Just Wasn't Feelin' It
Yesterday was an odd day. Knowing a morning of fishing lie ahead, I was pretty excited while loading up my gear in the back of the Subaru, chomping down a granola bar on the drive to the creek, and didn't even mind the fact that when I got there, there were already two other cars in the small parking lot with fellow anglers pulling on waders.
See, I hadn't been trout fishing in a few weeks. June 3rd to be exact. Instead I've spent weekends traveling for work or away on vacation (which I'm certainly not complaining about. I also know that I won't be going trout fishing next weekend either. K.C. is going to visit a friend for 4th of July...actually, you all somewhat know this person, Das Teckelfrau...in St. Louis. So it'll be Dad & Lilly all long weekend. Just like last year. We might do some fishing...but definitely not trout fishing.
So waders on, tenkara rod in hand, I headed down to the creek. But when I got there a strange thing happened. Something I'm not sure I can say has happened before. I just wasn't into it. That's right...just wasn't working for me. And I wasn't skunked either, I had caught a few brownies and had a few more hits that had I been paying more attention, a proper hookset would have landed.
I thought perhaps it was the tenkara fishing that was putting a drag on things. You know...maybe a week of fly fishing in Florida with a fly rod & reel did this to me. My own vanity (thinking someone might actually care about this development) actually took the time to tweet my next course of action.
After a short hike back to the SUV, the strung up Redington Classic Trout now in hand...I headed back to the water. But for whatever the reason, things didn't change. I kept telling myself I wanted to be there...I'm Troutrageous! after all...but my body wasn't acting like it. I picked up another fish, but didn't take the typical snapshot. Actually, I didn't take a single picture...of ANYTHING...today.
So what does this mean? Beats me. Maybe I'm just burnt out. Maybe a change of scenery is in order. Maybe it was because the water level was so darn low because we haven't had a good rain in a while. Maybe I just need to invest in that carp rod after seeing all those pics and videos from the rest of you guys.
The list of maybes could continue if I let it, but why bother. I'm sure it's just a one day funk. We all have them, and since I don't do a lot of "Dear Diary" style posts, thought I'd share mine.