The sunfish that I was NOT fishing for.When: Thursday, July 7th, from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Milton Lake in Rahway
What: Carp fishing
Weather: Cloudy with storms in the area. Slight intermittent drizzle, temp in the 90's, wind 5 to 10 mph from the north.
Moon: Waxing. First Quarter.
Water Conditions: Slightly stained.
This was one time in particular that after being overwhelmed with things to do, it seemed a little crazy to drop everything and go to a lake. Lucky for me that I have an amazing woman in my life that seems to know exactly what to say, in particular, "go fishing."
Some interesting things happened during the day, and by the time I got home, I was pretty much out of my mind. I had a bunch of computer work to do, including writing this blog, and it seemed like there just wasn't enough time......or energy.
Much like everything else that has ever happened to me though, things have a way of working themselves out. Even while I'm fishing.
When I got to Milton Lake, two gentlemen were in my favorite fishing spot, so I parked myself and set out my carp spread a little ways down from them. When they saw the can of corn, they asked me if I was fishing for sunfish. I quickly corrected them and informed them that I was fishing for carp.
........and promptly caught a sunfish.
The entire time that I was there, storms were threatening and once again I didn't see any goldenboys enter the chum slick. I gave it almost an hour, but in the end did not get a bite.
I consider this a successful trip. Even though I was still a little exhausted when I got home, I definitely needed that time to unwind.
Next Up: A joint, 2-day venture, starting with catching bait on Lake Nomahegan (today, Day 57) and ending after midnight (tomorrow, Day 58) on either the D&R Canal or the Millstone or Raritan River.