Catch date:4/9/2016 7:47:00 AM
Story date:4/9/2016 1:00:00 PM
I've been nursing my leg since Surgery a few weeks. I've been unable to stand for an extended time, let alone stand on a rocking boat, so I decided to take part, standing on shore, for opening day of Trout season here in NJ. Its been quite a few years since I've done this, now I remember why. It was a mad house out there. The photo was taken about 1/2 hour before the official opening time, even more people arrived bankside, adding to the crowd. Come 8 am lines in, and it was just a line tangling mess. Guys throwing spinners catching lines that were bobber fishing as well as lines fishing the bottom. A few fish were caught, tangling lines on the way in as well. My patience lasted about an hour, that was all for me. I think I'll wait until everyone goes to work on Monday if I want to catch any Trout. Next plan is to climb my lame butt onto my boat and get her ready for the spring Striper run, maybe even get a Tog trip or two in before the season closes at the end of the month.