Thursday, October 4, 2012

If It Smells Like Rain.

Hi There,

If it smells like rain, it will probably rain...
I should have remembered that.
We got the first rain of the season, and of course, it happened on a day when I was going to spend just a short time fishing in a new spot.

A member of the FFF forum called called Olfart, said that he would show me around the traps of Lee Point.
Lee Point as a good reputation on big Queenfish and Trevally, for land based anglers.

So at around 5:15am, I was there waiting for him, and in the darkness, I could not yet see the sky...
This should have been the first warning sign, as it was supposed to be nearly full moon.
But hey, I was so happy to go fishing in a new spot that I wanted to try for a long time, that I din't even think about it.

Olfart arrived and we went on the beach where the day was rising...
What a sight...

A cloudy morning.

We were yet to get any rain yet this year, and these clouds just seemed to be passing through.
Still when My fishing buddy started to walk in the water, to commence fishing, I should have known better, just looking at the sky.

Heavy sky.

We fished for a little while.
And he kept saying, ho maybe we should get out of here before the rain hit.
And I was like, no we will be fine, way too early in the year for the rain to come.
So after a bit of unfruitful fishing, he told me, Hey turn around and look behind us:

Clouds to the top of the sky.

We were surrounded by a sky leaden by dark clouds.
That was the first day this season that the havens looked so cloudy.
Which finally made me come to my senses, it was time to pack up if we din't want to get drenched.
We packed up quickly and started to walk back along the beach, and the sky then unlashed some serious rain on all the unsuspecting anglers and walkers who had stayed there.
And we were not to the car yet...

First rain of the year!

So we rushed to the car, and headed back home as there was no way that we could have continued fishing there in these conditions.
I had to drive very slowly and carefully as it was hard to see what was going on.
The first rain was not messing around, it was falling hard.

Driving in the rain.

Now don't get me wrong, the  first rain is generally welcome and the end of the dry season.
But why just at the time when I was fishing a new spot for the first time.
Now, I may have to wait the start of the next dry season to fish that spot again.
Waiting all the time, with an imagination full of big fish...

But hey, it could be worse.
Have a good day,

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Fish Whisperer said...

You should have kept on fishing. The fish don't care if it is raining and it was probably warm, so what the heck, fish on!
Tight Lines

Rambling Expat said...

Hi Fish Whisperer,

The water was becoming all muddy and we felt like we were getting frozen, not use to the rain yet, just after the dry...

But yes, I have heard of some very good session under the rain.

Have a good day,

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