Sunday, March 29, 2015

March 29, 2015 - Mountain Run Lake

Put in at Mountain Run Lake at about 3:30, water temp, in the sun, was 54 degrees!

Fished a while using a plastic craw, tried a crappie jig under a bobber for a while, went back to the car to get a fly rod and ultralight spinning tackle, and rest my legs.

At about 6:30, caught my only fish of the day on a small spinner.  Took out at 7:30.

 The cormorants are here again, same tree as last year:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

March 20 & 26, 2015 - Dead Carp Ditch

I went fishing after work March 20 and 26 down at the Cesspool, which is the pond at Yowell Meadow Park, which I've rechristened Dead Carp Ditch.  I don't know why I bother fishing here, seeing as its waters are apparently toxic to all piscatorial forms of life. 

Dead carp:
Dead catfish:
Dead sunfish:
I assume the amount of trash and goose shit that flows in here is part of the cause of the fish kills.  This park is sort of a dump.  Even the Town of Culpeper seems to phone it in a bit, categorizing a pay phone and "Soft Drink and Power-Aide Machine" as "amenities."  The park is apparently a great place for people wired on caffeine to set up drug deals, although that demographic isn't specifically identified in the Culpeper tourism website.

Hold on!  Maybe I'm being unfair, I saw an immature snapping turtle crawling away from the pond, trying to escape downstream:
Also, there appear to be crawfish here:

But most surprising, was this 10-12 inch largemouth bass I got on a brown flecked grub (on the 26th.)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

March 22, 2015 - Mountain Run Lake

Went fishing out at Mountain Run Lake in the late afternoon.

Water was still sub-50, caught two fish, one of which I got a picture of:
 Got him on a crawdad:

The second fish was on a spinner, and was slightly larger.  Didn't get a picture of him.

By the way, in the event that it has never occurred to you, think of the word "sub-par."  It means less-than-good, substandard, shitty.  But in golf, being under par is a good thing.  So are golfers insane and ignorant, or are the rest of us?

Monday, March 16, 2015

March 16, 2015 - Mountain Run Lake

It was cool and breezy when I put in right around 6.  Fished for a couple of hours, caught my first fish for the year, on a rubber craw on a jighead.

Water temp was 46 F.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

March 12, 2015 - Mountain Run Lake

Went down to Mountain Run Lake to see whether ice-out had come yet.  It's getting there, by the weekend maybe it'll be mostly ice free.

Cast from the bank and dock with a spinner and didn't catch anything. 

Lots of gulls.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 - Delmarva Pond

It was a foggy evening, that fateful evening that I decided to go for a walk to what I'll call Delmarva Pond to hide it's true identity. 

I took a rod, with a 3/16 oz spinner, and with 30 lb braid, which has the advantage that if you snag some garbage some asshole threw in there, at least you can haul it out.

I fished for about 10 minutes, didn't catch anything.  No ice on the water, though.  Things are looking up!