Monday, October 16, 2006

Fisherman's Law

Why is it that the best time to fish is when you're unable to? I don't know how many times I've excitedly made my way to the river to have someone tell me that I should have been there yesterday. Too many times have I been sitting here in my office focused on work, when an email arrives to inform me that I should be at the river NOW - nothing ruins a day faster - no longer can I think about work - no way can I do what I'm thinking about. I am left paralyzed.

This occurrence is far too common, and I therefore must call it the "Fisherman's Law" (although I wonder if Murphy was a fisherman?).

Such is the case once again. The volatile weather in Southern Ontario over the past week has prompted very healthy runs of Steelhead into virtually all rivers in the area, which has prompted very healthy fishing reports of many fish being caught.

And once again, Fisherman's Law has reared its ugly head, and I will once again miss this early season wingding.

photo courtesy of Wallacio


Blogger Wallacio said...

Any dedicated steelheader that still manages to maintain a well-balanced lifestyle can certainly relate to this entry!

The number of times when I have recieved excited reports of productive days on the water from friends while I've been chained to the office are too numerous to count.

I was only able to temporarily escape my responsibilities on Saturday morning by choosing a destination that is relatively close to home. The benefits of proximity however, are off-set by the fact that this location is far from productive in the early season (as it is over twenty five miles to the river mouth at Wasaga Beach).

In the end, one must remember (from time-to-time) to listen to the fishing devil on their shoulder and get out for a day that will eventually make another friend green with envy...

5:44 PM  
Blogger BCM said...

Well said.

I am as green as ivy.

7:17 PM  
Blogger SD said...

Not so bad when it's under an hour away, it's bearable & you can always convince yourself it was time well spent. Even if it was a bust.

Worse is to travel 12+ hrs in anticipation of a bait blitz to a noted Eastern Seaboard locale like last year & find that the bait has moved on..

8:16 AM  
Blogger BCM said...

SD, I can certainly relate to scenario #2. How about traveling to Northern BC to chase monster Steelhead and Coho, to find blown out rivers. What a beautiful place though. I will definitely find myself back there.

2:06 PM  

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