Thursday, October 20, 2011

Day 160: Cold, Windy and Wet

Fall weather.
When: Wednesday, October 19th, from 5:30pm to 6pm
Where: Briant Park Pond in Summit
What: Fishing
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.

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