Fall weather.When: Wednesday, October 19th, from 5:30pm to 6pm
Where: Briant Park Pond in Summit
Weather: Light rain, fog, mist, 61 degrees, NE wind 12mph, gusts over 20
Barometric Pressure: 29.55in and falling
Moon: Waxing, last quarter
Water Conditions: Murky, weeds dying
Cold, wet and windy. Three adjectives that are commonly associated with fall fishing weather.
And that's exactly what is was like as I headed to Briant Park in Summit after work on Wednesday. I had never been there before, but had just passed it the other day and remembered someone had told me awhile back that there were bass in there.
So I tried.
Unfortunately, I had added hungry and exhausted to the daily list of adjectives, so it wasn't the most enjoyable 30 minutes of fishing.
I parked on a sidestreet next to the park, and although I couldn't see the water, my GPS was telling me that it wasn't too far away.
It was.....or at least I thought so.
I walked for a good 5 or 10 minutes on a trail without seeing the pond. A little frustrated, I headed back to my car to find the water by car. After making a big 10 minute circle, I finally found the pond.
And the resident geese.
Anyway, I did a lap around the pond taking casts with a Wave Tiki Stick, but I didn't see many signs of life. After putting in my time, I was happy to be headed home....to get something to eat.
I was a little concerned about how some things would unfold on Wednesday, and although they worked out fine, I had myself pretty much a mess by the time I woke up.
I didn't catch any fish, but I was happy to make it through another day.