The snow and ice have melted, and I've awoken from a bit of blogging hibernation. There is so much to catch up on around here, and especially out there with all of my fellow bloggers. Yesterday (May 15th) during lunch I opted to not eat - what a lie! I never eat during my lunch time. There's more important things to do with my time like fish, edit photos/video, or nap. (I just eat while I'm working. I mean who doesn't!?!)
So, during lunch yesterday, I stopped by a spot really close to work. I didn't have any fly rods set up and I wanted to maximize my time fishing, so, I grabbed my casting rod and tossed a swim jig with a paddle tail trailer. I was sure to have a steel leader on, because, I know there are gators present.
Stirred up quite a few of these during lunch, it must have been the new gator hat from 720 Fly. I even managed to cast my rod and reel into the water! Hilarious! It wasn't hard to retrieve out of the water, so, that's a plus. It is full of dirt and sand, so, I'll definitely have to clean it up. I have it on video, so, be on the look out for that sometime in the very near future.
After work, I decided to head over to the same spot with my fly rod. I hooked several trees and thought I was going to break my fly line each time I was trying to rip my fly line out of them. I managed to hook up with one gator, and I'm pretty sure it was one I had hooked earlier with the swim jig. It's great to be fishing in short sleeve again. Shorts were needed. It was too damn hot out for my jeans.
Hat - 720 Fly
Net - Rising Fish
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