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Two out of three ain't bad.

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.


  • TROUTFITTER: October 24, 2023

    I just couldn’t let it rest. An earlier post from Angler 119 mentioned his sons and their geriatric knees and dragging a deer they didn’t shoot etc… FYI I would like him to consider the possibility of genetics and that “The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.” My issues from the knees down were passed on from the great “119”. I only wish he passed on the ability to “blind” cast.

    Was another great season, A big thanks to 119 and his reports and everyone who visited the shop and battled the river.

    Thanks again, From the T-fitter.

  • Jim N: October 23, 2023

    The Meatloaf reference was my failure rate landing Bows on the Main the main the other day.

    One ran like a “Bat out of Hell”, the other had me “Left in the Dark”.

  • Dennis: October 23, 2023

    I chickened out yesterday also. It was a miserable day. We have seen some bucks chasing and the scrape activity has really picked up in my neck of the woods.
    Hope to fish later in the week.
    Thanks for the tips. How’s the new ladder stand working out

  • Ed Smith: October 23, 2023

    Angler119- Cool Meatloaf reference

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