When: Friday, May 29th, from 5:30am to 10:30am
Where: Scarlet Oak Pond, Ramapo Valley Reservation near Mahwah, Bergen County
What: Bass Fishin'
Weather: High only in the upper 50's, rained all morning, then just cloudy
Liz and Jon were getting married this weekend, and since Lindsay was one of the two Maids of Honor, I knew that that it would be busy.
I figured that if I got out early enough Friday morning, I could get a handful of hours of fishing in, come home and sleep and then start the weekend-long festivities. The plan worked out well.
I needed someone as insane as me to wake up at 3:30, to be on the road by 4:30 and fishing by 5:30.
I immediately thought of Brian.
Brian and I found ourselves in just shy of a downpour on the shores of the small, beautiful and bass-filled Scarlet Oak Pond while the sun was still on it's way up. On my second cast, I hooked and landed a nice little Largemouth and immediately knew it was going to be non-stop action.
The only thing that was non-stop was the rain.
Brian managed two bass over the next few hours, and I had one snap my line after pulling it off of a bed.
That would be all the action that we would see for awhile.
We ended our day right where we started, and I managed to catch the nice fish seen above before we made our way back home to get some sleep.