Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Day 293: Opportunity Knocks

Fishing in the rain...under a lunch.
When: Thursday, February 29th (Happy Leap Day), from 12pm to 12:30pm
Where: The Raritan River, under the Queens Bridge in Bound Brook/South Bound Brook
What: Fishing with small stick baits and soft-plastics
Weather: Rain, fog, mist, 30 degrees, E wind at 7mph
Barometric Pressure: 30.12in and falling
Moon: Waxing, first quarter
Water Conditions: Rising but still clear

The new job looks like it's going to present some new challenges for finishing this quest. I'm going to need some time to figure out a routine, but the one thing that's already obvious is that I'm dealing with even less time than I had before. On my first day, I was in the office for nearly 10 hours and had another 90 minutes worth of commuting.

I barely got my fishing in yesterday.

I was fully expecting another long day today and I had no idea when I was going to fish...when opportunity knocked.

I work 2 minutes from the Raritan River and the D & R Canal. And, seeing as I was planning on being in the office for 10 hours and everyone disappeared for lunch, I figured I'd take a short lunch break myself. I now had the time, but it was raining. Luckily, I had a rain jacket in the trunk and to make things sweeter, I was able to fish under the Queen's Bridge and stay completely dry.

No fish today, but honestly, I'm amazed that I'm keeping this streak alive right now.


  1. Great pic - LOL. Good for you keeping this going non-stop!!