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!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Rob Choi's new video

Great dude to fish with. Enjoy!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Aqua-Bound Manta Ray Hybrid Review

Up until a month ago I used the same Aqua-Bound Manta Ray Hybrid for 5 years! I am certain that I've paddled over 750 miles with it in my Wilderness Tarpon 120. It is a nice light paddle with a wide blade that makes it great for a big dude like me.

I am not proud of it, but I am extremely abusive with my gear. I have done just about everything imaginable with that paddle. One day I was chasing fiddler crabs and decided to use the paddle as a shovel in the marsh...It worked! I have smacked it into every barnacle covered piling on the CBBT from the beach to the 1st island. It's been tossed around, dropped, thrown, and who knows what else in that time, but it has never failed me on the water. Just within the last year it got a slight wobble in the joint and seems like it's about to go out. I can't complain about that after 5 years of abuse though.

Here are a few memories I've had with the paddle...