Sneaking to the edge of the hole and peeking into the coffee stained water there were no signs of life. Only bubbles… A weirdly consistent flow of bubbles surfacing from depths far beneath and splattering in a frosty mist when they popped to the surface.
It was Walter. Fearless, crafty, stealth-like in his pursuit of fresh bait and all things succulently related. We could not see him. Yet his presence was overwhelming.
Many have tried luring him with a hook… Many have failed.
And for this… We persist! Someday we will celebrate the small victory (catch / photo / release) and Walter’s bell will toll.
It the meantime:
– average week of fishing activity on LOW. We are again “way out there”, in more ways than one. We are fishing Knights, Bridges and stretching toward the Garden.
– Nordo says: “we’re doing ok on the saugers GM, I actually feel like we have a good school underneath us right now.”
– ice conditions and travel conditions remain favorable for the fourteen day forecast. We plan to continue winter angling to mid-March.
– are you familiar with the MAY FISHING SPECIAL? (81) days. Let the good times roll, per Mick Jagger.
Set the hook!