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.