I was so happy to take a day off from building our first hugelkultur bed to go fishing with Casey. He’s so much more fun than that big hole I dug in our backyard.
I think I should have tried a bit harder to find a couple of strong guys to dig the 4 foot x 8 foot hole 2 1/2 feet deep. It has actually taken me weeks longer than I thought it would take.
Hoping to have it completely today and get some wild flower seeds planted on it.
Started At New Horton Lake
I really enjoy fishing New Horton lake but it doesn’t take much time for the wind to create choppy conditions. For that reason it’s better to fish there in the morning and move to the river later if the wind does pick up.
I love getting pictures of the shoreline towards that back end of the lake. The terrain is all rock that’s been split and broken over many thousands of years of freezing and thawing. When I see the bare tree roots and shattered rocks I wonder how the whole area doesn’t just slide into the water.
I Think It’s Beginning To Be A Habit
When I finally did get a strike I was casting to the shore line using a Mepps and trying to keep out of the bushes and trees. When I lifted it out of the water it was a small 10” brook trout. That’s the first trout I’ve ever caught in the lake.
I’ve fished the brook that flows into the lake years ago and have caught many dinners but never actually fished in the lake back then.
Sandy Shoreline Seemed To Be The Pattern
When I saw this spot I told Casey I caught my biggest smallmouth on a spot just like this in Harvey lake and sure enough when my lure hit the water a bass smacked it.
He was only a foot long but thought he was bigger. I continued casting to the similar spots along the bank and landed about a dozen smallmouth bass.
The water conditions were changing by this time and the water was getting chopping and dirty so it was time to move to the river to see if we could get us some trout.
Casey backed his trailer into the water and rather than get in the water and push the boat out behind the trailer he just jumped back in his boat and drove it up on the trailer. That was pretty cool.
Used The Boat Launch At Riverside Albert
The launch we usually use to get in the river had a few vehicles parked there already so Casey took me to a launch behind the Riverside Albert school. I didn’t even know it was there. The launch was out of the wind too.
We fished up and down the river for a few hours without any takers. Then we saw a couple of guys sitting in a boat. They had been there most of the day and had only caught one trout each. They were nice trout though.
At one point I saw a puff of smoke come up over the river bank near a turn in the river. I didn’t think Casey saw it so I said I’ll bet there are a couple of guys right around that corner. And sure enough there were two guys fishing from shore. Not sure what they were puffing but when we came around the corner there was no more puffing going on.