Posted on August 13 2021
With another bright, sunny scorcher on tap I took a personal day. Got in the water to see if I'd finally fixed the leak in my waders. I did! Fourth try was successful. The leak was in a seam where the leg met the upper part of the waders. Ran Aquaseal along the seam for about two inches and presto dry pants. If you haven't tried to buy them, you probably don't know, but Simms waders (along with a long list of other fishing products) are in short supply do to the effects of the Covid pandemic. Hopefully I can get through the rest of the year patching my current pair and buy new ones in the spring.
Was planning on an evening foray into what ever part of the river system looked most inviting. Those plans were scrubbed by the Severe Thunderstorm Warning along with a Flood Warning for, among other places, Stilesville and Deposit. It's seven thirty and a T and L storm has gone by Lordville with much noise but little rain. The warning said one to two inches of rain which will certainly affect water levels and clarity if it hits the river system.
Me? Heading home for the weekend buoyed by the promise of more normal temps for the coming week. If you are fishing this weekend and water levels remain relatively unchanged, it will still be sulfurs above Oquaga at noon. There will probably still be some sulfurs in the evening along with olives and spinners. If it's high and "stained" as they like to say, try streamers (if you are in a boat) or a round of golf if you were going to wade. Enjoy the weekend, summer is fleeing.
So you know - BK 82, BR 75, BE 73.5 and those aren't golf scores!