Thursday, April 11, 2013

Spring Beginnings



With recent temperatures the past few days, it feels a lot more like summer than spring. Speaking of spring, where was it? Two weeks ago it snowed twice then all of a sudden it was 90 degrees outside. I went from begging for a pair of gloves to fishing without a shirt. I wish that the fifty degree days would come back for awhile. This post is representative of that change because it features fishing pictures from the past three weeks.

I spent the majority of my time carp fishing and exploring. Fishing ranged from getting my butt kicked to losing count of the number of carp I caught. Second place went to my dogs who got spoiled for a week straight during my spring break. Third place went to about a day and a half of musky fishing where I realized I need a boat. Badly. Despite the opener of trout season, I spent very little time fishing for them. My father and I went out for about an hour one evening and that was that. Finally, I spent some time on my home river practicing my spey casting. The highlight came when I had a big pull and thought I had a lunker trout. It ended up being a fine smallmouth and I was pleased to say the least.

Enjoy.


Ghillie suit and dress shoes for the most interesting carper in the world...


Trying not to get them wet...


Two of my new favorite things....
Loop Cross S1 590 and the Orvis Guide Sling Pack





Something dragged a carp out of the water and feasted on the bank...diagnosis: river otter from the Chesapeake watershed.


Remnants










Fail.


The home river I don't fish enough...


Sculpin


Little stocker brown...


Loop Cross S1 6110-5 piece switch rod, Multi 6/9, and a 420 grain Airflo Skagit Switch
Great Combo.




Pack of bones coming into range...


Pack of bones getting out of range...




Floating...


Wishing, Watching, Praying...


Typical stocker...


Riley's confused look...


Saying goodbye to an old highly attractive couch...


A little too burnt orange...



Fishing Adam's "kiddie" pool...


Mirror mirror on the wall...


All the carp are gone, but all the other fish remain... 


Oh, there they are...


I dub thee "Balerion, the Black Dread" 


Still need to tie some flies for trout...






SUP in five inches of water? Yes...

















Auto-capture...fail


Fail...


Fail.

4 comments:

Gregg said...

All superb! I will never lose count of the # of carp I count, and I mean a season. Nice smallmouth. Very good photo essay as usual!

Gregg

Justin Carfagnini said...

Nice post, and pictures! What kinda craft is that? Diablo? Gotta love the "Fail" pictures. haha Happens to all of us who go out solo.

Anonymous said...

My Mom almost stopped to grab that couch off the side of the road when you put it out. She still has those big round wooden barrel style planters.

-Parry

Mr. P. said...

That's making me anxious to get out soon.