Monday, April 2, 2012

Fishing After Work - An Hour Outdoors

Too distracted. Too busy. Too frantic.  Seems like half or more of my fishing stories start that way.  And yet, once or twice a week, I find a way to sneak in some water time.  I'm almost never disappointed with the mental results, and I usually catch some fish, so that's good, too.

I stopped by "Fifty Dollar Lakes" on the way home from work and thought I'd try to increase my haul from that park.  So far, I'd fished there twice and caught a grand total of three fish (two bass, one chain pickerel).  When I bought my permit for this park, I was really hoping that it'd be a good place (with little pressure) to work on my warm water fly fishing.   But I refuse to fly fish somewhere (where fly fishing's not required, at least) when modern tackle isn't getting the job done.

It took a lot of work to figure out which lures were moving fish, but ultimately I did well on a Rebel floating balsa minnow.   No bass unfortunately, but a few nice "copper belly" bluegills, my first black crappie of 2012, and my first redear sunfish of 2012.   I think I ended up with about 10 fish in 60 minutes - not mind-blowing but pretty respectable still.  Hopefully better things are yet to come!

1 comment:

Alex said...


Glad you're able to get at least a little bit of fishing done after work.

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