Thursday, April 21, 2016

Prince is Dead, I Went Fishing



Prince has died. He was a Pop Star singer songwriter from the '80s and considered a super if eccentric talent. He may or may not have been a member of the Illuminati. Regardless, I celebrated Mass this evening and went fishing at Soldiers Bluff, at Lake Whitney. I guess soldiers used to watch over the mighty Brazos from the limestone bluffs, a century or so ago.




That was then, today Soldiers Bluff is a campsite surrounding a cove near the dam and it was flooded, thanks to Hillary's foreign policy and the settled science of climate change, or The Weather, which we're in a war with. Undeterred, I scouted the banks of this near inland sea and I have to say, the catfish were boiling in the shallow water.




Excited, I cast off with worms on a treble hook and was flummoxed when the cats didn't bite. There they were, juicy, tasty, fat Canadian worms and there they were, Catfish, in a bankside feeding frenzy. Hunh. The two should match but didn't, like Anglicanism and credal orthodoxy.




Who knows, maybe the hook was wrong and perhaps a bad workman blames his tools. Whatever, the treble was swapped out for a circle hook, the worms remained the same, and the fish started to bite. I caught a couple of Blue Gills and a Catfish, in a kind of competition with a Mexican gentleman who was bow fishing. 




He shot two Gar with an orange arrow, and warned me about a "real big snake" that was heading our way.

He was a good guy, that Mexican. 

Fish On,

LSP

6 comments:

LL said...

You need to get a bow and some cheap fishing arrows and get into practice for when your boys return for their summer vacation. I have the impression that they'd have a blast shooting fish with arrows.

LSP said...

I wouldn't mind getting into archery and for sure, the kids would like nothing better than to shoot arrows at fish or, for that matter, anything at all!

LL said...

There is an unsubstantiated rumor floating out there that Prince will be reincarnated as a catfish.

LSP said...

The Catfish formerly known as Prince. Yes, I could see that.

Brighid said...

You could pack a tiny bush craft man with you... to place by your fish before you photograph them. Perspective correction if you will...

LSP said...

That's a very good idea, Brighid!