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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7 comments:

  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!

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  6. Yay for fishing success!

    Did you have fish for dinner that night?

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

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