Monday, February 5, 2018– Well it certainly is not better that the worst day on Wall Street. I may have broke even on the lake today, but lost a big chunk of my portfolio today and it stings. I picked Monday to fish this weekend because I figured everybody would fish on Saturday before the Superbowl, and I decided to stay home yesterday on Sunday to witness the Patriots have a bad day. That has to be one of the best Superbowls I’ve ever watched. Monday morning at Dino was empty with three boats out and a float tube fly guy. I decided to fish the wooded coves again this weekend and started out where I had luck last week. I didn’t tap a fish for the two hours I fished it. I then fished the earthen dam and and all the coves on the east side that had trees coming out of it. With no bites or follows, I booked on over to the BOP where I saw a fly fisherman working the really shallow water. I worked the Dam from Dave’s Rock to the Guardrail with nothing. I ran over to the racks and fished the pillars for an hour before getting run off. The pumps were on but no surface current visible. Then I went to Romero and worked that corner black and blue with no luck. You can learn more about how to fish in shallow waters.
I wasn’t worthy today but listening to the Financial news while fishing didn’t help much. The Stock market took its biggest dump in history as I was trying to catch one fish today. The DJI dropped 1200 points today like a single point for every fishless cast.
Maybe I should throw away the solonar tables and start watching the Trader Vic Index… The Vic Index is a rules based quantitative index that predicts market confidence\fear and volatility. It went nuts today predicting the correction. Last week when I did well on the lake, the market was surging, Today, fishing was bad and the market tanked. Coincidence?