Friday, May 25, 2018

Pier Pressure

The pier was deserted, no pressure. And yes, this is Texas, not Aberystwyth.

Right away the fish were biting, small catfish and perch. Pretty much every cast a catch.

I lost count as the sun set over the glassy waters of the lake.

Two older gentlemen turned up and I gave them a small perch for bait. They were going after catfish.

And pulled out a MONSTER.

Good work, team.

Fish on,



LL said...

It was good of you to offer bait for the catfish. That monster will feed a large family with left overs for the next day.

There are plenty of fish for everyone and when you harvest a lunker, it means that another fish will grow large in its place.

Adrienne said...

You remind me of Bob Ross (that's a good thing.)

Bob Ross on fishing:

Oh, that would make a nice place to fish. I like fishing, but I'm not a very good fisherman. I always throw the fish back into the water, just put a band-aid on his mouth, tap 'im on the patootie and let him on his way. And maybe some day, if I'm lucky, I'll get to catch him again.

LSP said...

LL, that catfish was a monster. All the experts say there's more to be ha, up to 40+ pounds. I believe them and want to get on those fish. And for sure, good conservation point.

LSP said...

I do keep some back, Adrienne, but only if I'm going to eat them that day. Fresh is best. And, to be honest, I'm in it for the sport.

Fredd said...

Pastor: as they say, give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he sits in a boat and drinks beer all day.

I think that was in the Bible, but I could be wrong...

LL said...

If you put on SCUBA and splash around under the depth near the dam, you'll see how big those cats can grow. If their environment permits, they'll go a couple hundred pounds and you'll need a salt water rig to land them.

LSP said...

Fredd, you make a good point. Perhaps I need a BOAT?

LSP said...

People do SCUBA on the lake, LL. Good call!

Fredd said...

Pastor, you need a boat like a sumo wrestler needs a third helping of Key Lime pie.

Well, maybe I am perhaps a tad bitter based on my past boating experience. Go ahead and buy a monster bass boat, with tricked out trailer and all the bells and whistles. Something that does 85 mph over open smooth water. You'll love it. For a measly $100,000 or so, it's money well spent.

LSP said...

Fredd, to be honest, I see a lot of expensive boats fishing not so far from my vantage point on the bank, pier, wherever. And guess what, I usually catch a lot more fish than they do. I know this, I've seen it.

I'm not saying that boats are bad but they don't necessarily equate to more fish.

Fredd said...

I have seen this, too. Some city-slicker with a $200 pole, with a $300 reel, sitting in a $100K bass boat getting skunked, while the 10-year old on the bank looking at that guy, and the kid with a $5 cane pole his dad bought at Goodwill with a wine cork as a bobber and a #8 hook on 10# monofilament has a bucket full of fish.

LSP said...

I've been there, Fredd.

A massively expensive bass boat pulls up and... catches nothing.

It's hard not to feel smug.

Still, I've been out in a boat and caught striper hand over fist -- but that was with an expert. Me? I'd get in the boat, sail out and wonder why all the fish in my pricey sonar weren't on the hook. Then go back to the dock and catch something.