Saturday, January 28, 2012

Man Did I Pay for Those First Fish of the Season

You know you can only watch so many fishing videos and video clips, before you just have to get out on the water. That water in this case was a private small lake of ten acres. I usually fish this place when everything else is out of kilter. The 4 wt. rigged with one of my Road Kills I purchased from Fly Fishing and Tying Obsessed was the choice of the afternoon. The cream color was getting the most attention with a tiny weight clipped on about a foot above the fly. The hits were extremely slow and most were not heavy enough to set the hook. After about an hour the action played out and I left the wind and the lockjaw fish to itself.

This trip didn’t help my sinus infection that started last week. It only got worst with all the wind and cold breeze. So I spent Saturday morning in Urgent Care getting a shot in my rump and a Z-pack that has made me feel worst than the sinus infection.

I am still waiting for the generation at the lake to stop so I can try out my Streamflex fly rod below the dam. I know the trout are waiting but I just can’t get to them with roaring water pouring out of the generators.  
Water temp was 52 which made for a slow presentation--lots of fun on the 4wt.

16 comments:

Kevin Frank said...

Nice, this is motivating me to get out.

Daniel said...

There you go Bill, glad you could get out. Like Kevin said, thanks for the motivation.

riverwalker34 said...

nice. water temps??

John said...

Any day you can cast a fly without freezing your gonads is a good day. Nice bass Bill

Shoreman said...

I can relate to the sinus pain. Remember the day after the root canal? At least you caught some fish.

Mark

Bill Trussell said...

Kevin
Hope you make it out this week. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Daniel
Really slow hit made it tough, but at least I landed fish. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

River
Water temps are a big factor this time of the year, when the temps reach 60, it will be fish on. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

John
I didn't realize how cool it was until the next morning---when the sinus problems got worst. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
I will take the root canel over the sinus, at least you don't feel like crap taking medication. Thanks for the comment

Howard Levett said...

Ah Bill you motivated me as well...to stay home and not risk feeling worse than I already do. But I'm glad you got out.

Sanders said...

Glad you were able to get out and find a few fish. Although, hopefully next time you don't end up at Urgent Care :-)

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
It was a good outing but I paid dearly for it. I feel worse today than yesterday. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Sanders
I need to convince myself that I am not in my 20's or 30's anymore. Thanks for the comment

Jay said...

I hope you feel better soon. I'm still planning to chase Spots with you in early March. Hopefully we won't get any crazy late winter weather.

Bill Trussell said...

Jay
The medication is worst than the sinus infection--yes we are still on for March. I will let you know when it gets right. Have a great week.