Post by Tippecanoe Fly Fishers Admin on Jan 20, 2009 0:30:11 GMT -5
So Sunday after the Purdue game I thought i would go check out my fishing spot on the Wildcat. I was expacting it to be froze completely over. but there was a stretch that might be fishable.
I thought about for a bit and then I really studied the situation and came up sith some questions. I figgured that if I did catch fish it would take me under the ice and i wasn't sure how my line would hold up to that. Any thoughts? Second there was only a bit of somewhat still water to fish and i had never caught anything out of it before. The rest that was open was riffles. Would ther ebe any fish in the riffles as cold as it is? I figured not.
With those questions posed in my head and no gear with. i decided to wait for another day. I could have taken the dog home and grapped my gear. The more I thought about it the more I thought this is not a great idea. Wade across the riffles to get out on ice the try casting in a samll spot across the current. Plus if I fell in, there was no one around to know i was even down there. Man I was just itchin to throw a line in though.
Post by radioflyer on Jan 20, 2009 21:24:29 GMT -5
Les, when you find a stretch down the road that's thawed and could use a good 'fishin', let me know and I'll join you. I like to wade in pairs or groups...safer that way what with my wading habits. When I get the hankerin' to wade the Wildcat or Tippy, my lovely wife begs my son to go with me. He pretends he wants to spend quality time fishing with dad, but I know he's there to watch over me for momma.
Last Edit: Jan 20, 2009 21:25:19 GMT -5 by radioflyer
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