Sunday, February 27, 2011

back to the basics

yesterday i saw a friends post on facebook of a mess of catfish. it brought back a couple memories. as a 4 or 5 year old child growing up on estero island, i spent most of my time on the condo dock fishing for whiting and sailcats. that was my first real experience fishing and still remains my fondest memories of childhood. in jr. high and high school we spent a lot of time fishing for freshwater cats from the tiedgen's dock in our neighborhood. granted, it was mainly a reason to stay up late, smoke cigarettes, and drink an occasional beer. last night i went back to my roots. same neighborhood, different dock. i caught two catfish and lost two in the sticks. if i hadnt caught a single fish, i would have had a great time. dont get me wrong, we always wanted to catch fish back in the day but it wasnt about catching fish. it was about the whole experience.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

searching for bob

went out looking for some wild quail today at three lakes WMA. we were unsuccessful but had a lot of fun trying. birdie did pick up one old sent and put up a nice point before she realized there was nothing there. didnt get a picture of it.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

bluegills on the fly

i went out today and did a little fly fishing for bluegills. i caught several nice fish with some very nice color. all were caught on a small standard popper. i have been fishing only once since i sold my bass boat last summer. hopefully this marks the start of some nice spring fishing. i have set up the duck boat so i can run a tolling motor from the bow, i just need to find the time to get out.

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