Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Numerous Trout Landed on Friday’s Trip

I was on the tailrace Friday and was having one of my better days, where I brought 6 to hand and lost that many in a couple of hours. I was taking pictures of all the trout I landed and the surroundings, when I noticed, after numerous shots I got this message saying no memory card. I am sure the message was popping up on every image I took, but I was so caught up in the moment of landing trout, until I didn’t noticed the message until I shot my last image. Upon arriving home I discovered the card was still in my computer, where I had downloaded some images earlier in the day----talk about a bomber.

This incident reminded me of the half hearted trip I made last year when I arrived at the tailrace with the intentions of fishing the lower section the tailrace, only to discover I had left my fly rod at home. I left as fast as I arrived and didn’t return for the day. I felt I needed the punishment of missing this trip, because again of not being organized. I like to think I am a fairly organize fisherman, when it comes to getting things together for a fishing trip, but Fridays ordeal reminded me I still have some work to do in that department.
                                                                  

Sorry I don’t have any images of the trip, but I promise to make amends on my next outing. I know none of you guys have ever done anything like this.


24 comments:

Nick D said...

God have I been there. I don't make any claim to being organized though. At least you caught fish!

David Knapp said...

Bill, I once drove halfway to the Caney Fork before I realized I was missing waders and boots. There was nothing to do but turn around and head back home to grab the stuff and then try again. I've also turned around for cameras but only when I'm still within 2-3 miles. After that I figure that maybe not having a camera will be good luck. If you want to have an amazing day on the water landing a ton of fish and maybe some big ones, leave the camera at home...

Kevin Frank said...

I seem to do that more and more as I get older. I think it's a symptom of having kids too. I'll do exactly what you did. Download the pictures on my computer from some event then leave the card there. My computer has a slot for memory cards so it makes it easy to forget about them.

FishnDave said...

I've gotten to the fishing spot and realized I left my fishing rod at home...at least once. Camera's have been left behind many times.

I usually have all my gear in my vehicle at all times...but sometimes my wife and I switch cars for the day, or sometimes I have to take all my fishing gear out for one reason or another...and then forget that it isn't in the car anymore.
It happens. Just think of all the times you went fishing and had EVERYTHING YOU NEEDED! :)

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

Of course we have. Drove all the way out to New Melones (an hour and a half) and forgot my Geezer Pass and had to pay the daily fee. The daily fee is the same amount as the Geezer Pass, only the pass is forever.

J. said...

No worries, Bill it happens to all of us! Glad to hear you slayed the trout!!

Howard said...

Well, I left my clothes at home on a weekend camping trip. Well, except the ones I was wearing.

Mel Moore (Pond Stalker) said...

Bill, I have seen the words "Old" and "Geezer" used here to describe things like this. I don't know about you, but, that is a perfect description of me.

Yup, cameras, reels, waders, fishing license, and assorted other things have blackmailed my fishing trips over time.

Treasure the memories of those nice fish you caught my friend.

penbayman said...

NEVER..(well, almost never)..come to think of it..more often then I care to recall...

Bill Trussell said...

Nick
The fish catch was the plus for the trip--thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

David
I could see going back home to retrieve anything left behind to fish the Caney---thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Kevin
Since the fly rod incident I have got some better, but that little memory card, is a pain to remember. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Dave
Having all your gear in one place is the key--my next post will deal with organization when it comes to fishing. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
I thought this sort of thing only occurs with the seniors, but from the comments the juniors have this problem too. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

J
So true J, it might get worse as you get older. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
I have to admit I haven't forgot my clothes yet, but there is always that next trip--thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
I am glad I'm not alone, I hope my the time I hand up the fly rod, I will have made progress--thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Pen
I can guess some of the things you probably forgot--thanks for the comment

Brk Trt said...

At our age that's always a possibility. A shame it had to happen on such a good day.

riverwalker34 said...

The story of my life. I always miss taking photos of my lunkers.

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
As David said, if you want to land fish, leave the camera at home. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Josh
I have got to start remembering that little memory chip. thanks for the comment

The NOCO Nympher said...

Bill! What the heck, you still have the memories! Isn't that the way it goes...the best days are the ones that ya leave something behind!!!! I am glad you had a great day on the water! Merry Christmas!

Bill Trussell said...

Al
This want be the last time I forget something that I need on the water. Thanks for the comment and Merry Christmas!!