Monday, March 29, 2010

A few drifts with the Commander.............

I got out with the Commander a few days ago with some success. We chose the wrong spot to start at in the morning. We were close to the lake with 17 mile per hr winds from the South which screwed up our drifts.

After attempting to deal with that situation; the next six spots we stopped at were loaded with vehicles and fisherman. At that point we decided to not enter into battle with the unwashed hordes and made our way to Tim Horton's for a breakfast.

After our breakfast break we made our way to a few other spots and finally got into a few fish on pinkies and micro jigs.

Tom was smiling and I was relieved we finally hit pay dirt.

Until later...................................

Friday, March 26, 2010

Making lemonade out of lemons..............

After putting my unwarranted worries of forecasted black ice aside, I met Bill out for a trib tour of duty.

The first trib we met at was off color and not worth our while. We headed south at our fall back spot. As exited the truck we were both rudely greeted by a ball shrinking brisk north east wind that instantly numbed our fingers as we geared up.

Our recon of the water showed off disappointing off color conditions so plan C was put into effect.

Plan C turned out better than the two previous. We hit a few spots I haven't fished in twelve years and we both got rid of the skunk smell off our bodies.
Luckily we were out of the wind and the sunlight warmed our frigid hands.
Bill always makes a fishing experience better. He is a good story teller and great company on the water.
A few fish made all the difference between misery and contentment.

Until later..............

Monday, March 22, 2010


I got for a morning by myself and Friday I teamed up with the Commander. I would say the fishing was a little slow at the spots we hit but there were others that reported to me that they did quite well.

I got a few fish and Tom was inexplicably shut out for the day.
Oncw good thing is the Commander has the passion in spades for fishing right now. It is a godsend because while I have been out my passion has not been lit as it was last fall yet.

Hopefully a few good days on the water will get me back in the swing.

I stayed away from the water this weekend but the cars were out everywhere and Big Ed report he did pretty good danggling his pink worm.

Until next time..................

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I have arisen.............

Yes it's all true. I have arisen from my deep sleep. I had been cryogenically frozen and placed in a decommissioned
cold war missle silo until the spring thaw came to pass.

Yesterday I got out for my first fishing trip of 2010 with Bill and Buda.
A glorious sunny day filled with birds chirping and fresh spring air.

We hit a number of tribs on our route. some were off color and some were just coming into form. But all that mattered was the water was not frozen over as they had been for the last two and one half months.

I was rusty in my technique but saved myself from any major malfunctions. Bill and Buda fished as the professionals that they are. They started of slow but made up for it by the end of the day.

I on the other had ended up with only one fish for the day but enjoyed laying down on a large log while I soaked up the sun like a large reptile.

It was stellar to be out with the guys on the water and enjoying a laugh or too.
It is what is best in life.....

Thanks Bill and Buda for taking the pictures.
Until next time................