Monday, October 25, 2010

afternoon on the lake

"Fishing gives you a sense of where you fit in the scheme of things - Your place in the universe...I mean, here I am, one small guy with a fishing rod, on this vast sea, and out there in the vast expanse of the ocean are these hundreds of millions of fish...laughing at me."  ~Author Unknown

After church and a quick lunch, we headed for the lake.  It was a beautiful day with warm weather, slight breezes, and nothing better to do than spend some time out on a boat. 
My expectations for catching fish were low...have fished this lake numerous times with little to tell about.  Today was different.  I was the first to catch a fish and the only one of us who caught more than one...two and a half.  The half was the one that never made it into the boat.  It was a little fella who I think got snagged accidentally by the lure as we trolled by; he jumped into the air and slipped right off the hook as I started reeling him in.  The official catches were a pickerel and a bass.  Alex caught a bass, too, and was pretty excited about it.  He's also excited to be moving up to a bigger pole these days.  We've almost worn the little poles out after 6 years of use.
(Yes, since the camera is insured, I took it along for the ride.  We all made it off the water just fine...for which I am really thankful. :) )  

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  1. whoa fishing!!! you boy surely enjoyed it! ;)

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  2. Oh I love catching fish bafore but now, no time coz of blogging. :)

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  3. Wohooooo congratulations on the big catch, love the smiles of satisfaction!

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  4. Good fishing, you caught a fish. wow. Im sure you had one sumptious fish dinner after that

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  5. Love the boys happy faces having caught fish!

  6. Yay for fishing success!

    Did you have fish for dinner that night?

  7. Catch and release. Makes for more to catch next time, too. :) Besides, I'm not that found of seafood of any kind.