Monday, February 1, 2016

Changing Temperatures, but Pretty Good Week

This past week was a mix of temperatures; from cold and rainy, and sunny and windy - to perfect for being on the lake.   Early in the week Rich finally got someone to come over and look at the boat motor.  Real nice guy - who was familiar with our home town of Elmira, NY, and our fishing lakes out near Tyrone, NY; Lamoka and Waneta.  He found a small electrical problem with the motor and had it fixed in just a few minutes!  Good news!  And before he left he took our name and contact information.  He know people who rent on Lamoka and Waneta and said he'd check into a possible rental.  We'll see...........

So on Tuesday or Wednesday we finally got out in the boat.  Absolutely beautiful day.  Took a ride down the canal and out to the lake.   We didn't go too far from the canal entry, as the gas tank was just below a 1/4 of a tank.  Didn't have any live bait with us, but we drifted for an hour or so, fishing with a jig, but didn't have any luck.  Clouds came in and it got pretty windy and the water got a bit choppy - so we headed back in.  It was nice just being out on the water for a while.

The rest of the week was a bit cold and wet.  But Friday, Rich took a trip into town got gas for the boat and picked up some worms and minnows, and we headed out mid morning on Saturday and fished for 4-5 hours.  Nothing spectacular,  but Rich did catch a nice 3 lb, large mouth bass, and I could 5 really nice, pan fish (Blue Gills).  Was hoping Rich would fillet them....but he said I had to have a minimum of 6 - and I just could not catch that 6th one.   Fished in the bay on the northern part of the lake, and then over along the west side.  Saw the plane take off on the other side of the lake. 

 I spent a lot of time this past week watching the Australian Open.  Saturday I was over joyed when Serena Williams LOST........ and Sunday when Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray!    Sunday was a perfect day for cooking out, so I made a potato salad and skewered some chick and veggies for Rich to cook on the grill.  And then today I made up a batch of homemade cheddar biscuits that we'll enjoy with some left over macaroni and cheese.     Probably have to take a nap later!  Iowa caucus tonight!  Unfortunately results won't be in until well after midnight!!!  We'll see if I make it or not!   Go Trump!

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