Monday, December 26, 2011

Day 226: A Chilly Christmas Eve Morning

The closest I'll be getting to ice fishing for awhile.
When: Saturday, December 24th (Christmas Eve), from 9:30am to 10am
Where: Lake Nomahegan
What: Fishin'
Weather: Partly cloudy, 32 degrees, NW wind at 13mph
Barometric Pressure: 30.43in and steady
Moon: New
Water Conditions: Low and dirty

There was lots of preparation going down at our household when I snuck out to go fishing for 30 minutes. Since there was so much to be done and I wasn't about to travel very far, Nomahegan got the call.

This was probably one of the chilliest mornings that I've experienced so far. It wasn't incredibly cold, only 32 degrees, but the stiff NW wind made it feel a lot colder and my digits were getting numb before too long. It was also apparent that it had been cold the night before, as any puddles in the park had frozen over.

Still a far cry from any ice fishing going down.

At first, I tried to get a bite (in Nomahegan, not the puddle), using the remaining nightcrawlers I had taken from my refrigerator. Boredom quickly set-in. Dieter had called me that morning and told me one his friends friends had done well with bass the previous day on a Chatterbait, so I thought the new moon might have the largemouth in Union County biting as well. I didn't have any Chatterbaits on hand, but I did have a few spinners and tied one on.

Still nothing.

I did my best, but after enduring 30 minutes in the cold without being properly dressed, I was happy to be on my way back to my abode an get ready to spend the holiday with my family...or famil"ies" for that matter.

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