Yuck, what an awful night. Got going late to the Walla x 2, with the intent of trying this river for catfish. Dragged my boat out to the launch at Madame Dorion Park. When I got there, it looked like free Seahawks tickets day - conservatively estimate 50 people (probably 75 or more), crammed in that area. Every opening in the bushes to the river had a couple of people in it. There were three clogging the launch proper, and they were not interested in getting out of the way for me to launch. I was not interested in having a showdown to get them out of the way, so I figured I'd try the launch at Casey Pond. I got my boat in the water, but by that time it was past 9:30 pm, and I decided it wasn't worth it.
I pulled the boat back in, and dumped a rod in the water with bait, and sat around for almost two hours. No bites. I figured "that bites", and decided to go home.
What a mess. I should have just driven out to Ayers, as I would have almost been guaranteed a couple of catfish.
I simply cannot believe the pressure on the Walla Walla river (a relatively remote location). When I lived here 15 years ago, you'd never see more than a few fishermen at worst. Now, every time I go there, it is combat fishing. Don't understand it - where are they coming from?