Saturday, January 28, 2012

Day 260: Sixty on Two-Sixty

Rahway River Park pond on a Springlike day in January.
When: Friday, January 27th, from 5:15pm to 5:45pm
Where: Rahway River Park Pond on St. George's Avenue in Rahway, Union County, New Jersey
What: Fishing
Weather: Mostly cloudy and breezy, heavy rains earlier in the day and overnight, 58 degrees, W wind at 21 mph and gusting to 28mph
Barometric Pressure: 29.40in and rising
Moon: Waxing, 4 days after new
Water Conditions: High and stained

It's January, the middle of winter, and it was almost 60 degrees today.

I knew the rain from the previous night and morning would make for some dirty water conditions, but I thought the temperature in the shallows would be warm enough that the fish would respond. Seeing as the fish at Nomahegan yesterday were biting, I thought I could duplicate the results.

Alas, I did not.

I snapped this pic of the pond on my way to an appointment and then returned after work. I tried using the waxworms since they worked the previous day, but I did not see any signs of life along the shore like I had on Thursday. Resigning to the fact that there was nothing lurking in the shallow water, I bounced a white twister-tail off the bottom for the second half of my 30 minutes, but not a touch.

Definitely not an eventful outing, but Martalus and I are headed deep into Western New Jersey tomorrow to see if we can't make something happen.

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