I have had a 40 right in the North Fork for years now. Cant even begin to say how lucky I am. Never going to catch trophies but it is a wild river with chances to see all kinds of wildlife including otter, deer, beaver, waterfowl, raptors and even bear.
Going up for opener to get away from the crowds. Brother was there last weekend to take grandkids for suckers but river was still a little to fast for the young ones' patience. Great to get them out anyway.
Will post next week on my success in the river and maybe local lakes as well.
Don't be afraid to hit the river and spend a little money in the local businesses, lord knows they need it.