On Friday I decided to take an unpaid vacation day and head to a northwest Wisconsin where a river flows that I have been interested in fishing for some time. As a preemptive strike against the calories that I would be burning this day I decided to try out Taco Bell's new breakfast menu.
I was a beautiful day like anything was possible. Me and Del were singing Little Runaway and even Foxy joined in for a few verses.
Click on this video if you would like to hear Del Shannon sing Little Runaway. Sing along if you'd like and encourage your dog to join in for a couple verses.
The day was going perfect. There wasn't a cloud in the sky until this one cloud showed up essentially ruining what had been a relatively perfect day. Why does this always have to happen to me.
For a majority of the morning I had this strange feeling like I was being followed when at one point I realized that it was just my own shadow.
I saw many of these little black Stoneflies in two distinct sizes. I also saw what looked like some kind of Mayfly or Caddis hatching but my attention was mainly focused on catching trout with streamers and I left my entomology book back at the car.
I would like to clarify my definition of what a tweener sized Brown Trout is. It is a trout in the range of 14 to 19 inches. This size of brown trout is not a true trophy in my book but can still put a nice bend in your rod and a smile on your face.
Oftentimes when changing my approach I feel like I am Macgyver disarming a bomb. The technical aspect of fishing excites me especially when I am on the water and there is an essence of time in the air. I want to re-rig as fast as possible but at the same time making sure my knots are tied correctly and my lure selection is right. It is also good to pour yourself a cup of coffee from the thermos during these times.
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