A yellow bullhead with a mouthful of chicken liver.When: Thursday, August 11th, from 12am to 12:45am
Where: The D & R Canal
Weather: Low-80's. Dark.
Moon: Waxing. A couple days before full.
Water Conditions: It was dark.
For the record, this was not my idea of a good time.
Knowing that I had a full day on Thursday, I wasn't quite sure when I was going to fish. Lunchtime and after work were both out of the question, and since I didn't want to have to dodge commuter traffic in the morning, there was only one thing left to do.
I stayed up late on Wednesday, and when the clock struck 12, I tossed my chicken liver covered hook into the D & R Canal. I was getting hammered by bugs at that point, and to be honest, I was a little creeped-out being on the canal, alone, in the dark.
But I persisted.
My bait got bit early and often. I landed a tiny yellow bullhead almost immediately and then proceeded to get small bites from what I am sure were eels. A bit later, I landed a slightly bigger bullhead. After snapping a pic, releasing it and fishing another 15 minutes. I called it a day.
Or a night, for that matter.