Monday, April 9, 2012

Day 333: Look Mom, I'm Trout Fishing...And It's REALLY Windy!!!

A nesting goose blocks the way to these trout-stocked waters.
When: Monday, April 9th, from 12pm to 12:30pm
Where: (The Real) Spooky Brook Lake in Colonial Park
What: Trout Fishing
Weather: VERY windy and cool, W wind at 18mph and gusting to 35mph, 59 degrees, mostly sunny
Barometric Pressure: 29.68 and steady
Relative Humidity: 23%
Moon: Waning, 2 days after full
Water Conditions: Murky

It's no secret that I just don't have the bug for trout fishing.

And after many years of NOT trout fishing, it's become a amusing joke amongst my friends to the degree in which I refuse to target these fish. I don't think that I have ever gone trout fishing on Opening Day, ever.

That being said, I usually find myself in a stream or tossing spinners at least a few times every year, usually when I'm hanging out with Brian Martalus.

And although I was not with Brian today, I took it upon myself to see if I could catch some of the recently state stocked trout in Spooky Brook Lake.

Why I did this, I may never know.

I can confirm that this time I actually WAS fishing in Spooky Brook Lake, the only body of water in Colonial Park that gets stocked trout. It was insanely windy today, which made fishing rather difficult. It had been a tough morning so the uncomfortable conditions didn't make it much easier. I did my best, but no trout.

No surprise.

To make things even more uncomfortable, my boss wound up in the same park and was parked within eyeshot of my car. It's not like I'm doing anything wrong by taking 30 minutes of my lunch hour to wet a line, but it would have been awkward and long to explain why and how I got myself into fishing every day for a year... and that's why I was fishing at lunch.

In any event, I ate the sandwich in my cooler on the way back to the office and was only out of my chair for 43 minutes.

Even better, I only have to do this for another month or so.

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