I just graduated from high school a few weeks ago, and I've been super busy. I've been all over the place, from the Catskills, to the beach and a whole bunch of places in between. It's been quite a while since I've put a new post up, so I figured I'd try to get back into the swing of things. So on that note...
This year, I had made it a goal to spend as much time on the Delaware River System as possible, and I did. For a three week period, I was driving up twice a week for a day or two at a time, and even though it was tiring, expensive, and frustrating, I had an absolute blast. Unfortunately, the last time I was up there about two weeks ago, I was dumb and took a solid wader shot trying to cross some heavy riffles. Of course, me being the idiot I am, I had my phone in my pocket. Needless to say, my phone was ruined and I lost a ton of pictures from all my trips since the end of May. (ALWAYS backup. Idiot.) Anyway, I got a new phone and a sick waterproof case, so we will not be having this issue again. When I was up there, I caught some good fish, fished with some good people and explored a lot of new water, so it was all most definitely worth it for me.
I fished in the Poconos and Lehigh valley a few times in that period as well, and that was also a ton of fun. Many of the creeks were starting to get low and hatches were winding down, but I managed to catch fish on every trip, so I can't really complain. I fished with a few good friends and two of my former high school teachers on some of those trips and a great time was had by all. I also went hiking with a few of my buddies in the Poconos and got some really cool pictures, but the West Branch spill killed them as well. (Idiot yet again.)
I've been living at my beach house for the last two or so weeks, and again, I've been having lots of fun. I only fished twice while down there, but I managed to get into some solid action in the inlets and sod bank marshes later at night. One evening while driving to meet some friends, I saw a group of birds working a small blitz in the back bay along the road. I immediately pulled over, grabbed a rod and caught a bunch of little bluefish that were busting on silversides in a little cover area. Talk about a blast on a 5 weight.
So there you have it... A quick recap of the past month for me. Hope my little story didn't bore you guys, but I'm home again, so look for some new posts coming up. I will be out doing some bass fishing, maybe a little striper fishing at the beach and a whole lot of scouting for archery season, so keep an eye out for some cool pictures and stories in the next few weeks.