Friday, April 12, 2013

Exploring Some New Water

Here are a few pictures from a recent trip to the James River. Not much happening in the way of fishing due to the unusually cool Spring we've had , but it was great to get out and explore the ponds and three different sections of river. I'll be headed back when the weather warms up to catch a few of the Smallmouth Bass that I know hang out there when the water is warmer.

We've had beautiful weather lately.

I can't wait to see it when everything is green.

A fishy looking stretch of river.

Some kind of sunken boat?

More river

Even more river

Lots of snags , but fishy water for sure.

Behind the snags.

The snag,

I'm sure this is a great shady place to relax in the Summer.

Another section of river.

One of my favorite pictures from the weekend.

A pond hidden in the hills.

More of the pond.

I was tempted...

Always reassuring.

My baby and a worm

Lilly pads! There's a small turtle in their somewhere.


Easy to forget you're on the river.

A first for me in freshwater
What a fun weekend of camping with the wife and kids!

Some of these pictures have previously appeared on G+ and Facebook , and a question I posted on G+ along with answers from fellow blogger John from FCS ,  has led me to believe that the snail shell pictured above is from an invasive species. I'm going to look into it further , and hopefully have some answers to post here. It was a good reminder that , as fishermen and women , we need to be vigilant when we see things that appear out of place. I'm afraid invasives are going to become a more common problem as the years go by...

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately invasives are an ongoing problem. We, as individual fisherpersons, must do what we can to prevent the spread.


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