December 3, 2012


No, I'm not talking about this blog over the past few weeks...although it would be appropriate description of things...

I'm referring to my mini fishing outing on Sunday afternoon.  Before even stepping foot in the water I could tell it just wasn't going to be a great just had that vibe.

Grey skies...

I tried to compensate for this ominous feeling by heading over to my "Not So Secret Water." While it doesn't have the biggest fish in it (or even the mediumest fish), the inhabitants are typically eager to please.

...cold, gloomy...

Unfortunately, on this day they weren't.  Much like the dreary weather, I pretty much came up zeroes on this trip.  Heck, I didn't even see a single fish scatter from beneath my wading boots as I stumbled through their creek in my typical unstealthy Tenkara ninja fashion.

The rare picture of me fishing...unsuccessfully trying to coax a fish from a far corner riffle

Oh well.  Some days you can't have your cake and eat it too.  Yesterday, I didn't even get cake.  But I'm not complaining, even if the stream was lifeless.  The 3 hours on the water was just enough to recharge the batteries for the work week ahead.

Okay...maybe more like enough to get me through Tuesday...


  1. Lifeless would be a better description of my blogsite!
    Although I got out the other day thanks to my wonderful wife, and like you didn't catch anything, but it was just enough to charge the batteries until next Tuesday as well..
    Here's to getting out again and soon!

    1. Glad to hear you're getting out too Holga Master!

  2. Should have taken the Honey Badger with you he woulda scared them all to your flies.

  3. Welcome to the winter months. A one, two, or no fish day is the norm and its time now for us to enjoy the time on the water and not the amount of gills in the net.

    1. Yeah, that's why I went where I did...the fishing is usually a touch better than some of my other haunts. Can't it be spring & autumn 365 days a year?

  4. I had the same feelings (and fishing results, though I did touch one) on Sunday.

  5. Maybe,juuuuust maybe you need a real guide,trout fisher excellance....but,hey it Frank Nale is not available,I'm cheap...........but NOT easy