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Monday March 20th 2006 (8 years ago)
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Like in zero?

Published: Monday March 20th 2006 (8 years ago)
Updated: Monday March 20th 2006, 6:09PMMore about: Winter |
by Martin Joergensen

Nada? Zilch? Riens? Intet? Nothing?

Bob,

Find comfort in the fact that my last trip was a zero-fish trip too.
And the trip before that...
And the trip before that...
And the trip before that...
And the trip before that...
And the trip before that...
And the trip before that...
And the trip before that...
And the trip before that...
And the trip before that...
And the trip before that...
And the trip before that...
And the trip before that...
And the trip before that...
And the trip before that...
And the trip before that...
And the trip before that...
And the trip before that...
And the trip before that...

Yup, that's 19 trips (nineteen!) without a fish!

I must be jinxed or cursed or whatever. It must be those drawings of Mohammed or something I have done, because I have completely lost my touch--which although it might never have been golden, at least has been shining just a bit.

I have had one take on each of my last two trips, but not hooked or landed a single fish. I'm slowly sliding into some kind of fishing depression, and for each trip I take I believe less and less that I will run into some action. And not only have I caught nothing myself, but the people I have been with have caught scarcely a fish. And when they have been out without me, their fishing has been fine... sigh!

The worst incident was my latest trip to Sweden, where a good friend called while I was punching my way through the ice near the shore to get to open water. He was envious and wanted to be where I was, but announced that he would take a hort trip in his local area.

1 hours later a text message ticked in on my cell phone: "4 fish in the first 5 casts. All nice fish. Largest one about 60 centimeters (24 inches). Lost one the same size..."

Sigh!

And I was flogging the freezing, Swedish water to foam to no avail.

Sigh!

Spring, where art thou?


Part of the blog chain "15,000 trout"

Make that None

Published: Monday March 20th 2006 (8 years ago)
Updated: Thursday March 23rd 2006, 2:52PM
by Bob Petti

A long way from here to 15,000 trout

The weather forecast was far better than the fishing forecast, but a day on the river is better than a day cooped up inside anyday.


This is Cairns Pool on the Beaverkill. Hard to believe that in a couple months anglers will be lined up along both shorelines casting to trout rising to a smorgasbord of insect life. This is easily the most popular pool on the river, with good reason. It has a great population of fish, and it gets all the good hatches.


I was hoping I'd see a hatch of something in the afternoon. You know - one of those early season BWO hatches that the writers always talk about. I did see a couple stoneflies about, including this fella who was skittering to shore before I gave him a ride on my rod tip. No fish though.

At this rate, it might take me into the next century to reach 15,000 trout.

Part of the blog chain "15,000 trout"