Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Day 222: Still No Love From The Stockies

Nightcrawlers and Power Bait: A two-pronged attack.
When: Tuesday, December 20th, from 5:30pm to 6pm
Where: Lower Echo Lake
What: Lookin' for love from the fall-stocked trout
Weather: Overcast, 43 degrees, S wind at 3mph
Barometric Pressure: 30.16in and steady
Moon: Waning, 3 days before the new
Water Conditions: Stained

The high from my amazing weekend has officially worn off and I'm starting to feel the insanity again. Back to work, back to life, back to fishing, back to writing and back to running around like a madman.

As I sit here and type this, I am looking ahead to a full day of work followed by about 10,326 things that I would like to get done before the holiday weekend rolls around.

Serenity now.

And, of course, in the midst of all this, I found myself fishing at Lower Echo Lake in Mountainside. I needed to pick Linds up from work as her car is getting tuned and this little pond is near her office. Since I'm still holding out that I might catch one of the trout they tossed in prior to Turkey Day, this seemed like a no brainer.

But also a no "fish"-er.

I know there has to be a few trucha still hanging around that hole and my supsicion was evidenced by someone catching one on a spinner as I arrived. I even took that as a sign the remaining fish might be on the chew, but after setting a line with crawlers and one with Power Bait, I got the ol' NADA.

Thirty minutes was all I could afford the attempt and then it was back to reality.

In all honesty, fishing may be a formality for the next few days as I try to survive the holidays.

That's okay though, the memory of what happened this past weekend should keep me going until May.

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