Walking the Dog and Toying with Tackle

The Kentucky woods are again draped in ice and snow. Unusual for this slice of the country. By early March we are usually seeing green and catching crappie.

Green remains hard to come by but crappie are already being caught, of course. Fishing is a year-round proposition here, although I doubt that many boats were on neighborhood lakes today. The half-inch of ice and 4-5 inch topping of snow that piled up overnight coupled with the 5 degree wind chill would have made boat launching treacherous and being on the water foolhardy.

So while the weather moderates I’ll toy with tackle; re-checking reels already cleaned and re-lined and tackle bags, boxes and vests that have been sorted, re-sorted and re-sorted again.

Thankfully, there’s plenty of work to do. A couple of stories and a book chapter need to be finished before trout next week and maybe a go at crappie Saturday if the weatherman hits his 50 degree prediction.

Until then, at least the retriever likes playing in the snow.  IMG_1699

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