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Old 10-12-2007, 01:20 PM
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Fishing in the Storm!

The rain was lashing down. Waves were frothing up white water and suds like you've never seen before. The sand was burning your cheeks as it strikes you with a stinging blast from the wind. You reach back and cast as hard as you can into the headwind..... retrieve, clean off the mung and cast again. You feel a tug, and it's more seaweed. After a while it dawns on you- there are no fish ,no birds, sterile. You ask yourself, "what am I doing out here anyways" So you reel up, go home and watch TV. Oh well.


Any other storm stories?
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:06 PM
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This whole weather change has been distracting me for a couple of days now.
Ever since the south wind finally died away the bird migration has exploded. I've seen more hawks, ducks, warblers and assorted other migrants this week than I have since early spring. When those waves move through like that it's a sure bet that the fish are on the move as well. Somehow I get an involuntary reaction that makes me want to migrate right along with 'em.
All day yesterday I swear I could feel the barometer dropping. I kept getting whiffs of salt air on the east wind [30 miles inland ].
I layed awake half the night listening to the rain and watching the trees toss and turn outside my skylight. I was having flashbacks of an identical night many years ago when the exact same conditons forced me to get out of bed and drive 2 hours to Watchhill light where the waves on the east side were six feet tall. I hooked up on my first cast and embarked on a 12 hour blitz in which I never left the lighthouse, ate or even sat down. My best bass was 32 lbs. My total catch was high double digits bass and blues and I never saw another angler until well after sunrise.
I had to call in sick the next day to recover.
Those were the daze!
This time around I finally fell asleep and was the first one to show up for work this morning.
It's a binch to be a grownup.
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Old 10-12-2007, 03:20 PM
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Woke up early
Looked outside
Shook head
Went online
Checked NOAA
Looked outside again
Said F- that
Went to work.
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Old 10-12-2007, 04:08 PM
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Played 18 holes...by myself ..finished in 2 hours... shot a 93...lost three balls...probably under leaves.... winter rules, no penalty.
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Went out for the end of the blow last night at sunset. Found a massive schoolie blitz in the river mouth. Landed 10 fish. Wind was howling and the sun made a brief appearance at the edge of the horizon. Wow.
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Old 10-14-2007, 08:39 AM
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I was looking forward to some violent surf and new moon tides last Friday evening. The forecast was for winds West at 15-20 with gusts to 35 mph. The kind of conditions that keep the faint hearted in their cosy dens and brings the big cows within a few yards of the beach.

So, when I looked out across the millpond flat waters of Block Island Sound at my first stop, I made a few soto voce comments about NOAA weather forecasters and made some hasty recalibrations of my strategy for the evening.

Big surf = big fish

One from a very rough sea a couple of seasons ago ...
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