Friday, March 21, 2014
Can You Believe This?
I'm fishing a pond today and there is some ice in coves and along shady shorelines. The farthest thing from my mind is a pesky fish like bluegill or a horned pout. They are supposed to be dormant, right? Well, the rod starts twitching, and I think it's carp playing around with the method ball or the sweet corn I was using. I have good reason to think that since I had landed a 15 lb. common about a half hour earlier. The fish finally starts to run and I set the hook. Not a carp. I know I have a small fish, but can it be? Yup, the first pest of the year strikes, a horned pout of about 10 inches. I never would have never guessed I'd get a pout before at least a month into the season when things start to warm up. But, alas, here it is. The pests know it should be spring.