The past couple of weeks have just been terrible for me. I have had issues in both my professional and personal life. I apologize for not being able to blog more. I just haven't had the time. My reel crapped out along with my line coupled with my Regal vise. In all we spent quite a bit of money to get everything back up and running. I am guessing one of the kids knocked my vise off the table, picked it up, and didn't bother to tell anyone about it. Big surprise. The weather here has been up and down. We have had a lot of rain which in turn has made the water high, fast and stained. Well despite all of that, I managed to get out on Sunday.....for all of five casts. I took the family to the river to check it out. It looked great so we raced home and I got everything ready. New reel, new line, lots of hope. By the time I was done, I walked by a window and noticed that the sky had gotten darker. Taking a look outside I knew it was going to be a close one. Well I packed everyone up and headed to the river. We got there, I got in, and got literally five casts in before the thunder and lightening drove me from the water. No rain mind you but I have a healthy fear of becoming a human lightening rod. Go figure. So we went home. Several hours later and still no rain I was pissed.
Anyways, we decided to give it another go today. Let me again say that over the past couple of weeks here in MD the weather has been up and down. Last week the heat index was 105. Yesterday in was 92. Today it was 72. I figured I would give it a shot regardless of the 20 degree temp change. The water actually wasn't as cold as I thought it would be but it was high, fast and stained. Not good popper water. However, it was perfect clouser and Road Kill Nymph water. God how I forgot how much fun smallies are not to mention the fact that river fish fight like crazy in general. In all I managed to land 8, three of which were smallies. The bite was slow given the temp change but it was so worth it. Hello old friend, how I have missed thee so much!!!!!!!!!!
but they are smallies nonetheless and these are pretty average for this body of water. I love them just the same!