I had an opportunity to get out for a day of fishing on the Nottoway River, even Scott was able to get a kitchen pass for the day.
The weather promised a beautiful day, although the morning temperature started out in the upper 40’s. The weather forecast promised high’s in the 70’s and sunny. Continue reading
It was a raining Friday morning in the Tidewater area when I finished loading up the truck for some long weekend James River smallmouth bass fishing. Today’s destination was the Hardware River Wildlife Management Area boat ramp.
Heading out on this last minute decision of a fishing trip was a much better way to spend a day off from work than listening to the Misses watch the latest reruns of Housewives and daily chores. The chores could wait for another day. Continue reading
A couple of days ago, I decided to go out and make a few casts at a nearby retention pond.
After a few casts, something gave my bait a big thump. On caveman instinct, I set the hook, almost falling backwards into the brush. Continue reading
Yikes, a beautiful fall day just makes you want to be outside doing stuff!
Last night after some wheeling and dealing, I was able to negotiate a day of fishing out of Midge. Actually I think she prefers that I get out of the house when it’s nice outside. Continue reading
Scott and I were itching to get out for a weekend fishing trip. It had been over a month since we had done a river fishing trip. The last trip being down this very same river, –the Rivanna.
Today was shaping up to be on the cooler side of the 100-degree mark. We have experienced about 2 weeks of temperatures north of the “feels like” 100 degree mark. There was a chance of rain later, but I wanted to get outside and get in a bit of fishing.
The Nottoway was on my short list, I wanted to paddle farther upstream than my last outing on this river. So I got up early, loaded up the gear, and headed on out the door.
The weatherman said that today was going be the best day of the weekend.
With that bit of information, I hurriedly loaded up my Tarpon 140 fishing kayak on the truck along with the usual assortment of rods and baits.
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.
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!