Wednesday, April 23, 2014

No matter what you catch, it's fun

A few days ago, the weather was so nice that I had to get out for a couple of casts. I wasn't comfortable driving a long distance to wet a line, so I did a short hop, skip and jump to a local pond. My plan was to get a jump on brother Mel in the bluegill competition.

My world record smallest bluegill
Now, I'm no bluegill fisherman. I don't use special flies and I wouldn't know when spawning time is from dinner time but I have caught a few. None of them much bigger than the one pictured here from a few years ago. It was unforgettable.

I even manage a bass once in a while although it's purely accidental I'm sure. So here I was rusty as all get out trying to hurry up and catch something...anything before the sun went down.

Two or three years ago. My biggest bass

No, I didn't inadvertently catch a carp...luckily, not on a 4wt. No, I didn't catch a bluegill or a tire or old bicycle.

I'm not sure what it is, but I think it escaped from someone's aquarium.