Saturday, May 30, 2015

Kids' First Fishing Trip of 2015

I was supposed to be in Saudi Arabia this week, and when my trip was unexpectedly (and thankfully) cancelled I chose to take the kids fishing.  I wanted to get up early and start the day below Melton Hill dam searching for yellow or white bass.  However, we ended up sleeping in and going to the upper portion of Melton Hill lake, although I had to stop first and pick up my 2015 TN Sportsman's License before they raise the prices ~20% next month. 

After about an hour and a half of sitting in the sun with no activity, the kids wanted to grab some lunch.  So, we drove into Oak Ridge and grabbed a burger at our favorite burger joint, The Other One. 

After lunch was over, the kids wanted to go back at it.  They did excellent today, and we extremely patient especially considering we caught no fish.  I honestly dislike fishing in public areas as I know they get hammered and the fish are ultra spooky.  However, on short notice and without access to a boat we had to make do with what we have.  Today really makes me wish I had a two person kayak to take the at least one of the kids out to an area where they have a much better chance of catching fish. 

We ended up calling it a day around 2:00, but the kids smiling faces were completely worth it.  This week is my son's birthday, so I will probably try to take him out again.  In addition to that, I may even try to get over to the Clinch considering how favorable the generation schedules have been for the past couple of weeks.  I have spent quite a bit of time over the past couple of weeks working to get the master bathroom remodeled, and it should be finished this week.  So, some time out of the water will help me to unwind from the stressful past few weeks.

Until next time...

Tight lines and God bless!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Just Checking In

It has been a while since I last posted, so I felt like I would check in.  I am shocked at how difficult it has been to stay up to date on the blog.  Between work, church, duties at home, two kids, and trying to get in some hunting or fishing in my spare time it leaves virtually no time to post any reports or gear reviews.  I have recently purchased quite a bit of hunting and camping gear, all of which I would like to do a video review of.  Although I don't know how long it will be before I will get around to uploading it.  So, in the meantime I hope everybody is out there hunting, fishing and camping.  Please stay tuned for upcoming reports and reviews.

God Bless,

19" Clinch River Brown