So glad to get out fishing with Jamie once again. I missed him last season. We did get out a couple of times early season. The time we were able to fish together was the end of June.
At that time the water levels had dropped and we saw nothing but good scenery. The fish seemed to have moved to deeper waters.
I dressed as as light as possible as it was going to be a blistering day. Lots of sunscreen and a bit of bug spray and I was ready to do. Like Casey and I saw, sure beat staying home.
Enjoying My Canon PowerShot SX500 Camera
Jenny bought me a Canon Ppowershot SX500 IS although I went with her to pick out what I wanted. So happy with my choice of camera. What a great 60th birthday gift.
No one ever figured out why I shook all the time but it sure sucked when it came to taking pictures, unless I had a tripod setup. Not great for taking pictures while fishing.
Now I take loads of pictures and take my camera pretty much every where I go. All thanks to image stabilization technology.
My new camera is so good that I can still take a picture even when I’m excited and start shaking more than normal. Still can’t take macro shots when I’m shaking like that. I can even take pictures when I’m zoomed in.
Jamie Was Kicking My Butt Fishing
We arrived at the river about 8:00 and after a five minute walk to the river we were ready to start fishing.
Jamie headed to the other side of the river and in just 4 minutes had his first bass of the day on the line.
That was an exciting moment for both of us as we were wondering if the fish were still going to be in this shallow section of water.
We continued wading for a while before the next strike which was once again on Jamie’s line and not mine.
I zoomed in and tried to get a shot of his fish jumping like a crazy fish. I was snapping them as fast as I could but all I got was this splash as it went back into the water.
I had been casting to the river bank where the grass was hanging over the water but wasn’t attracting anything. So I made a cast to the middle of the river and caught a chub, just to get the ball rolling. Of course Jamie’s response to that was to catch another bass.
The reflections on the water we so colourful. It kind of looked like Mother Nature had her paint brushes out again. Just look at the reflections on the water.
There were wild roses growing everywhere we looked. Gorgeous little blossoms by the dozen and then I saw a few of these daylilies as well.
I know Jamie was busy kicking my butt so it was nice that he stopped long enough to wave. Hope he was using all his fingers there.
By this time I was catching up getting some fish and catching up.
Just about then I hooked into a huge bass, biggest of the day, but all he did was grab my bait then jumped about 4 feet out of the water and spit it at me. I think he grinned as well but then he was gone and didn’t come back.
That was about the most exciting three seconds I can remember having all day.
We came to a big bend in the river. Jamie warned me that it was a pretty mucky spot and he turned the corner on his side of the river. I just decided to cast right into the muckiest part of the bend and had an immediate strike. My first pickerel of the day.
I quickly caught a couple of pickerel which brought me even close to Jamie’s count. Even caught another bass in with the pickerel.
Surprising how fast the day past. I love days like that. All too soon it was time to call it quits and head back up stream to the exit point.
When it’s time to go, it’s time to go…
I was dragging my feet by the end of it and the walk back to the car was the longest walk I’ve taken in a long while.
I walked slow and took a lot more pictures on the walk back.
The final tally for the day was 9 fish for me with 2 chub, 2 perch, 2 pickerel and 3 smallies. Variety is the spice of life, right?
Jamie ended with 7 fish for the day. 6 were smallies and one was the biggest chub of the day.