Winter 2013

2/24/2013: I fished for a while at Upper and Lower Sportsman’s Lakes in the late afternoon. No action for me, but I did see a guy catch a trout. There were a handful of people around the area, and I got the sense that a few people had caught a fish or two. I’m ready for winter to be over…

2/18/2013: Trout…it was cold yesterday afternoon, hovering around freezing, but I decided to take advantage of the sun. I headed to Scott County Park, which, luckily, was not frozen over. I was there by myself, with the mallards and fly-over geese. After throwing a spinner for a while, I tossed a fat red worm from my garden. The trout were jumping a bit, but slow to take what I offered. Finally, a decent little rainbow took the bait. I couldn’t convince any of his friends to join us, and it was getting dark. Looks like trout for lunch today…

1/5/2013: Happy New Year! I thought I’d take advantage of 40° and sunny to go out a bit today. I tried to catch sauger at Lock 7 on the Kentucky…no luck. So I packed up and drove to Mingo in Nicholasville; literally covered in waterfowl of every description. Several hundred Canadian geese, gray geese, mallards, and a few types of duck I don’t know the name for. No way I could cast for trout with that many birds on such a small pond. So, I headed to Jacobson, which was mostly frozen over. I did find a corner of the lake not frozen, and threw a roostertail for a while…no trout, didn’t see any jumping, nothing. Just an off day, but nice to get outside, anyway.

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