September 17, 2019

Trip Report "Small Fish Of The Day"

Went out this morning with my best fishing buddy Bruce Ristow.  We always kid each other and comment about small trout of the day.  We call it "Guppy" of the day.  Bruce outdid himself this morning.  He caught "Goby" of the day.  He also caught 30 browns.

I landed 25 browns.  Bruce used his pendulum cast to work tight quarters.  He learned the cast from Jay Thurston. 

Was foggy to begin the outing at 7:00am.  The fog burned off quickly was a robins egg blue day. We ended at 12:30pm.

Lots of wading and tall weeds.  I am dead dog tired but it felt good to go that long.  My weight loss has opened many streams to me again that I thought were lost forever. Talked to a few outdoorsy people one a fisheries specialist and it might not be a goby. Some type of a darter is what I best can figure out.

Two WDNR fisheries specialists consulted and is a Johnny Darter.

September 15, 2019

Old Man's Beard Plant

Found this on a walk with my wife yesterday.  Was identified by a couple people for me.  The first time I had ever seen it.

September 12, 2019

Will Autumn Never Come

it is still summer –
the trees are filled with cicadas
all sawing and cracking
as if they were all members of
the End Of Summer Band.

Leaves are starting to fall –
a few at the time,
gold and crisped at the edges

like sugar cookies fresh off the cookie sheet.

The blackberry canes are bare of berries except for a few withered ones missed by the birds
and human pickers.

I wait for that autumnal nip in the air.

I wait for the dog days of summer
to go to sleep – to curl up
on the hearth.

will autumn never come? 
the night stars still sing summer.
will autumn never come?

"August rain: the best of the Summer gone, and the new Fall not yet born. The odd uneven time."

~ Sylvia Plath

September 09, 2019

Trip Report Jim Furley And Gary Peters

Went out this morning at 7am with Jim Furley.  We fished until 10am and then went to bother Gary Peters.

Water conditions were good.  Overcast with a few sprinkles.

We caught lots of trout.

Jim made me smile twice for photos.  I must be losing my edge.

The trout were smiling and a good day was had by all.

September 08, 2019


One does not consider a thistle beautiful.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Trip Report "Richland County"

Made it out for 2 hours yesterday and landed 20.

One was unable to be revived.  Having it on grill today.

Trip Report "Warm Water"

Went to Gays Mills yesterday and casted for an hour.

Did snag some line and retrieve three lures.

No fish.