Originally Posted by Big Sky
With all the politics lately, (just in case you are confused), peace of mind is found here.
As far as I could tell the fish had no clue there was a government shut down. For that matter it weren't much on my mind either. ;)
not being critical or anything, but noticed you were wearing felt soled boots on your waders. Last time I heard they were illegal up your way (or are soon to be illegal). If they're still OK to use, soak the felt in a cup of bleach and hot water to kill off the parasites (mostly rock snot). I've been thru four pairs of boots so far, and should have just bought Korkers in the first place, or the new ones from L.L.Bean.
Anyway a good day's fishing will usually take a load off your mind. I was out two days ago, and fished for about an hour on a large pond. Caught one bass, two crappie, and seven or eight blue gill. All were caught on a Tellico.