The D & R in between Bound Brook and South Bound Brook.
When: Thursday, March 1st, from 12:15pm to 12:45pm
Where: The D & Canal near Queens Bridge in Bound Brook/South Bound Brook
What: Fishing with soft-plastics and small Rapala Husky Jerks
Weather: Overcast, 43 degrees, calm wind
Barometric Pressure: 29.71in and rising
Moon: Waxing, just past the first quarter
Water Conditions: Kinda green, actually
I was sure that once I made it through the winter that this was going to be easy. But trying to find to fish these last few days has been as hard as it's been since I started.
Once again, I had plans after work and was in the office both early and late. Since I didn't feel much like waking up at 5am or fishing at 11pm, I hit the canal at lunch because it's two minutes from my office. I parked in the same dirt lot as yesterday, but this time I headed up the canal towpath instead of walking down to the river.
This was my first time fishing this stretch of the D & R, and I found it to be quite interesting. There is some great-looking structure, which is in contrast to the condominiums lining one side of canal. I tossed a Yum Forked Dinger for awhile that was followed and swiped by a pickerel, but I could not get him glued or spark even his interest in a Husky Jerk.
At least I moved a fish.
After 30 minutes, I went to grab my sandwich and head back to the office. Although I've been working late and spending a lot of time commuting, I couldn't be happier with my new job. For a long time I didn't want to go to work and got all of my enjoyment out of fishing. Now, I'm kind of digging my job, and finding it increasingly more difficult and cumbersome to squeeze in 30 minutes of fishing time every day.
Funny how that happened.
Did I mention that I also got crapped-on by a bird while I was fishing today?
Some would say that's good luck. Others would say that I just got crapped-on by a bird.