So just what is the connection between milk crates and reservoirs? I don't get it. I've never seen a person sitting on the bank at one of the lakes happily chugging back half gallons of whole milk or enjoying a nice big pitcher of chocolate milk. So it amazes me when I find milk crates out in the middlle of nowhere on the reservoirs. I mean I know my fishing partner and I have a reputation for fishing shallow so we get a little closer to the banks than most (yeah we go through several cans of Off insect and tick repellant a year), but surely someone else has got to see this too?
It happened again this past weekend. While pre-fishing for the upcoming TOC, Ron and I saw two (there never seems to be an odd number either) milk crates on a bank where I honestly can say I've never seen a person on the shoreline. But still, it was a little point with enough clear bank where a person or two could sit on a milk crate (I presume) and enjoy a few hours of fishing. So neither one of us thought much about it and we kept fishing. But then we went a few hunderd yards further down the lake and found four more! Now these were in a location with no real access for a person to fish from the shoreline. Further, there were no paths, trails or anything like that anywhere remotely near to where these crates were located. But the really odd thing was how these four crates were "hiding" behind a clump of trees.
Were these crates left here by someone looking to build a "fish structure" and then left behind because they ran out of time and didn't get them done? Perhaps. But it made me think that maybe it was time to make another post to remind everyone to always keep on the lookout for unusual occurrences such as this. In the many years I have been fishing, I have found four "fish boxes". There is a big difference between a "fish structure" and a "fish box". Two boxes I found at Prettyboy and two at Loch Raven and then I was shown where a fifth one was at Prettyboy. Needless to say, I destroyed all five. Finding the components to make a quick and easy "box(es)" reminds me that in the past some people didn't always play by the rules as evidenced by the five I have found.
Well those four crates no longer reside on the shoreline of the lake. They have been properly disposed. If they were yours and you want to let me know why they were there, great! I fthey were yours and they were there for a "bad reason" please don't let me know. But I'll let you know that I for one always have my eyes and ears open on the lake and a camera at the ready. I hope everyone else feels the same.