Thursday, July 14, 2011

Day 62: Happy Hour Bass

An on-the-way-home-from-work bass.
When: Wednesday, July 13th, from 5:45pm to 7pm
Where: Rahway River Park Pond
What: Bass Fishing
Weather: Cooler than Tuesday. Just over 80 degrees. Clear Skies.
Moon: Closing in on full.
Water Conditions: Stained.

Some people stop at the bar on their way home from work and some people go fishing.

Well, at least I go fishing.

Although I only had Union County at my disposal on Wednesday, the recent bad luck that I've been having with carp made me decide to try and catch a bass or two. Since I've been doing a lot of fishing around here the last week, I didn't have many places at my disposal. Luckily, I had not fished the pond in the park, and it's right on my way home from work.

I tried fishing topwaters near the lily pads and Rapalas along the shoreline, but the pond seemed pretty dead. After about 40 minutes, as I was fishing a spot that is right next to the river, I saw some fish splashing on the surface.

Note: I've run into a problem that has forced me to clarify one of the rules. Since, on many occasions, I go above and beyond the call of duty because I want to catch fish, I do not think that it should work against me. Therefore, rule #2 now reads "I must fish a body of water everyday that I have not fished in the previous week. Any additional waters fished that day will not discredit me from fishing them in the same week." So, if I want to fish 2 or 3 bodies of water in one day, only one of them will count as being used that week and I am free to fish the others again that same week. The bottom line is that each daily blog must have a location that I fish for 30 minutes that I have not fished in the past week. Any objections can be emailed to catfishonthelake@gmail.com.

So, after fishing the pond, I fished the river. Which, as mentioned above, will not count against me, since I am super-stoked about the new spot I found and will be returning there tomorrow morning. The river is primed for wading right now, and I can't wait to put on my Korkers Boots and see how many bass I can pull out of the pools.

...........................I've already caught two.

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