Arkansas River Photo Essay Page 5
One of a river hunter's big  disappointments is the
common occurrence of "river scum."  Getting to your
favorite hunting spot only to find the gravel covered in a
massive layer of green or black slime is discouraging, to
say the least.  It happened to me this winter quite a few
times.  This is what it looks like:
When the river bed gets coated in algae, the
only thing to do is cover vast distances looking
for a bit of clean gravel.  It's great exercise and
you never know what you might find in the
slime!  Here's a little drill that was in a fairly
clean wash among the dirty rocks.
This is our new Catahoula
pup Blackberry's first river
visit.  She had to learn how
to swim!