Saturday, November 5, 2011

Day 176: Back In Califon

At least it's not a sunfish.
When: Friday, November 4th, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Where: The South Branch of the Raritan and a small pond in Califon
What: Drowning Worms
Weather: Clear skies, 54 degrees North wind at 14mph, gusting to 18
Barometric Pressure: 30.03in and rising
Moon: Waxing, a couple days after the first quarter
Water Conditions: A little high, clear

All roads seem to lead to Clinton.....or Califon.

This was the second of a pair of days off work, and Lindsay and I had some business to take care of in Hunterdon County. First on the agenda was to get our engagement photos taken with Kristen Thorne of Brad Ross Photography. Check out their work at and Since we were meeting Kristen at sun-up, it was once again an early awakening.

After the photo session, it was time for a nap.

Since we were meeting our potential wedding caterer at the Raritan Inn at 2pm, it would have been very inconvenient to travel all the way back home to catch some z's. Luckily, Lindsay had the keys to Rob's place (thanks Berto) which wasn't too far away.

The nap did us well.

After that, we met with Cliff from the Country Picnic, then headed to downtown Califon for another incredible roast beef sandwich from Rambo's. Then it was time to get my fishing in.

Since we were in Califon, I really didn't have to think too hard about where to fish. I bought some crawlers at Shannon's and it was off to the ball field to try and catch a trout.

"Try" being the key word there.

I had waders in the car, but didn't have the energy to put them on. So, after exhausting the few shore spots without catching a fish, I turned my attention to the small pond just a few yards from the river.

There was no shortage of action in this little hole, but there was a shortage of sizable fish. At least I added one yellow perch to the mess of sunfish.

In any event, Lindsay and were pretty wiped by then and happy to be headed home.

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