Just a few words, just a few hours on a salt pond

by | Jul 1, 2018 | Striped Bass Fishing

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You start here, west of the gut, heading for a low sun.

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Things change in a flash. For the better. Fish retreat from the shallows.

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Some things start to stir, some. Swirls appear. Wings flap. Still the air is still.

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So you round the corner, more to the east, more to all that God created and pause.

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So little is moving, it’s hard to believe the pond is so alive.

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Colors abound.

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Then everything starts to open. Everything is ready to be new again.

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If you are fortunate, you might share such a blossoming with an old friend.

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The hunt starts, fish swirl, feed, dart, run, hide, fool, elude, disappear.

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Before most had put on the coffee, some came to the fly,

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and to the lure.

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Both fish and fisherman were set free.

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3 Comments

  1. Dylan Raines

    Wow! Amazing photos! I gotta get on the water soon.

  2. Susan Costa

    Nice article. The photos are gorgeous. Are you using your camera or a phone? Beautiful, really beautiful. xxx Mom
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    • tcorayer

      all IPhone this weekend. I do take my “good” camera and the Go Pro but these last few days was all from the phone. Technology is amazing.

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