Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Trip To Sacramento

A little change in colors for the new year.

I had several errands to run in Sacramento today so I figured, While I was down there I'd do a little fishing, as time permitted. Since Fishermans Warehouse and American Fly Fishing Company don't open until 10:00am, I'd first stop by Hagen Park Pond. I did a post about this little pond in Rancho Cordova last February and mentioned that I had encountered 7 gentlemen fishing. I thought it would be a good time to practice with my fly rod since they stocked last week and were going to stock this week too. Well, I guess everybody (I stopped counting at 30 people) found that out too and there were so many people fishing I didn't even take out a rod. I would show you a picture, but Blogger won't upload it.

Left there and completed my trips to Fishermans Warehouse, American Fly Fishing Company, and dropped some stuff off at my Daughter-in-Law's. It left me a little time to run by the American River and cast a couple of Steelhead lures. I was able to put in about 45 minutes and then had to boogie. Steelhead 5, Shoreman 0. Still working on them.

OK, so you ask "why didn't he stay longer"? I have to clean the flue on our wood stove every 3 weeks or take a chance of a flue fire (I've had 2 in the last 5 years) and the 3 weeks was up last Saturday plus, it's going to be cold and wet for the next 3 days, out here, and it just needed to be done more than I needed to be fishing. Priorities. Sometimes priorities suck, but I took it like a man. OK, I cried. Just kidding.

Still want to get one more day fishing before the year ends. We'll see what happens.

Till the next adventure.

Mark (Shoreman)


  1. Hey Shoreman! I like the newer, bolder colors. Nice change.

    I know what you mean about priorities. I wasn't able to get out deer hunting today because I fell behind on chores.

    I hope next year brings you a steelhead! Good Luck!!

  2. It is a wise man who takes care of home base, especially cleaning the flue to prevent another fire. Those fish will still be there for your next trip. Your persistence will pay off on one of those Steelhead soon!

    Happy Hook Ups in 2010!

    P.S. Sending you an email this evening about my blog changes.

  3. 30 on one small lake, that's 29 too many. I feel your priorities, I have to do stock take and paper work this week end. I want to fish but will see how the work goes.
    Tight lines
    Happy New Year

  4. The next time you get out and fish those tears will be forgotten and you'll cast with the ease of knowing your house isn't on fire. Life is fair like that sometimes~
    Wishing you a score one for Shoreman in 2010 against those steelhead!