April 20, 2016

Napping On Stream And Other Gobblety Gook

Went fishing alone today.  I bit off more than I could chew.  It was cloudy when I started and then it got sunny and hot.  I flat out ran out of energy.  I laid down on a nice warm stream bank in the soft brown grass and took a nap.

The bright sun made the fishing a little hard for a while.  For 40 minutes I only caught one brown.

The clouds came out and the trout started to become a little more interested.

Did not land a trout over 13 inches today.  Trout to hand 25 browns.

I broke in a new Diawa Excelsior 2500 today.  Must have put a little too much line on it and blew a big knot.  I sat down stream side and peeled off some line and retied.  I flicked the lure from the seated position out to straighten the line.  There was a stump directly in front of me not 5 feet. Just as i was lifting the panther out of the water a massive brown bum rushed the lure and swang and missed.  It did not come back.

The rain started coming down hard.  I like bouncing my lure off of the backs of log jams and letting the spinner drop for a 2 count before retrieving it.  I did my pat cast and before the 2 count was over the lure came screaming back at me.  I tried to set the hook but there was too much slack in the line.  I reeled for all I was worth to catch up with the willy trout.  Finally I could feel trout and it felt me and surfaced and shook it giant head and that was the end of the story.

You win some and you lose some.

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