Crazy

So…I’ve been busy. In the past week I’ve decided to change jobs, sell my house and move back to the city. I accepted the job offer, had a buyer lined up and everything was a go. Something just wasn’t right, and the more I thought about it, prayed abo…

So...I've been busy. In the past week I've decided to change jobs, sell my house and move back to the city. I accepted the job offer, had a buyer lined up and everything was a go. Something just wasn't right, and the more I thought about it, prayed about it, and asked for advice from people I respect, it became clear that I was about to make a huge mistake. So, I passed on the job, canceled the sale, and am feeling great about my decision to stay. 

I knew things were amiss when a buddy of mine brought by his fishing stuff Monday afternoon and I'd actually forgotten mine. IT'S A SIGN! In an effort to repent, and possibly celebrate my decision, we got out and hit the local pond and stream this afternoon.

The pond was pretty off color, but gave up a few of it's smaller residents for closer inspection.
"Smaller" could be interchangeable with "Smallest"
With the pond not quite giving us what we'd hoped we headed over to the local stream to check up her. This stream fell victim to the Wood Hollow Fire in June of 2012, suffering a nearly 100% fish kill. So finding several fish, both Cutts and Browns, was really encouraging. Hopefully it will continue to recover.

Small, but I'm glad to be seeing more fish in this stream again
So basically, nothing's changing and we caught some little fish. But not bad for a Tuesday! Hope you can get out and enjoy the water.

- Kidder

Ride

Last weekend I took the family on a little ride to check out where the snow lines were, and to see if I could get into a certain lake. It’s just about time, but the wind kept me from trying with the wife and boys there. I did find a cool little beaver …

Last weekend I took the family on a little ride to check out where the snow lines were, and to see if I could get into a certain lake. It's just about time, but the wind kept me from trying with the wife and boys there. I did find a cool little beaver pond though.





I didn't get any fish out of the pond, but I did see some in the stream just below so I'll be checking back to see if anyone's home. Just nice to get out sometimes, even if the fishing doesn't cooperate. Hope you can get out and enjoy the water.

- Kidder


Quick Pike

I wasn’t going to get out this weekend at all, but then I started feeling it this afternoon and decided to head out with my boys to try for some pike. It’s pretty hard to keep them both in the game and give my own fishing any real effort, but one fish …

I wasn't going to get out this weekend at all, but then I started feeling it this afternoon and decided to head out with my boys to try for some pike. It's pretty hard to keep them both in the game and give my own fishing any real effort, but one fish for them is way better than any I could catch on my own. With that in mind I set them up and kept a mindful eye while they spent most of the afternoon playing near their poles. 


At least they're good friends

Once my oldest got serious, he put on the clinic pulling in two small pike.


The first

Gotta love that smile!

There are some plans to poison this lake to get rid of the pike and carp to establish a bass and bluegill fishery. I'll miss our little hammer-handles but would welcome an increased bass population. Whatever happens, I'll fish and be happy.


Gotta love geese over the pond
I was glad to get my boys out into the warm weather. Hope you can get out and enjoy the water.


- Kidder