Monday, January 17, 2011

Who goes fishing in a snow storm?



Round Valley Reservoir, Hunterdon County, NJ on Jan 7, 2011 as the snowstorm begins



Yup, the dweebs fishing off this rock wall would be my son, Hunter & his friend Kyle. Have I ever told you my son is a fishaholic?

I decided to walk up the hill for some extra exercise, what the hell was I thinking, seriously, uphill in the snow & pitifully out of shape=guarantee of falling on either my arse or face at least once before doing some ungracious slide back down.

Someone made a little tree sculpture, seems to be typical to leave a mark here. I have found rock towers, big hearts made of rocks etc.
This is one of my favorite views, even during snow. Just wait till you see it on a nice day!!! Camped out on the point with friends several times when I was younger. I forgot how much time I used to spend here back then, and I'm very glad to be hanging out again, even if I have to bring a bunch of boys and fishing stuff.....soon I'll be tagging the manboy's boat I imagine...


Manny & I are at the top of the hill now, this just looked pretty at the moment.
Some ice fishermen on the "pond" side, further to the left is the swimming area.
The boys walking back, they had enough. The dots on the shore to the left are 3 guys who had just shown up to start fishing. Truth be told, I lost my phone here last week & we had to come to meet the guy who fishes here every weekend from 7 to 12.


I have been coming to Round Valley Reservoir  since I was kid  enjoying the swimming/recreation area, later on I hung out at the boat launch with friends and went hiking and camping. These days I am back fishing with my son and kayaking with my Mom. RV has some excellent fishing and only allows small motors, so all you "wake makers" don't even think about coming over! Another cool thing: RV has Bald Eagles! I haven't seen them yet but I'm still looking. Of course going on snowy days is NOT conducive to finding eagles with white heads...or seeing much of anything, DUH.  But actually, even on a good day, I'm going to have to walk a lot further cause RV is pretty big and there really isn't any "walking" access to the other side, which of course is most likely where they are. The past few weeks that I have been there I have seen: coots (flock in the first picture), Buffleheads, Hooded Mergansers, Common Loon (!!!!), Mallards, Black Ducks to name a few. One late afternoon THOUSANDS of Canadian Geese, I swear!!!, flew over. It was incredible!!! Not only the noise from the geese was wild, but the sound of all those wings was  eerie like some kind of spaceship was coming. I tried to film it but it was to dark and my battery was almost non existent by then.
If you like the outdoors,  I have no doubt you will absolutely love it here.

Oh yeah....guess where I'm going in the next hour or so????? Fishing at Round Valley with Hunter and guess whats coming again? My poor husband, he's already given us several lectures about the ice, and the cold and the.....LATER!

5 comments:

TS said...

Doing what you love regardless of the weather is true passion. That being said - be careful!! :o)

One said...

Your images are very pretty. Be careful...

Ali said...

Oh my goodness, I cannot believe how cold it looks. We are in the middle of summer here... admittedly it's not very hot, but it's certainly not snow cold!

Karen said...

What beautiful pictures, Jester. I've been also enjoying your posts over on Life's Highway. That was one SERIOUSLY big dog!

Swamp Thing said...

Most days outdoors in January can be qualified with your statement, "What the hell was I thinking." It's cold out there....just a few more days out until waterfowl season ends and perch season starts.

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