This Saturday we headed out for a relaxing day trip to fish the Nottoway River. We decided on a 5-mile stretch from Double Bridge at Route 619 to the Route 630 Bridge. At both areas, there were decent ramps for launching canoes and fishing kayaks.
I noticed on my last trip that my REI Quarter Dome 2 tent had 3 small holes in the tent fly.
I suspect they were from pitching the tent when the fly was wet. As it dried in the sun, it got overly tight? Or, perhaps they are burn holes from campfire embers? I didn’t see any char marks, so I really think it is the former.
While shopping for fish finders on Amazon I ran across a neat little portable unit manufactured by Hawkeye Electronics. They had several models, but I am a fan of the standard grey scale screen that is easier to see in full sunlight so I picked up the Hawkeye FT1PX Kayak Dot Matrix Fish Finder
This past weekend, we decided to get out and do a bit of fishing and camping. We were heading out for a relaxing expedition down Virginia’s Rivanna River.
As the weekend approached, the weather forecast called for a chance of showers. Okay, no problems!
I was out trying to catch some monster crappie today, just casting around the shallow areas from the bank hoping to get one of the barn door sized slabs. Here in Virginia, a citation size crappie comes in at 15 inches.
To date, I have caught 9 crappie over that 15 inch mark. A few of those on a fly rod. I was hoping to catch number 10 and score an “Expert Angler” certificate.
This is big crappie season!
Every year around this time, the crappie school up at the shallow end of a nearby retention pond. Since figuring this out, I have been at that pond trying to catch those barn door size slabs.
Had a chance to get out on Virginia’s Pamunkey River over the weekend.
We knocked out close to 23 miles over the weekend and had a grand time.
A view along the trail
Here I sit in warm and sunny San Diego, California.
Ordinarily, I would be a happy camper to spend a few days exploring this area.
This particular trip is now stretching into 4 weeks. Today is my third day off for the 23 days I have been here.
I am a person who needs to spend a bit of time outside every now and again! We have been locked away in a windowless room, sequestered; trying to make sure the taxpayer is getting the best bang for the buck!
The past few days I have been doing my annual clean up and maintenance on my outdoor gear. Part of that is deciding what to do with some of that stuff.
What are you doing?
Like many, we all reflect on the past year, how it went, and what we want to accomplish by next year this time.