Thursday, March 29, 2012

Day 322: The Mystery Of The Millstone

There's something about this river that I really like.

When: Thursday, March 29th, from 11:45am to 12:15pm
Where: The Millstone River
What: Fishin'
Weather: Partly cloudy and breezy, 54 degrees, NW wind at 21mh and gusting to 28mph
Barometric Pressure: 29.80in and slowly rising
Moon: Waxing, a day before the first quarter
Water Conditions: Low and partly stained

There's something that I've always liked about the Millstone River, and after realizing how close it is to my job, I'm finally finding some places to fish it.

I've always known that some hefty channel catfish live in the Millstone. Throw-in a thriving population of northern pike, big pickerel and rumors of musky making their way over the Carnegie Lake dam, and I'm taking this river much more serious these days.

This river also holds a bit of mystique for me. It winds its way through some lesser known parts of Middlesex County, including lots of farmland and some quiet country roads that are kind of...well...creepy.

Put all this together with a decent amount of shore access and you have my kind of fishing hole.

That being said, I need to give it much more attention. My first trip there last week produced two slammer pickerel, but all was quiet today.

I gave 30 minutes of my lunch to the Millstone today, busting the lip on yet another Rapala and donating a Yo-Zuri Vibe to the bridge, but I'm willing to give up a few lures to find out exactly what is lurking in there.