This past Saturday was an excellent day of fishing in Indiana where I live. Within an hour, I caught about two dozen bluegill, a nice white bass and about a 3-pound largemouth bass on Morse Reservoir in Noblesville, IN. The only problem, I only had an hour to fish. A front was moving through, it was nice and cloudy, it was perfect conditions for fishing. And apparently perfect conditions for a neighborhood yard sale of which I tended over for most of the day. In the end, the fishing was much more productive in the hour I had compared to the 6 hours spent at the yard sale.
It’s times like these when I wish I had a time machine or at the very least a time freezer. Sunday may have been a good day, the front had moved through and there was light rain but I was on the road visiting family. Don’t get me wrong, I love my family and I love visiting them and I don’t want to start any family wars. But if I had a time freezer, I could freeze time, visit the family, come back and unfreeze time to see if Sunday was a good day of fishing. If not, there’s always football.
Perhaps I should schedule my life around the weather and pressure fronts. If it’s cloudy, a front is moving through, or it’s lightly raining; then that is fishing time. When it’s sunny and clear skies with high pressure, that’s family road trip time. Or perhaps I could always clone myself. While one of me does everything but fishing, the other does only fishing. The only problem with that I could see is that I get jealous of the fishing me. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow or right now. Happy fishing and tight lines.