Posted on October 22 2023
With over 35 years of bonefishing on open ocean flats, I'm not one wimp out when a little wind blows. Hendrickson time you know it's going to blow and you suck it up and fish. October pseudo fishing is another matter. With winds predicted to blow from the NNW at 10 to 20 today and my granddaughters volleyball game on at noon, I got in my bow practice early, crossed camp close up items off the list and sat down and watched the game.
Noticed leaves blowing by the window during the game but it wasn't until after it ended that I took a good look at the six inch waves blowing down the Lordville pool. Packed up and headed home. Temp dropped 10 degrees enroute and it was blowing and raining by the time I got to Cortland. Never gave sitting in a tree a thought. Will stick my nose out the door in the morning and decide if it's worth going.
The two days of fishing were for October, exceptional. It's not that you can't catch fish, it's that each days window of opportunity is so short. The leaves were beautiful and if I can get a deer to walk out in front of me, you can bet I'll be back down fishing. If you plan on going try to pick a quiet sunny day. You'll be most likely to see bugs in the 2:00 to 5:00 time slot.