I knew this year would be pretty darn crazy. And it certainly has been that! I hope to post a little about some adventures over the next week... But first, a little post about my first (ugh) fishing trip in about 6 weeks.
Last night, I decided I needed a "personal" day. A short one, but, one none the less. To do that, I worked until noon, then headed to a tailwater about an hour away. There were fish all over the darn place, but I focused on two sections I really enjoy fishing. One is a slow, deep glide with one side open and shrubby and the other covered in hemlocks. Just below this a power line crosses the river and the water becomes much skinnier and with a bit of structure rather than a sand bottom. It's not a riffle, the water slides through this area in 1-2 foot depths, and gin clear.
It's a fun spot, full of well educated fish, and with memories from my childhood and development as an angler.
It was a really valuable half a day. I caught a number of fish on the Chimera Caddis in a #18... but never broke out the camera. The day was about doing some de-stressing, and just being outside. And, it was that.
Plus, I met a few real nice fellow anglers, which added to the day for sure.