The famous nocturnal Hex hatch of the Midwest (and a few other lucky locations) stirs to the surface mythically large brown trout that only touch streamers for the rest of the year.
|Lower West Branch of the Delaware River
|You know I can't devulge exactly where I fish
|Time of Day
|6:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
|Wild rainbow and wild browns
|Conditions & Hatches
|No bugs but a very good streamer bite due to the high and turbid water conditions.
It looks like my fishing might be done for 2017. I was diagnosed, after an X-ray and a MRI, with degenerative spinal arthritis and spinal stenosis. At 74 years old I have to really think it through if I want to undergo major surgery that has a recovery period to pre operation mobility of 8 - 12 months.
I have made much improvement in having less pain. I stopped taking the Gabepentin entirely about two weeks ago and have reduced the stronger pan pill from 300 mg a day to just 100 mg. I still have some minor leg pain but since the pain has diminished so much that I'm not sure if getting an epidural pain block injection is really needed any more. I need to discuss this with the neurosurgeon I have been seeing.
I can't get the epidural while there is a chance the small blood clot in my right leg is still present. My PCP told me if I continue to take the Eliquis for two months there is a very good likelihood that the clot will have dissolved.
I was able to walk today for the first time without my walker. I had to use two canes and it wasn't pretty and I only walked about 20 feet but it was progress. I'm exercising to rebuild the musculature I lost from sitting still for almost six weeks in my leather swivel chair.
if ya can't wade, get that boat!