The week prior was physically demanding for this OG (old guy). Ending with the OG/YG face-off I was on the water five out of eight days. Iím giving myself a break until I fish at Cedar Bluffs, KS this weekend. It wonít be a complete break as Iíve a number of things to attend to, including getting ready to fish.
Having said that, as I left work Monday evening the receptionist commented to me, ďNo fishing tonight, I see.Ē ďWhat do you mean,Ē I queried, as Iíd not visited with her all day. ďOh, the weather,Ē she commented. ďYou donít fish when itís like this, do you?Ē My response was, ďYouíre correct. Iím not fishing tonight, but weather has nothing to do with it.Ē
Then this morning when I looked outside at a relatively calm morning with a gentle rain, I was sorely tempted to call in sick and head out for the water. Thereís little doubt in my mind the fishing would be excellent. If nothing else, thereís a good chance I wouldnít need both hands to count the number of anglers on the water and I expect recreational boaters would be nil, nadda, zilch, . . . That alone would have made it worthwhile.
I donít know about you, but my experiences fishing during ďstormyĒ weather, clouds, breezes, rain, snow, most anything short of gale force winds, have been mostly outstanding. Iím sure there are many reasons this is so, not the least of which is having all the water to oneself. Low air pressure is said to put fish in a feeding mood. Iím sure when the waters are roiled up; big fish have a competitive advantage over smaller fish. Breezes/waves often concentrate food items for bait fish, attracting them and their predators. The list goes on.
So as I set here looking out the window Iím bemoaning the fact I canít get out and take advantage of the situation. Itís my sincerest hope you weíre able to get out. If so, make me jealous and tell me about it.