This weekend we had planned on backpacking into the Kern but with rather less than impressive reports coming out of there we decided to hold off on that trip. Instead we would stay local and check out how our local resident brown trout were holding up after the last big storm. The first time I heard of this river was over a decade ago when Bud mentioned it to me back when he was a pro staffer at Marriott's. Since then I had long forgotten about this water until Chul mentioned it to me when we first started fishing together. Back then he managed a rather impressive brown and so it peaked my interest again. We decided to check it out.