Thursday, October 27, 2011

Day 167: Winter Blues In Fall

Nature's greatest fisherman.....the blue heron.
When: Wednesday, October 26th, from 5:30pm to 6pm
Where: Milton Lake in Rahway
What: Tossing lures to bass?
Weather: Partly cloudy, 60 degrees, South wind at 5mph
Barometric Pressure: 29.77in and steady
Moon: Brand-spanking New
Water Conditions: A little high, a little stained

This is starting to sound like a broken record and I'm wondering if fall fishing is this bad everywhere or if it's just bad in Union County.

I'm suspecting that it's the former, as I know anglers are lighting-up the walleye and hybrids on Lake Hopatcong right now. I'm hoping Mother Nature smiles favorably upon me and I can take a shot at them next week.

Yesterday was a pretty drab day and I gave some serious thoughts to why I'm going fishing every day. It then occurred to me that on any given day, it could be the highlight of my day.

It did make me think though, that it would be a lot less challenging if I were fishing somewhere warm, like Texas. Someplace that didn't get overfished, or where there were more bass or bigger panfish. Fishing can be tough in a crowded suburb, but I do my best. It also wouldn't hurt if I had a less challenging job or didn't enjoy spending time with Lindsay, because then I could devote much more than the skimpy 30 minutes I have to squeeze in every day.

Yeah, that would make this easier.

But that wouldn't be fun.

Because it wouldn't be a challenge.

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