Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Slow Day Under Bluebird Skies

When: Saturday, August 29th, from 6am to 7pm
What: Musky fishing with "El Presidente" Cal
Weather: Bluebird skies, wind calm to variable and SE at 3mph. High close to 80.
Barometric Pressure: 30.21in dropped slightly to 30.17in
Relative Humidity: As low as 45%
Sunrise: 6:23am
Sunset: 7:37pm
Moon: Waxing, 4 days after new. Rise 10:12am. Overhead 3:55pm. Set 9:31pm.
Water Conditions: Mid 70's partly stained

Not too much to tell today.

It was a great day to be fishing, but not to be catching fish. I managed to hook and lose a small musky early in the day and move a couple others, but by all means the action was near non-existent.

Still, Cal and I had a blast.

We had some good laughs, ate some of the best tomatoes I've ever eaten, tried to find a missing fishing rod on the bottom of the lake and I even got to watch Cal jump into the drink.

We did our best to try different lures, different depths, tactics, location, colors, blah, blah, blah, but when I see high blue skies and high pressure, my expectations are low. There are exceptions to every rule and you really never know when a musky is going to bite, but the law of averages had the odds stacked against us.

Regardless, the best time to go fishing is always whenever you can, and it's always good to have some good company when the fishing is slow.