Monday, May 7, 2012

Day 361: Swings And Misses

One of two small bass that actually stayed hooked.
When: Monday, May 7th, from 12pm to 12:30pm 
Where: Favorite farm pond near my office
What: Bass fishing with Wave Tiki Sticks
Weather: Overcast, 63 degrees, SW wind at 4mph
Barometric Pressure: 30.12in and steady
Relative Humidity: 54%
Moon: Waning, just over a day past full
Water Conditions: Partly stained

It's one thing to not catch fish when they're inactive, but it's a whole other story to not catch fish when they're biting.

I arrived at my favorite farm pond today and the conditions were what I have come to know as...favorable. Overcast skies, warm air, a light SW wind and humidity can often spell active fish, and that was the case today.

I started casting my Tiki Stick and immediately the hits were coming, the only problem was that I wasn't catching fish. For one reason or another, bass will sometimes "hit short," which means that they do not take the bait far enough in their mouth to properly get hooked. I probably could have switched baits and found something that would stick them better, but I was getting bites and having fun.

After a bunch of hits, I had a decent bass fall off the hook at my feet. A short while later, I had what was probably a more than decent fish run me into the deeper water before getting off. I have a hunch that by the way it felt and the way it came unglued, that it may have just been hanging on to the tail and was not really hooked.

Oh well.

In any event, I did land a couple bass, even though they were very small. Friday is my last day so my final week started on Saturday. I'm not sure if I'll be able to pull it off, but technically I have caught a fish every day of my last far.

I don't know if I'll keep that streak alive for another day let alone four, but I can tell you I have some pretty bold plans that will make this quite a challenging feat.

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