Thursday, November 06, 2008
Fishing outside the box
I fished with Norland today. I haven't had the opportunity to fish with him for a few weeks so I was really looking forward to it. The river was poised to be in good shape and when we arrived this morning she was nothing shy of magnificent. The flow was slightly into the grass and she was glowing that mystical emerald green. Now all we needed to do was confirm a decent push of fish had come up from the lake. Already being privileged to info from the prior days events I was not expecting this to be the case.
As we made our way to the top end we could hear the shotguns in the distance. Fishing this area during Deer season is a little nerve racking to say the least so we took precautions. We must have looked like a couple of lost parking lot attendants parading through the forest in our hi-vis orange vests but if it meant keeping a 1/2" x 1" chuck of lead out of our bodies so be it.
Our little river has reinvented herself this year. The fish are not holding in the typical haunts and it has made for fun and interesting outings. It's nice to be forced to "fish outside of the box". This morning we did just that.