Sunday, April 30, 2006

Saturday: Rain, Rain and More Rain (not)

At least I was hoping it would. I ended up cancelling a big party with a live band because the weather report called for a 50% chance of rain. Well, as some of you know, it turned out to be the nicest day of the year so far. So, we had a small BBQ party instead. That's enough drinking for awhile... it's time for some fishing. I may join some of the guys down at Andong who are going there for a pro tournament, but the important thing is to get back in the water. I'm betting the bass are in pre-spawn mode right about now, or possibly bedding, we'll see. It should be fun this weekend to try and figure out what they're up to.

I'm going to try and scrounge up a piece of plywood to make a solid deck for my inflatable. I think it would be a lot more comfortable to be able to freely walk and stand in it, instead of balancing on the ribs.

See you on the water.

- G.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Saturday, 4/15/06: Catfish out the Ying Yang...

Headed out to a new "mystery lake" off Hwy 38 at John's friend Jack's suggestion. We were told it produced 5 and 6 pounders last year consistently... As we approached the exit to a lake we had been skunked at only two weeks before, there was a collective sigh of relief in the other two chase vehicles as we passed by the exit. But wait! They're turning around... Doh! We were going to the same lake and not to a new mystery hotspot. Damn it!

Needless to say, we really didn't catch anything. Ron pulled in two baby bass on a spinnerbait as if to say, "well, at least we know there are some bass in here."

That said, we moved off to a pay lake near Yongin and proceeded to tear them up. We collectively caught about 30 bass, two regular carp, one Hyeong-oh carp (scaleless), a couple of bream, and about 15 catfish.

We bait-fished and lure-fished, and I must admit, Ron had the magic touch as he caught the most... sometimes reeling in two at a time, and sometimes reeling in mixed species on one line.

Considering how hungover I was from the the night before, I'm surprised I was there at all, but I'm sure glad I didn't blow it off. In fact, I gave Ron so much crap about being a non-commital fisherman Friday night that he left a honey in bed at the hotel and showed up just to prove me wrong. I'm sure he doesn't regret it.

Pics to follow.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Rob and Nomad

Sorry I missed the Gosam trip Saturday. I was so busy this week I didn't even check my email until today. I was going to go when Ron mentioned it, but I still have many honey-do's to take care of around the new house. Let me know how you did or send me some pics and I'll post them here.