My brother and I had a sphincter
Posted by: FishinYak on Feb-02-10 8:56 AM (EST)
tightening encounter with a Rattlesnake in California several years ago.
We were fishing a stretch of the San Joaquin River in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. We had to negotiate a granite cliff face for about 20 yards to bet to an enticing pool up river from where we were... As we had our flyrods strapped to our backs, and were climbing along, my brother almost set his foot right down on a 2' rattlesnake basking on an outcropping near the waters edge. I grabbed him just in time, and his foot, less than 1 foot away from the rattlesnake was stopped cold... He SLOWLY pulled it back, and we found another route up river...
The trip was worth it though, that pool have some nice 18+ inch fish in it...
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