Tuesday, August 8, 2017


Seeing a blitz makes my heart beat faster, progressively getting louder and louder until I can actually feel it in my throat. Then I begin to perspire, starting with my forehead and progressing to my neck and palms. My hands shake, my casting becomes clumsy, and I have a hard time doing anything but gawk at the mayhem ensuing before me. It's visual and auditory violence, and if there's an oily baitfish like bunker in the mix there is an olfactory element to it. Just acres of bait fishing getting torn up by big mean fish.

Usually this is when I wake up in bed soaked with sweat and breathing like I just sprinted a mile. But this time I still haven't woken up. Maybe it really did happen, maybe my alarm is about to go off....


  1. Amazing nature! That is very exciting to watch.
    Tie, fish, write and photo on...

    1. If you're a fisherman seeing this stuff for the first time changes your life.

  2. Rowan
    Simply awesome!! Nature is truly amazing!