NANFA-- orangespots /days too short

R. W. Wolff (
Sun, 25 Aug 2002 12:22:01 -0500

Yesterday Bill Wolfe ( new NANFA member, old friend) went on a adventure to
try to catch some orange spotted sunfish. We had a few new areas to try,
which were dismal failures. Lastly we decided to try a tried and true spot,
but that also gave up only green sunfish. Thinking of a spot nearby that
sometimes produced well, we headed over there at dusk. By the time we
arrived it was too dark to fish. Then taking the wrong highway out of town
we headed west instead of east and added another 45 minutes to the trip
On the way home we were discussing what a miserable day it was for not
catching any of the target specie. Then came up with an optimistic way to
look at this. Other than the obvious of how nice it was to get out and do
something, on can look back come winter and say " at least I tried that spot
once this year". If we would have stayed home, we would have had no one to
blame but ourselves for not having orangespotted sunfish. My Great Grandpa
used to say, " you can not catch a fish if your line is not in the water".
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