Saturday, September 3, 2011

Day 113: Bassed Out

Another Union County dink bass.
When: Friday, September 2nd, from 6pm to 7pm
Where: Rahway River Park Pond
What: Bass fishing
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 78 degrees, south wind 5 to 10mph
Barometric Pressure: 30.05in and steady
Moon: Waxing. A couple days before the first quarter
Water Conditions: Fairly clear and void of vegetation

When I'm done with my 365 days straight, I may never going bass fishing again.

For reals.

Granted, most of the largemouth I catch in Union County are pretty small, but even the recent success with bigger fish has not made catching them any more appealing.

I'm bassed out.

Ironically, as I write this, I'm sitting in the car with Lindsay and Mindy and will probably spend my 30 minutes today doing just that, bass fishing.

And there will probably be much more bass fishing over the next 9 months as it's one the few options I have close to home. As for my weekends, I just can't see driving more than 10 minutes to catch largemouth, unless I'm going somewhere that has incredibly phenomenal fishing.

The fact is, over the last couple years I've become much more concerned with trying to catch bigger fish. I'd rather spend 10 hours on a lake with a CHANCE to catch something huge rather than spend 10 hours catching 1 and 2 pound fish non-stop. This past winter, I did not even want to go ice fishing anywhere that did not have northerns or musky swimming in it. In the spring, all I wanted to do is catch carp, stripers and pike and as the fall approaches, I'm looking forward to fishing for musky and once again, the striper run.

I guess if this trend continueds I will evetually spend my time plying the Hudson Canyon for giant tuna and "grander" marlin, but it's no secret that my affinity lies in the sweetwater of New Jersey.

So, if it's the ponds and rivers of New Jersey that I truly love to fish, then I may as well shoot for the biggest fish that swim in them.

Not bass.

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