So with a good mornings work behind us we grabbed our fishing gear and decided to reward our selves with a little time on the water. Unfortunately the massive amounts of rain we have had down here in the south this summer has all but killed water conditions. Our ponds which are usually a dark clear color with four foot visibility now are so high and stained that a bass would be had pressed to see a few inches. With the water invading the banks nearly a foot past high water level I am sure that they hare having a good time invading weed beds and brush piles but unfortunately that makes for frustrating fishing. despite all that, I did manage to get a few strikes and even brought in a small bass. My buddy on the other hand came up empty and quickly decided to call it a day.
One things for sure, come opening day we will be well set up for good hunting season. I'm looking forward to a winter of deer stew. If the summer is any indication, I am expecting a cool and stormy December and a warm stew is just what the doc ordered to lift ones spirits.