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Delaware River Fishing Trip

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Last weekend Proctor and I headed up to the annual fishing trip on the Delaware river. It was a great time though the fishing was horrible. I caught only one trout the whole weekend. The first day we went fishing it rained all day long:

The second day was at least sunny. A lot more folks had show up by this point and half of us got in canoes and headed down the East Branch. Below is a picture of our boats and fly rods.

Here my fishing partner, Fred, was working a nice riffle, though no fish showed any appearance.

A lot of what this weekend was about is sharing, hanging out, and having a great time. Here Tom and Sam sit on the remains of a old bridge support, having a good time.

I did happen to catch something, and while it wasn’t a fish, it was interesting, though in a gross kind of way.

This creature was somewhere between a foot and a half and two feet long. It had actually gotten snagged on my fly while I was fishing, when it rolled over I got a look at this:

A circular sucker mouth full of pointy little teeth.  Below is a video of it swimming away.

After I got back I looked it up on the internet and found out that it’s a Sea Lamprey. I guess they swim up the rivers to spawn.

We also recently upgraded our old digital point and shoot for a new camera, the Olympus 850sw. The selling point of this camera is that it’s completely waterproof. I tested it out on this bass I caught in the lake.

Anyway it was a great weekend and I can’t wait to get back to Starlight.