Most of the time Saturday is the day when alarm clocks get shut off and sleeping in is allowed. But not this past Saturday. Our day started bright and early at 5:30 A.M. We jumped into clothes, hurried with the hair combing, and gulped down breakfast. Being that it was cold at 32* we bundled up into mud boots, hats, and coats, and with our fishing gear headed down the old rail-road tracks to the ole' fishing hole. In spite of the chill in the air it was perfect. No rain, no wind. Just perfect conditions for the first day of trout.
Since the season didn't start until 8:00 A.M. we had plenty of time to find a spot and just sit and enjoy nature. Since that area had gotten quite a bit of rain couple days before the streams were at a good level. Sitting there next to the rushing water, rippling its way over the rocks is fascinating to watch and hear.
At 8:00 A.M. sharp we cast our lines into the current and excitement began as people all along the shore started pulling in the fish. Some were using spinners, a few using grubs, and others night-crawlers. Even though my hubby hadn't been able to do this type of fishing in 10 years he said it was like riding a bike, you never forget.
It's a bit weird to be called a "Tourist", I was born and raised here my entire life up until 9 years ago. What are they thinking calling me a "Tourist". Oh well, life goes on :(
The very 1st catch of the day. Talk about exciting! The day turned out to be a huge success - 31 fish were kept, several thrown back. Looking forward to some future fish fries with all those yummy morsels.
Two catches into the day and this was my big landing @ 14" What a blast!
Hubby's exciting catch at 20"
First mess at the beginning of the day - took us around 2 hours to catch all of these. In case you are wondering how we can catch 31, there was several of us. :)
Here fishy fishy...
We are back from the mountainous beauty of PA to the flat prairie of OH and life continues on. The kids are enjoying Spring break all this week. Glad for beautiful weather so I can boot them outside :) :)
Hope you've enjoyed a little taste of our fishing trip. Until next time, have a great day!!