Monday Morning Sidewalk Looking Back at Sunday and Beyond

| June 12, 2017

This YouTube fly fishing video reminded me of the second video I ever uploaded to YouTube way back in 2008.

SOGGY BOTTOM BOYS

 

Good morning! It’s another Monday morning sidewalk, and I am dragging! I forgot just what a workout it was to walk-and-wade the flats, but was reminded – by the windy walk we took yesterday on Lake Ray Roberts. The skiff would’ve been futile on a day with winds that strong, so the only way for my guru to get a much needed carp fix was to go for a fish walk.

It was windy, about 20-miles-per-hour sustained, and the south wind was pushing clouds overhead, which “turned the lights on-and-off” in a matter of seconds as we sight casted for carp.

There were carp aplenty, but they were well protected by the stirred waters, the intermittent clouds and heightened senses. We had plenty of opportunities, and finally (I think as the water hit the right temp) scored a few fish.

THE WEEK AHEAD

The big question of course; is this the weather we will have tomorrow, or Friday? The patterns seem to be less drastic, but it also seems like the talking weatherheads are still hedging their bets a bit. If this wind drops, conditions improve drastically. It may be time to seek a creek, or river!

Thanks for reading! Let me know what you know, and what you want to know. No matter what, travel safely to-and-from wherever you go in the Messtroplex these days. It’s getting a lot better on the North Texas highways, but distracted drivers can still write your name in stone … you’ll never see it coming.

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  1. shannon says:

    I wonder what exactly these guys are thinking? http://bit.ly/2s4xceT Maybe good video is now bad, and bad video is now good. I have no idea, except creating quality video is actually easy. Guess I need to watch some “gonzo” videos to find out!