My ninth day of fishing in 2023. Looked at the forecasts and decided I would go today. Don't want to fish in rain and crappy north wind. Goal was to catch a fish. I thought about not writing this report. I could never write a report that's not truthful. I decided to tell it like it was today. I don't think many people look at these reports except for the handful of us. I consider y'all friends so I'm sharing this. I realize some won't believe it. This past weekend I looked at a video on Tackle Warehouse on the free rig. It got me revved up. I am famous for getting revved up about some new technique and going all in. I have tried this rig before but not for very long. I rigged up a free rig as shown with a 1/4 oz. homemade weight bent in the middle for less snags in the rocks. First cast was around 10:30, actually forgot to look. Nothing on the first area that has been good recently. Wind was crappy enough to make fishing difficult. Next area caught a decent fish right away, then next cast in the same spot caught the fish in the photo. Caught another soon after. Fished a long way for no bites but found an area where I caught several fish. So fished until around 4:00 and caught one here and there and ended up clicking 17. I went back to one area twice and caught fish both times. Caught a good fish way back in a creek. I don't know if today was a fluke but I am going to have a free rig on my deck for a while. Caught a few on a free rigged flat worm. Water cooled to 56º.