Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Loser talk...

I finally got the chance to make it out on the water after an ENTIRE MONTH without fishing (It almost killed me! I swear!). I decided to try for yellow perch at the Piscataway creek, despite it being a little early for them. It was also a good chance for me to try out another paddle I got from Bending Branches, the Angler Classic.

I really wish that this post could be a long exciting report of amazing fishing, but it was a mediocre day of fishing at best. I made it to my favorite spot and immediately hooked my first fish of the year... a 12" largemouth.

Then within 2-3 casts later I hooked a nice crappie that I lost right at the boat.

What happened next was nothing short of amazing!  

....................................actually nothing happened after that...at all.

As much as this pains me to say, it really was a nice day on the water.

Typically I avoid saying that at all cost, because it always means the same thing...a bad day of fishing.

Think about it: 
(You)- "Hey Bob! How was this fishing?"
(Bob)- "Well we didn't catch much, but it was a nice day on the water!"

Loser talk! 
99% of the time it means the goal for the day (catching fish) was a total failure. 

All joking aside, I know that we don't go fishing ONLY for the fish. Time on the water is the most relaxing thing we fisherman have. There is no time in my life that I am more comfortable or feel closer to God, except when I am fishing with my wife.

This right here is what its all about!


  1. Look at it this way, perhaps you got your worst day of fishing out of the way early in 2012!!!

  2. That is just paying your dues, I pay them a lot. Been skunked 4 times this year, still beats the boob tube or staring at a cubical wall...

  3. Found your blog and followed. Love kayak fishing. JGR

  4. If you caught fish every time it wouldn't be fun anymore...Wait, yes it would be! You're right though, it is great just to be on the water!