On the calendar, it’s Spring. However, old Mother Nature hasn’t woke from her Winter slumber. Currently (April 8) it is 35 degrees in Missouri, with a forecast of a high of 42%. Not exactly Spring temps!
The golf course and fishing lakes and rivers are lurking in my patience! Maybe next week?
Brothers and Sisters it is HOT! For the last few days we have had triple digit heat here in Missouri (St. Charles MO). I wanted to go fishing this morning before it got too hot…but couldn’t get up early enough as I stayed up to 2:00 am watching repeats of the Jason Bourne movies; one after the other in order!
Yesterday it got up to 104 degrees. It’s supposed to get up to 105 today, then cool down to 96 for a high tomorrow (Sunday). Maybe I hit the river early tomorrow while its only in the 80s until about 11:00 am The fish will be deep, trying to stay cool!
St. Charles (St. Louis) heat with high humidity. Been bringing in the Husky (Sky) and she is grateful!
Stay cool and have a great weekend. Gotta go do some research on whats biting on what bait/lures in this heat. Bass?
Taking two of my oldest grandsons fishing this morning. Its something we can do together and I can still keep up. It’s important to spend time with your grandchildren, family. I wish when I was younger, I had spent more time with mine, and ask the right questions, lots of questions. As an example, I was speaking with my great-grandfather, from my father’s side, when I was a teenager. He lived on a farm in Illinois. He told me about the time Jesse James and the James’ Gang were passing through, returning to Missouri from Minnesota. He spoke about hiding his horses when they heard the gang would be coming close by. He talked about how tense it was, until they knew they had passed.
Grand-kids can learn a lot from their grandparents, but you have to spend time together. All will benefit. I wish I had lived closer to my grandparents and spent more time with them. I did go fishing with my grandpa. Just passing on the family tradition.
Maybe the fishing is about to turn for the better. Saw some bass today near the banks in shallow water, pre-spawning period. Trouble was, I was playing golf, not fishing. While walking along the cart path near the edge of a couple of the courses lakes, I spotted a few bass for the first time this spring. Just yesterday nothing, not even a minnow.
Since the end of February, I have been out fishing six times. Today and the last couple of times out, the weather has been perfect. I wish the fishing were as good as the weather. The last Missouri fishing report was only fair for the lakes and slow on the rivers, Cat & bass both!
I had a few bites yesterday on nightcrawlers (those poor pathetic Canadian crawlers) and a couple today. Just nibblers it seems. I’ve been bank fishing, so most of the fish must still be pretty deep. Not much activity around the banks, not seeing minnows or anything. Seems like the water temps are warm enough it should be getting better. It maybe, but seems really slow. I had better success as kid, when I just threw a nightcrawler to the bottom without a bobber.
Read an article this morning on the Canadian Nightcrawlers vs. European. Canadian is bigger? Not sure there is a difference between a European Nightcrawler and an American Nightcrawler; no mention of the good ol USA crawler in the article. Here is my latest experience with the Canadian big worm……….the ones you buy at Wal-Mart ain’t so big……..yes we say ain’t in Missouri.
I won’t be getting Canadian Crawlers from Wal-Mart again. I made this purchase about 4 weeks ago and they were a very disappointing 3 inches long when I opened the carton. That maybe okay for kids fishing for pan fish……..but I’m looking for Cat and Bass.
You can get a nice big juicy American Crawler in your back yard and you don’t have to go deep in the turf to find them. You can find them crawling around your yard after a nice little rain shower as well.
Don’t have a spot in your yard you can dig? Take a small spade (shovel) to the river or lake, turnover some soil on the bank and touche! Gold!!! Don’t dig up your city or county park though!!!
Yes, I’m going fishing; after I go turn the spade in our flower garden. American Crawlers can not be beat.
This is a hell of a lot more fun than talking politics. Can you picture Rachel Maddow fishing? Just asking…………
Its Sunday morning, going to go relax in God’s beautiful creation at a nearby lake, throw a couple of lines in; see if I hook anything. Temps are only in the middle to upper 40s, but what the heck, maybe I get lucky and still enjoy the morning if not.