught a few spots and a sm LM, we caught about 30 fish each, a bunch of doubles but no big gals except a few tweeners. I missed a few big SM that want to run at me full speed when hooked, all in all a good day, its about time Brock pulled his wieght, I get tired of catching all the fish!!! Yea right! I think we are done with the koko this year, back to local flows.