Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Good times...

Sunday we headed north...I was actually thinking about Lafayette, or the area surrounding it, but didn't make it quite that far. We came to Big Pine Creek....and stopped two or three times to throw in our lines...but always from up on a bank. Just couldn't find a good place to get down to the water. I got two or three hits at one place...and Roger caught a small Small-mouthed bass there....
Then we came to the place above...we stopped there. We could see fish just laying everywhere out in the water...not sure what kind they were...but definitely NOT carp....I threw and threw and threw my line and got one hit from a fairly big fish.... I could see him. And Roger had two or three hits.

The first thing I noticed when we stopped and got out to look was this old rod & reel laying there...Roger told me to check it, but I was too busy. Then I saw the line move...but still just left it. Well, before we left, Roger reels it in....it had a nice sized catfish on it. Since Roger could not get down to the water to wet his hands, he didn't want to touch it. Thinks it is unhealthy for the fish...he used my needle nose pliers to release him and throw him back in the water. We left the rod, thinking some kid will remember it and come back to find it.

10 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Glad you had your needle-nosed pliers handy to release the catfish.

Sandra said...

now this is a FISH story, catching catfish by proxy...

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Awww, I glad you got the catfish off the hook! Nice photos and post!

Betsy Adams said...

When you all talk about going fishing, I think about my sweet little Daddy. He loved to fish... He never caught much --but just loved to go fishing!!!!

Glad you all had a fun day --even though you couldn't find a good way to get down to the water...

Hugs,
Betsy

Gill - That British Woman said...

that's strange that someone would just leave their rod like that. Never been fishing and have no interest in it. I prefer my fish all cleaned and de-boned when I buy it!!!

Gill in Canada

Montanagirl said...

Wonder who left the rod? Nice that Roger released the fish.

Carletta said...

Never heard of the wet hands thing. :) Glad Roger got it back in the water though.
Kinda eery the rod was just laying there. Poor fish could have dangled forever. :)

Ellie said...

It was good that you had your pliers handy so the fish could be put back into the water. Strange about the fishing line just lying there though!!

don said...

Interesting pictures of your outing. Interesting to find someone's rod and reel.

Mary said...

I'm glad Roger released it. Wonder why someone would just wander off and leave it? Looks like a nice day for being out along the water.

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