Thursday, April 28, 2011

Forgotten waters

We all have them, some water body you have been meaning to fish again back when you used to fish it, It was slowly forgotten. The banks weathered, fish came and gone, and you went on fishing where you've explored newer and better waters. But those forgotten waters still lurk, staying under the radar but still producing fish. You remember some days and want to take a trip out there, wondering if it's the same as it used to be. Results can be surprising, sometimes you'll find some really great fishing, making you wonder why you ever stopped fishing the place. On the other hand, you can come upon a bust, trash filled banks, stunted fish, and undesirable species. That's the lure of forgotten waters, the memories of how things used to be and what they've come to be after time has passed.

I fished one of those waters today.Two small ponds that I used to fish frequently back 4 or 5 years ago. Those places are still ok, not really as they were at their best but I did pretty damned good for being out of the game here for so long. I caught on a size 12 blue Theo's bomber on my 2wt.
Got a few nice gills. The others were average but this one was a chunk.

Nice little bass. I was pleasantly surprised.
So, remember back a few years. Go fish those forgotten waters you've been meaning to hit. Who knows? You could have a chance at some really great fishing you've been missing out on.

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