I’m Not One For Corny Adages…22March2012 • Posted by Zack in Blog • • 1 comment
But some just hold true.
Unfortunately, the over-used common phrase I’m referring to may be the corniest. The grass is always greener on the other side.
Believe it or not, my mind wanders on a pretty regular basis. Generally to fishing or something fishing related, coupled with plenty of thoughts that would generally cross a 22-year old guy’s mind (beer, women etc.)
Today I found some time to reflect on the past few weeks I’ve spent on the water as I sorted out pictures. I realized I had a pretty strange mix, from trolling for browns on Lake Ontario to fishing for steelhead on the Salmon River. Some photos show blue skies, sun and short-sleeve T-shirts. Others show bundled up, red faces surrounded by snow.
The significance I found in this is pretty simple. Generally on March 22nd, I’m grinding out days of float fishing for steelhead, wishing it would be April so I could finally break out the stick-baits and row in circles for brown trout. Clearly that is not the case this year, as I look outside at a 70 degree day in Oswego, NY.
I suppose my point is, this year I truly got what I wanted. My brown trout fishing came early. So I should be ecstatic, right?
Wrong. Human nature always gets in the way, doesn’t it?
Of course I’m looking forward to working on the charter boat, walleye fishing, salmon fishing and the list goes on…
Boy that grass sure looks green.
So I’ve decided to make a true effort to implicate another adage. I’m going to stop and smell the roses. I want to enjoy whatever fishing I can do, because as fast it comes, it leaves. So take a whiff.
Anyways, here’s some photos from all kinds of fishing. Enjoy.
My first chance out on the lake was with my two good friends, Captain Andy Bliss and Stephen Shen.
Clearly it was a pretty serious matter…
It felt nice to dust off the cob-webs and set some rods.
Luckily we weren’t too rusty….
Sure did miss the silvery, spotted ones.
What a reminder of why I love what I do. Good Fishing, Good Friends.
Also had a nice day on the river with Stephen.
Found some players, even in the cold.
Even broke out the lures.
Here’s a few pictures from the past week or so on the river.
Overall the bite has taken a little work. The bead bite continues to pick up with my winners being Sunny D-Light, Ontari-Roe and Honey. Of course it doesn’t hurt to throw in the odd Green Machine or Softy…
Finally, my most recent time on the water was spent on a shake-down run of my good friend Doug Auyer’s boat.
It was a lot more trolling than catching, but a few came to the net.
It was a beautiful day, I was trolling on Lake Ontario and I had good company. Not much to complain about in that.
Well that’s about all for now. See ya out there.