Saturday, August 27, 2016

Morning Bass

Morning Bass

This morning happened....and at 5:30 I was having a serious discussion with Parkinsons. It wasn't cooperating, it wasn't playing nice, and I was not going to get any more sleep. 

SO...I went fishing.

First Bass of the Morning

The fish were feeding from dawn until about 8:30, but all of about the same cookie-cutter size. They were slashing and cutting minnows, and I was able to get them to take a Black Gurgler with a fair amount of success. 

There was no hesitation on the take and they put on the show. Then when the sun began to heat up.....they stopped. But that worked because I was shutting down at 9:00 either way. When I got out of the water, my feet still hurt....but I had caught well over a dozen fish on the surface. A fair trade in exchange for not being able to sleep.

The Gurgler

Friday, August 26, 2016


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Pond Running on the Clock

CGR 7/8 & Mule Deer Diver

While shuttling my youngest to an event last night, I was afforded a chance to hit a nearby lake for about 1 1/2hrs before I was needed again for pickup.  Tying on a Mule Deer Diver, the CGR 7/8 hit the water.

The night was a bit slow for this water, but through the short visit I managed two 9" bass, 1 cow of a female bluegill and 1 decent bass. The blue\gill was a good 10"+ and she ran me around a bit even with the 7wt. Eventually she bogged herself in grass and I was able to drag her in grass and all. While clearing the grass she dropped off. She was pale and heavy with little to no color except for the gill plate.

I nice stop for a quick fix

Monday, August 22, 2016

Fishing Creek Rainbow

Fishing Creek, PA

23" Rainbow

Feb, 16

#14 Apricot & Steelhead Orange McFlyfoam Egg

Sunday, August 21, 2016

No Fishing Today Buuuuut.....

Forecast over South Jersey this morning was, "Partly Cloudy with a chance of old fat men".

My daughter got me a Jump for my 53rd B'day, and jumped tandem as well. It was an unbelievable day! 19 Years after my last HALO jump in uniform, Freefall jump #50 is in the bucket.