Sunday, August 12, 2012

Getting older

Well this year is going to be interesting. My oldest daughter will be a senior and my youngest is going into second grade. I never really stopped to think about it till just now. I'm getting old...:(  It seems like yesterday that I was in high school myself.

Up to my knees in it.

This afternoon I went fishing at a lake nearby that I had not fished since this spring. I was just amazed at just how low the water level had become. It had dropped 3 to 4 feet since this spring.

However with the water so low, it meant more area to fish from. Since I don't have a boat I have to fish from shore. I could walk right along to shore without anything getting in my way. So that's what I did.

Some of the new shoreline is soft, as I soon found out.  Walking to a new area that I had not fished before I quickly sank up to my knees in soft mud. I'm quite lucky I could pull myself out of it.  I thought about taking some pics but I just wanted to get that stinky mud washed off as soon as possible.

I did catch a few chunky bass nothing huge but thick for their size, and one made off with one of my favorite flies.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


Since first learning to cast a fly rod a little over a year ago. I can DOUBLE HAUL!!!!
Its not that I need to use it as most to the fishing I do is close to shore anyhow. Its just something I wanted to learn how to do. I've trying and trying for quite a while and finally the clouds parted and reviled the hidden art of double hauling to me.

Also Ava wanted to fish with me today again. I was so nice to have her along. I'm a lucky father to have a little girl that likes to go fishing (plus she gets to go play at the playground when she gets bored).  However the wind wasn't really on her side today but we managed a few fish.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Where would you take Build #100?

My submission to the TFM Where would you take Build #100? contest.

Where would you take Build #100?

Hummmmm.... good question..

Not here.. It's been bone dry for 2 months now..

I might try here..

Great bass and bluegill lake, but its a secret location and a pain to get to. That's why its a great place.

How about here?

Nice crappie pond.

but most of the time I would use it here.

its just down the street from me. And since I taught my seven year old to roll cast I may never get my rod back again.