Thursday, September 9, 2010

Labor Day Blues... the fun kind :)

"When life gives you lemons... you make lemonade." I believe that's how the saying goes right? Lol... With Hurricane Earl churning up the Western Atlantic this past weekend, we were all forced to do a little bit of juice making.

Marianne and I had been planning a nice trip to Rhode Island with my parents for this past Labor Day weekend. All of us had been looking forward to the trip with high hopes for great weather, fine dinning, and fun fishing. Still, our best laid plans are often that--just plans. Hurricane Earl was headed straight towards Cape Cod, and the weather forecast for Rhode Island wasn't looking very promising.

Our solution? We headed south to Ocean City Maryland where the storm had passed quietly the night before.

Luckily, our choice turned out to be a pretty good one. We enjoyed great weather our entire trip, ate lots of excellent food, visited with some good friends, and we caught some pretty decent fish.

The water was a little bit messed up from the storm, but Dad and I were still able to pick up a couple of flounder from the Rt. 50 Bridge on Saturday afternoon. Our best fishing came on Sunday night however.

Sunday was the last full day of our trip, so as far as the fishing was concerned, it was "now or never." The four of us decided to head on up on the bridge in hopes that we could possibly find a couple summertime-resident striped bass. As luck would have it, we didn't catch any stripers... but we did get into some pretty decent bluefish--especially for mid-summer. When it was all said and done, we fished for a couple of hours and sacrificed a generous collection of soft plastic lures to the yellow-eyed demons. Marianne took top honors with the most and the largest bluefish, and we all had a great time! (Her hubby was VERY proud of her!)

Right now it is cool and a little bit windy outside. Fall is in the air here in central PA. Since returning from our trip, I haven't been able to do any fishing around home, but I did get to spend a little bit of time in the woods preparing for hunting season. I have to say that I am seriously looking forward to getting back out on the water though. The weather has been beautiful the past couple of days. So get out there now if you can, you won't regret it. Until next entry, thanks again for reading.

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