No power, tree on my boat, and a straight week of 100 degree weather I’m glad the week of July 4th is gone. Last week I spent countless hours sweating, pulling brush, repairing my boat, and packing to move into the home my wife and I purchased. So when Sunday the 8th got here I was excited to head over to the New river for a two person float trip. I didn’t even think about how hot it was going to be just ready to sit in the rowers seat and put my clients on fish. We got on the river early and fishing started off well with fish eating poppers. As the day heated up to the high 90s fishing slowed down as fast as the sweat coming off my head. This was a smallmouth bass trip plus some effort put towards musky. We saw five muskies during our trip around springs coming into the river and had three follow the fly back to the boat with no hook up but still exciting. This was my clients first time musky fishing and I was happy for them to see what drives so many of us crazy. A slow day on the river beats any day cleaning up brush.