New job is not good for fishing...

New job, new role, new working culture is not good for my fishing.
I can't even remember what it felt like to fool a trout.
I have been doing some presentation on fishing with the new team,
hopefully I'll get a few people hooked to go fishing with me.
Till then - I just stare at fish pictures....


Fishing, Clearly...

Everything seemed so clear on this particular fall fishing day.  Clear blue sky, clear creek and even  had a clearview of the forest as it was shedding it's leaves.  
I've almost used sprained wrist and jammed finger as an excuse this morning not to get up early but glad to make it out and able to enjoy a fall day of fishing.

 I've never seen this creek this low with water level.  Usually, one can expect the double the amount of water than what you see above.
 Because of the low water level, I had to work extra hard to approach the fishing holes.  Longer and stealthy casts were required which is not my forte...

Luckily, fish were a little more cooperative than usual and gave me some opportunity to snap some pictures.

Glad to squeeze this fall outing before the landscape change it's color.


Hittin the tub again

Soboro and I hit the pond again this morning and saw a few familiar faces (human and trout).  Soboro caught 28 fish in 3 hours the day before and today was not bad either.  Early morning fog and a special trout made my morning.  All this and back home to join wife and kids for brunch.

* the first photo captured a jumping trout. Din't even see that until I got home.

(GPS coordinates) in google maps: 37.284707,127.305982
The paid trout pond address is (in Korean so you can copy paste):
Name: 유정낚시터
Address: 경기도 광주시 도척면 유정리 588-3번지
Phone number: 031-762-5185
What you can input into navigation: address OR 유정지, 유정관광낚시터, 도척지 (any one of these 3)
Cost: W20,000 for all day, catch and release

Other note: it gets pretty crowded on weekend, there is a small stream section towards the mouth of pond where you can fish as well (less crowded). From fishing it last 3 weeks, best catching between 6:30 - 8:00am. Trout will take dry fly (small caddis, caterpillars) and bright green streams works well all around. If fishing slows down, try with indicator and about 3meters down with egg pattern, small nymphs, or streamer. You can use spin gear as well and smaller (about 2”) bright colored rubber worms seems to work well. Or small spoons (less than 1”). You can get Korean food on premises (ramen & other Korean dishes). They are open till sundown.

 The fly shop that is on premise of paid pond: 


Fishing Spots_South Korea_YuJung Trout Pay Pond

Trout pay pond about 1 hour from Seoul.
Lots of stocked trout, crowded, but okay for a quick fix.
20,000 entrance fee, all catch and release, keep fish in the water.
There is a small stream section possible.  Both fly and lure possible, single hook, barbless.
Spider fly shop on premises.

588-3, Yujeong-ri, Docheok-myeon, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea ‎
+82 31-762-5185 ‎ ·


Very current and present status

I let my old riding buddy convinced me to ride the mountain bike and the result is severely jammed finger and sprained wrist.  I think I will be out of commission for fishing for awhile.... This sucks...

Pay Trout Ponds

It's that time of the year...paid trout ponds are back.  It's less than an hour from Seoul and YooJung Trout Pond has a lot of trout in the water.  There are some big ones in there and it's great for a quick fix.  Spent some time with Mr. Choi from Spiderfly, a great guy.


more photos from Mongolian trip

Additional photos from Dan & SH Yoo Mongolian trip.  Looks like they had a great time.
You can find these photos and more information on SH Yoo's blog:


New Hobby

I've always wanted to learn how to shoot traditional bow so over the weekend, Patty and I went to a local archery store to check out the options.  It turns out they also offer a lesson before you buy the equipment. After watching other students, Patty blurts out "I could do that!".  So the whole thing begins...

It turns out that Patty has a knack in archery.  After an hour of lesson, she impressed everyone in the range including myself. 
 After 4 hours in the shop, we walked away with her brand new compound bow (I call it the silent pink) and my recurve bow.
 Immediately, I've setup a home shooting range in our garage and started practicing.
 This is patty's group from 15 yards.
 Zombie apocalypse?  Bring it on!
Although non-fishing related, just glad that we've found something to do together...