Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Day 307: Thanks Wayne!!!

Farm Pond Crappie.
When: Wednesday, March 14th, from 12:30pm to 1pm
Where: A small farm pond near my office
What: Fishing with Wave Tiki Sticks
Weather: Fair skies, 69 degrees, W wind at 8mph and gusting to 16mph
Barometric Pressure: 30.12in and steady
Moon: Waning, last quarter
Water Conditions: Murky

After an early morning and my first company event, I departed the Hilton in Woodbridge and headed towards the office. Conveniently, it was also lunchtime, so before I got to the building I decided to find the pond Wayne had told me about yesterday (see day 306).

Easier said than done.

With only a vague recollection of the directions I needed to make a couple wrong turns and a couple U-turns before I stumbled upon the small farm pond that was barely visible from the road. I parked my car, headed over and immediately saw fish in the water. However, after casting Wave Tiki Sticks and Mepps Black Furys, it didn't look like any of them were going to bite.

I was already concocting the blog in my head about how high barometric pressure and blue bird skies just stink for fishing.

Not determined to give-up though, I tied on a different Tiki Stick, the one that was bit in similar water last week. Sure enough, after a few casts...I got bit.

And it got off.

This was slightly disappointing, as I really want to have a picture of a fish for the blog every day possible. Time was running out, I needed to get to the office so I could get to an afternoon appointment and I was sure I had blown my only chance.

But no.

Right as I was about to leave, the white crappie you see above made my lunch.

Thanks Wayne!!!

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