Monday, September 19, 2011

Day 129: Sunday Lunch Break

Taken from the road at Rahway River Park.
When: Sunday, September 17th, from 12:40pm to 1:20pm
Where: Rahway River Parkway Pond
What: Fishing
Weather: 66 degrees, mostly cloudy, NE wind 14mph with gusts to 20
Barometric Pressure: 30.37 and steady
Moon: Waning, 6 days after full
Water Conditions: Slightly muddy

Thursday and Friday were two loooooonngggg days at work. I got about 3 hours of sleep on Thursday night, then had another long day to end the week. I set my alarm Friday night for 3:30am to go fishing with Joe on Saturday morning, and although I was stoked to fish on Hopatcong, I was also a little tired.

Still, that didn't stop me from stopping-by the Passaic on my way home to see if it was fishable.

It was not.

By 6pm on Saturday, I was passed out on the couch, only to move to bed a few hours later. Although I missed out on an entire evening, it worked in my favor as I was up nice and early on Sunday. Since I wasn't physically or mentally prepared to go fishing when I crawled out of bed, I embarked on a much-needed housecleaning so I could start my writing early and then bugger-off for an hour in the afternoon.

Which is exactly what I did.

After cleaing my apartment and my car, I started my reports for The Fisherman at 10:30am. I can usually start as late as noon and have plenty of time to finish by my 6pm deadline, so this was a nice headstart.

Right around noon, I went fishing.

It turned out that the ride to the lake was more exciting than the actual fishing. I tossed a small Bomber for 40 minutes without so much as a bite. Oh well, I had caught my share of fish the day before.

On the ride over there, however, I could not get into the park via the entrance on St. Georges Ave. due to what looked like a very bad motorcycle accident. I'm assuming that it did not turn out well, because the police were dug-in pretty well and it looked like they were collecting measurements and information from the scene.

Not pretty.

It took me about 40 minutes to make the 10 minute drive, but I eventually got to the pond. The ride home was a lot easier.

Other than that, it was a pretty uneventful fishing trip.

I'm sure there will be plenty more of those.

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