Saturday, November 11, 2023

I Went, I Saw, I Came Home

They started stocking Lake Camanche on 11/1 with 1000 lbs. at the North Shore Ramp, another 1000 lbs. at the South Shore Ramp, and 1000 lbs. at the Trout Pond.  

Unfortunately I've finally come to the realization that I can not negotiate river or lake shores. 

The situation as it stands is that I can not take a chance of falling. 

I fell in May and again in June. Those two times I was in my living room. In May, I was able to get up with a little help from my wife. 

In June she went to the garage and got my double thick knee pad and a bucket. I was able to get up as far as being on my knees (on the knee pad) and then leaning on the bucket, stand up.

Out at the lake (or on a creek), should I fall, it would be on fairly large rocks or (God forbid) into the lake or creek itself. That just can not happen.

So, sadly as it is, I'm done. There is a possibility I might be able to throw in a line at Upper Lake next August. We'll see. 

So I hope you'll continue to stop by. I'll try to post some interesting "stuff" by and by.  

Thank you one and all.

Stay tuned.   


  1. Mark
    You remind me of my fly fishing friend, Ivan, who stopped fishing with me four years ago; he was 83 then. He told me that he couldn't risk falling at his age. He had to get down on his hands and knees on the pier to get into my boat. I felt terrible for him as I do you. I hope you and your wife can still make trips in the camper.

    1. We have plans. Whether they will come to fruition is another story. We'll see.