It’s rare that I take time off from work, so this past week when I had four consecutive days off, I wanted to make the most of it. My goal was to hit a combination of known places to hopefully ensure some catches, while also exploring new waters. By week’s end, I was satisfied I had accomplished these goals. The fishing was okay, with the highlight catch being a Bluegill that exceeded the “Fish Ohio’ mark. Along with Bluegill, other species I encountered included Largemouth Bass, Pumpkinseed, Common Shiner, Yellow Bullhead, Rock Bass, and Round Goby (man those are annoying).
I did a fair amount of fly fishing, and I continue to gain confidence with this technique. I do miss a good number of hookups, but I know practice and getting more experience is the best remedy for that. Even missing some fish, I really was appreciating the scenery and simply enjoying the outdoors. I reminded myself several times, it isn’t just about the fish.
Rather than my typical posing with fish, I thought I would attempt to be a bit more artistic with how I presented the content. Below, is a selection of Instagram pictures from the week. If you dig my favorite fishing hat in the first photo, It is from Good River.
The only complaint I have, is that the four days went by far too quickly. I pray that as the days get colder and shorter, I still get out for a few more experiences like this. All the fish pictured and caught this week were released.