Monday, October 12, 2009

Poor timing

I had planned to sneak a half day of fishing in on Wednesday. My annual, or almost annual, smallmouth bass trip on the Mississippi River above Minneapolis.

As I sit in O'Hare Airport, waiting out my 2 hour delay to GET TO Minneapolis - snow and low visibility in the Twin Cities - I'm thinking that odds of that little trip coming together are diminishing with the visibility. Not because the fishing won't be any good - on the contrary, it would probably be great.

The real reasons (there are two):
1) I didn't pack enough clothing to make it through a bitter cold day. Couldn't fit that much stuff in my carry on

2) I'm getting older, and the days of me doing ANYTHING to catch some fish may well be seen only in the rear view mirror of life. As much as I love to catch big smallmouth - and there are very few things I like more than that - I hate freezing my butt off. If it was a local trip, there would be no question about going - I'd don my snowmobile suit, Pac Boots, and be off. But on a trip - not looking promising.

But it COULD come together - I'll let you know



Ben G. said...

Isn't our weather great here in MN?
We got about a half inch of snow on Friday and now we are supposed to get 3 to 6 today. The weather just went from summer to winter and skipped my favorite season.

Ben said...

Life's too short to let a little cold weather stop you from the things you love.

Go catch some fish. :)

Fish Whisperer said...

I'm with you. If the weather is crap I am staying home and blogging about fishing.
Tight lines and good weather

The Fisherbabe said...

I love SNOW...but maybe not so much when fishing!!!! Good Luck on that trip Joe ~ Have fun!!!


Anonymous said...

I'm with you. It's not so much that I can't stand the cold weather, but, I don't like to travel long distances to enjoy cold weather. I can do that close too home.

Wolfy said...

UPDATE - 9:45 PM Monday

Talked to my fishing buddy today. When I asked him if we were still going, he just looked at me, shrugged his shoulders, and said "sure".

Guess I'm fishing on Wednesday - time to man up!