A couple of days ago, I had the privilege of making it down to the Mad River to strip some streamers for big fish. It was a beautiful day to be on the water, but not so much of a beautiful fishing day. The skies were high and bluebird blue and the water very clear. That's fishing right?
Well, one thing I have gotten in the habit of doing when fishing the Mad River is not taking anything more than I need to fish that day....I mean nothing more than I actually plan on carrying. The reason being is because of some very cowardly, no good, punks who have made a sport out of bashing peoples windows in recent months and years.
We were very careful in where we parked two days ago and fortunately for us made another trip without incident. Unfortunately for a good friend of ours, his streak of incident free trips ended today and in a big way. As I understand it, he was one of three victims in three different locations on the Mad River that were hit. An extensive list of gear was stolen but obviously these cowardly punks are also stupid, because several very valuable items that were stolen, were tossed out the window on their way down the highway because they obviously weren't worth anything....I guess that is the good in the story if there is such a thing.
Front window of Mike's vehicle smashed.
Another sign of the thieves intelligence....bust out the front
window and you normally have access to the entire vehicle.....
not with these guys...let's bust out another window.
Glass strewn all over the inside as the thieves ransacked
the interior....taking what they thought was valuable
and leaving many things that actually were.
Law enforcement was brought in and as I understand it, they may have a description of the vehicle along with the perps. We all hope that they get busted so that we can go fish in peace!
My understanding is that vehicles were hit at Route 55 and Millerstown Rd. I can't remember the third, so park and fish with caution.
To Mike and Pat, sorry to hear about your misfortune today....may your New Year be a great one filled with many big slob Browns brought to hand and less windy rides home!
Until next time, everyone be safe out there tonight and remember to drink responsibly....Happy New Year!!!
Patrick "Flybum" Robinson
Steelhead Alley Outfitters