New Jersey: Local Pond 2/21/18 4:45 – 5:45 pm

Date: 2/21/18

Time: 4:45 - 5:45 pm

Location: Local Pond

Weather: Sunny and Very Warm, Air Temperature 76, Water Temperature 64, Wind SW and Light, Moon 23% Visible, Pressure 30.26


I didn't catch a fish, but fish were active. It was incredible to see water temperatures so high. It made sense because today was a record breaker. Some parts of New Jersey pushed 80 degrees.

It was like a summer evening as I slowly approached the water. Far from the water's edge, fish felt my boots and darted into deeper water. As I fished, I saw other swirls in deeper parts of the pond.

I got a phone call during this session from Shop Rite Joe. He's going to handle beer and wine for my wedding. It was a call I had to take.

Even though I didn't connect with a fish, I was glad I went. At this stage in my fishing, casting a fly rod is all about feel, timing, and muscle memory. I love getting to know my equipment. Style comes with comfort.

You get better by going.

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