I had a day to fish today. I handed my daughter over to her mom this morning and then I got to go fishing. First, I had to get a license… yes, it is February and I didn’t have a license yet. So sad.
I started off in San Lorenzo at a little city park. The visibility was just about zero and there were about a million birds. No luck. Might have seen one carp-caused boil, but that was it.
Left there and headed to Lake Elizabeth in Fremont. I wanted to fish this because it is IN Fremont, where I now live. I didn’t want to fish it because it shares a name with my ex-wife. In the end the lake gave me just about as much encouragement as my ex-wife. Lots of folks out and a really large number of elderly Asian men with lines in the water/bells on their rods. No love and I moved on.
I headed toward water I used to fish when I lived in the San Ho. Calero Reservoir is south of the city and, really, kind of pretty. There was as stiff wind when I got there and the water was a bit churned up. I saw no waving carp tails. I saw no breaching fish. I saw nothing. I ended up just blind casting into likely places with a fly I tied last night.
Persistence paid off, kind of.
Well… at least I’m in the books for 2013 with a fly caught fish. Good to see some new waters, check on other options and good to be able to fall back on some old water to find a fish.
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