When I got home, Lilly was taking a nap and K.C. asked/told me "Why don't you go fishing?" Well, you don't have to tell me twice. Unfortunately, my favorite trout stream is only five minutes from my office, but 20 or so minutes from my house. While a 20 minute drive isn't far, I didn't want to go back toward work, so I decided to hit the Schuylkill River at the Limerick Area boat launch (a few minutes from my house). Hadn't fished there since last July, and I've hardly fished warm-water species this entire year.
When I got there, the river was low. Really low. We haven't had good rain in quite a while, and it showed.
|View from the bank|
Unfortunately, since this was going to be a quick trip I wasn't wearing the right stuff to go wet wading to get out towards some of the deeper water. Since I probably wasn't going to get into any smallmouth bass shore fishing a foot or so deep water, I downsized my lures a bit and went after some sunfish instead...as they say, when in Rome...
|A trip down memory lane: My first "adult" rod & reel|
Purchased when I rediscovered fishing in my mid-20s
Here's a sampling of my "haul" today:
I could have photographed a ton more of these tiny fighters, but what's the point? I was having too much fun catching one after another, I left the camera in my pocket after about the first 20 minutes. What a great way to spend a quick hour and a half before dinner. I probably need to remind myself to go back to this spot more often to get a quick fix.