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.)

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