Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day 186: Signs Of Life

Another nighttime foray, another small fish.


When: Monday, November 14th, from 6:15pm to 6:45pm
Where: Mindowaskin Pond
What: Drowning worms
Weather: Overcast, 65 degrees, South wind at 8mph
Barometric Pressure: 29.79in and steady
Moon: Waning, 3 days after full
Water Conditions: Clear, but lots of leaves on the surface

My analogies between life, sales and fishing seem to be even more true in my successes than they are in my failures.

For the second day in a row, I caught "something." Neither was very large, and one doesn't even qualify as a fish for that matter, but hey, it's better than nothing. For the second week in a row, I acquired a new client at my job. Though both sales were on the small side, they are MUCH better than nothing and have completely changed my attitude at my work.

For now.

Not to beat a dead horse...but sales, life and fishing: A series of dull, often frustrating moments punctuated by moments sublime.

I was trying to ring-in one last sale on Monday evening, and since I had another love affair with my snooze button in the morning, it was well after dark before I wet a line. I had some friends to meet in Westfield at 7:30pm, so I put Mindowaskin on the agenda to make the day seem at least mildly less hectic.

We've had a bit of a warm spell, and I was hoping the fish would be more active. The sunfish were, but the bass were not.

Like I said though, with the way the last couple weeks of fishing have been and the way the last couple months at my job have been, everything that has transpired over the last 7 days has been warmly welcomed.

I guess I'm due for another string of dull, often frustrating moments.

Or maybe not.........

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