It was like a hurricane in there..
The only thing that can really shut the float fisherman down is wind...and it almost did today.
Morin slammed em yesterday but I had commitments... Tis the season.
Owen had a Christmas play at school and he would've been really bummed if I'd missed it.
I love fishing and I don't know if we'll have many more days like yesterday.
By the sounds of it the water was prime and the unseasonably warm temps had the fish all worked up.
I kept getting text messages from dipshit as the day went on...sigh...
Oh well, family first and I was really glad I got to see Owen perform.
He was amazing. The kid loves drama and volunteers for every part that comes along. I hope he never loses his enthusiasm.
So I was left to pick up the scraps today.
...and I struggled.
It was almost impossible to get a decent drift today because of the wind.
Add to that some fast dropping crystal clear water and it made for a pretty grim morning at times.
The fish I did get were fantastic however. Some real brutes kicking around this time of year.
There are also some real shitheads kicking around judging by all the Busch Lite beer cans and other garbage lying on the ground.
Morin gave me a heads up with that catastrophe and I picked up some and hiked it out but the real kicker was a beautiful dime bright hen that had been gutted for skeins then left on the bank.
What a waste...really wtf is wrong with people?
The older I get the more I realize there is no fighting this type of shit...its sad..but this is the world we live in.
...right up there with me trying to explain to my 8 yr old daughter why somebody would walk into a school and shoot a bunch of innocent children..
Whatever....I refuse to let it ruin my mood.
It was a great day...cleared my head and recharged the batteries.
The Big fella in the red suit will be here in just a matter of days and the kids are all fired up.
I can't wait.