Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Morris Dance one day late
Tonight the fish arrived for real. The day was warm and one of the only calm days in a month, so I slipped the kayak in and headed for "the spot". Not a fish to be had. Dink bass cruising all the likely early sunfish lies. Paddle to next spot, same deal. Check water temp - 50 - yowser - that should work. Paddle perimeter and scan gin clear chara beds for signs of action - no dice. Head back to home farm and chores. I'll be back at 8 pm.
"Bow Head Whale"
I like the way those words sound. I utter them aloud as the keeled hump of a lepomis cleaves the glass surface behind my nymph.
Then steering a thrumming, looping, struggle to hand
Another stunning variation of May color on a sunfish theme.
A smile commences.
Toss the fly at the point of the bullrushes
Nervous water that
tiny tiny tiny leader movement
brook trout with ramps and fiddleheads would be nice...............life does not suck right now