Thursday, October 13, 2011

Day 153: Doom And Gloom

Fall has fallen on Union County.
When: Wednesday, October 12th, from 5:45pm to 6:15pm
Where: Brightwood Park Pond in Westfield
What: Fishing
Weather: Overcast, light rain, NE winds to 12mph, 62 degrees
Barometric Pressure: 30.01 and falling
Water Conditions: Stained with leaves
Moon: Waning, a little over a day after full

Just like life, fishing has its ups and downs and in betweens. This week, or this year for that matter, has had no shortages of highs and lows and it doesn't look like that's going to change very soon.

By the time I got to Brightwood Park on Wednesday night, I was once again pretty exhausted. The lake looked just about as dreary as I felt, with omninous clouds hanging over my shoulder and a definite chill in the air.

I thought there might be some activity on this little pond with all the weather moving in, but the lake was eerily quiet, with very little activity on the surface and a blanket of leaves covering a good part of the lake.

It's fall alright.

I gave it the required 30 minutes, following a trail around the lake and taking casts with a small Rapala wherever I found access to the shore. On the way back, I did land a dink bass, but they're getting painfully less exciting to catch.

With the weather already getting cold and life getting increasingly busier, I'm starting to get a little concerned about the coming a winter. If life doesn't get at least mildly easier and the weather doesn't cooperate over the coming months, I just don't know what's going to happen.

Something's got to give.

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