Apache Junction, AZ High 79 Low 52
Monday was the day for the big first fishing trip of 2015. Marv and Jim were headed to Bartlett Lake.
But first the RV sites needed to be sprayed for weeds. With all the rain and now lots of sunshine, the weeds were almost thick enough to make it look like we were growing a lawn. A bunch of the guys armed themselves with sprayers and started spraying. Took longer than expected and it was really starting to get later in the morning. The decision was made to change Bartlett Lake for Saguaro Lake which is much closer.
Got their lunches made, the boat packed and off they went. About 30 minutes later I get a phone call. They have a flat tire on the boat trailer. Thank goodness they were at the turn off to the boat ramp and were able to get the trailer off the road and into a safer spot.
Jim thought maybe they could use the spare tire off the Bungalow, but that didn’t work. He ended up buying a new tire and back to the lake they headed.
Finally got the boat into the water and things did not get any better. After launching the boat, it wouldn’t plane. They stopped and raised the motor up to check the prop which was fine. Put the motor back down and it planed just fine. Marv had forgotten to take the transom saver off and it caused the motor to have an air pocket around the prop. That meant that the transom saver was now at the bottom of the lake. We ordered a new one and it will be here tomorrow.
Jim had forgotten his sunglasses and his hat. Thank goodness he had an extra hat and some clip-ons on the boat.
And to end this less than perfect day – no fish.