Monday, December 9, 2013
Life is truly about enjoying the small moments in time when freedom to relax can be taken advantage of. Stress melts away. It wasn't many afternoons ago I found time to throw a fishing line into the river. Afternoon temperatures were warm so I cut loose from work early to test a new fishing spot. Now and then it's nice to escape for a few hours. Heavy fog set in before I arrived at my destination. I wandered about a few paths, taking photos, on the long trail to the river. The forest was peaceful. The only audible sound was that of a few chickadee's. I spotted a nice spot by the river. A large rock alongside the riverbed made for an ideal, comfortable seat to toss a few casts.
I had dug worms from the backyard and placed them into an old Tupperware dish. Each worm drew several bites. Actually, they were more like nibbles. My few worms disappeared, one piece at a time, into the dark depth of the river. I tried casting to several locations with varying depths and potential 'hiding spots' for trout. All had the same result. I hope for better luck next time. Any day on a river is a good day. Get outside and enjoy!
Rhon Bell, an outdoor enthusiast, spends his time exploring the Maine Woods and documenting his journeys.
Growing up in Aroostook County, he embraced the outdoor lifestyle at a young age. Living today near Portland, he spends weekends and week-long adventures hiking New England summits, canoeing the historic Maine waterways, and ice fishing for lake trout.
Follow the journey as Window to the Woods discovers new destinations, and check out his other blog, Backwoods Plaid.