Daily Fishing and Outdoor Report
Sunday, January 06, 2013: Sweet day out there. Can’t say I’m ready to dedicate fishing time with a slew of off-roading option awaiting in the Pines. However, I have a quite-cool telescoping freshwater rod/reel outfit I’ll use to tease pickerel in a couple way-back lake-ish areas. The sites, only reachable by 4WD, are more like sunken forests, with stumps and ghost cedars jutting up through blackish water -- creating a look unique to our Pinelands. The pickerel are never real big but they’ll be very aggressive on a day like this, with slightly milder weather and plenty of sun. The shallows are the target zones. In such overgrown wetland habitat, I fish “torpedoes.” They make a nice racket with those tiny props and can also be steered through insanely stumped zones.
Unbelievable. The two raccoon I drove miles from the house they were invading are already back again -- but unable to access attic where they formerly lived, before we evicted them. Yes, it's the same ones, per distinct marking on one. The family has actually taken a liking to teem now that they're no longer uninvited house guests. They might even build a little shed for them. It must be nice living where you don't need a slew of permits to build "a little shed."