02-19-2013, 09:43 AM
Re: Adventures in a Storm Drain!!
How about a jump start of this polished turd for 2013?!?!
Offical start to spring is a mear 31 days off, so that means its about time to start fishing the drain again. I have been watching it over the winter as I walk my dogs down by it, we see many things. I have made note of several things. While we havent had much snow, we have had rain and the flow of the creek seems pretty good. All the dry spots have now had water flowing across them for several months. Deer are still EVERYWHERE, same with barred and great horned owls, heard a bunch of coyotes this winter, finally saw one the other day and it was a big boy ( musta been eating plenty of stray house cats
Saturday on our morning walk I stopped at my usual carp hole and there they were, basking gloriously in the sun. All my carp buddies, and a new friend. A BIG, bright orange and black koi. Im going to have to meet this fish up close. Then I noticed a couple mud trails and a few of the fish were feeding in the leaves,...sweet. I keep wanting to get out for a hour one day but for every good day we have, we get 2 days of cold and blah which is just enough to put ice on the water and screw all that up.
So thats where we are...waiting for the thaw. The 8wt is cleaned up, theres a new allen reel to test out and 2 fly boxes completely stuffed with carp flies....IM ready.
I can't update this without a picture, so here's my one GSP in the snow
"When you do things right, people wont be sure you've done anything at all."
Storm Drain Bonefisher