Morning Ed. Was buddy glad to get home? Sounds like your boat did well and you got a good chance to get comfortable with it. Probably got a few ideas for things you want to change or make for it. That seems to be the normal process with a new boat. In the heat of the summer is not always the best time to catch a lot of fish. It was a good time for you to tour the river and see how beautiful it is. Always remember it can have an ugly side too. I always loved being on the river but remember that it can be very unforgiving. That was an amazing spoonbill you caught. I have only seen pictures of them. And having hooked him in the dorsal fin area he would have really put up a fight with you. How did your loading go. I always try to get to the ramp when there is not much going on. I have gotten really efficient at loading my boat but being by myself, it can be a little time consuming. Thanks for the great pictures. And for th reports on your first big river outing in your new boat. I have never been farther up river than Salt Creek but know there are a lot of barges just up river around that next bend. May have to get up there some day and try them out. I have also never been down river past the horseshoe bend at Leavenworth. I want to check that out soon.