Whooo! Hooo! Looky, What I Caught!

at around 3 this afternoon!

Started out catching the bait fish. I had to pull him through some cattails that is why he is all fuzzy. lol Then we put him on our float pole. within just a couple of minutes a big fish was messing with it. I watched and waited. David told me to just be patient. Finally I see the float disappear just under the surface. I am repeatedly saying ” He ate it!” David says set the hook, set the hook! I give a good yank and the battle is on. I go to the left to keep him out of the cattails, I think I have him lined up to bring him through to miss them and he goes to the right. I was not fast enough to keep him out of the cattails on that side. He is hung up in them now. So David takes off his boots and socks, pulls up his pants legs, and wades out with the net to get my rascally fish. THANK YOU HUBBY! I probably would have lost him other wise. Good thing we take BOB to the pond David was able to take off his wet pants and dry off. We had to have Nick bring him some dry ones. We decided we may have to start carrying a change of clothes. lol We continued fishing. David caught himself a bait fish. He had a really good bite too, but he lost his just before the bank. He said it was about the same size as mine. We came home just a little after dark. Gets chilly once the sun is behind the ridge.


You Snooze, You Loose!

I guess that goes for fishing too!


I was in my bedroom yesterday morning around 11 am trying to do some crocheting. I just couldn’t keep my eyelids from drooping, so I laid my crocheting aside and took a little nap. Well I woke up about 3 in the afternoon, as I was walking out to the kitchen I noticed BOB was not in the driveway. The day was warm and beautiful so I don’t blame David for taking off fishing while I was a snoozing. I was hoping he was having a good day.

I used the opportunity to get some computering caught up. I got several blogs posted yesterday that I have been putting off. I also continued to do some crocheting.

It is just past 7:30 pm when I see that BOB is pulling into the driveway. I am waiting on the back porch to wait for David. I am hoping he has a good fishing report to give me. He turns on the lights in BOB. I wait patiently while he gathers the worm box and bait bucket. I ask him if he caught any thing as he comes up the steps.

He says, “Go look in the bin.” We have a 30 gallon plastic storage bin in the bathtub of BOB as our live well. I put on a jacket and go look in the bin. Low and Behold there is not one, but TWO giant Northern Pikes in the bin!

I come back in and start getting things out-of-the-way in the bathroom,(I just cleaned it on Tuesday, didn’t want fish slime, blood and scales on everything.) so he can place them in the bathtub until he can clean them.

He caught the larger one around 4:45 pm, the smaller one about 20 minutes later. He continued to get bites after he caught the smaller one. He thinks those were probably the catfish starting to bite. He decided to pack up and come home at about 7:40 pm.

This is the large Northern Pike David is posing with before placing it in the bathtub.


The Large One In The Bathtub


Both Fish In The Bathtub


I guess I won’t be snoozing on beautiful October days again. Hmmm, today is supposed to be a beauty. 😀



The First Monster Fish of 2016!


David and I got home from fishing about 30 minutes ago. This is the first monster fish of the 2016 season. The pike was caught using a live green sunfish on a treble hook and steel leader with a float. David hooked him at about 7:30pm. I had fun trying to net it! David just dragged it up the bank!

He is in the bathroom cleaning it now. It was to large to fit on the counter!

I Was Skunked,Shut Out, Zero Fish Caught!

I knew it would happen eventually.


David and I went fishing yesterday morning. He viewed the fishing report and it stated the best fishing time would be between 10:42 am and noon. So we had breakfast, loaded up the bait, and were over to the pond by 8:30 ish. We went to the smaller south pond at our favorite spot we call “The slide”. Here is a photo of David fishing there in 2013.

02 dave fishin at the slide

The water is up this year so we were not able to sit down below. We sat up top on the road.

We are all settled in our chairs  and poles in the water. David gets a bite, he reels in a nice largemouth bass but again he is too small to keep. He is released to get bigger. Some time passes. David gets another bite, this time he reels in a nice trout. He is put in the bucket. These were both caught before the peak time given by the fishing report.

We both continue to fish. I am not getting any bites at all so I have gotten out my crocheting to pass the time productively at something. I also take some photos of the neighborhood red-wing blackbird that is flying from tree to tree.


I did go down the bank to fish closer to the water. I was trying to catch some bluegill but they were not biting. I did see several 8 to 12 inch largemouth bass swimming around but they had no interest in my worms. While I was down there off to my left just past the cattails I saw the unmistakable shadowy form of a Northern Pike. He just floated there watching me trying to catch bluegill. He had no interest in my worms either. I asked David if he saw it. He said he did. He decided to try to catch the pike. He took the trout and put it on the big shark pole which has a float on it. So you know when a bigger fish has eaten your live bait fish. Well that pike swam around and circled the trout for a while He even tugged on it once. That was all he did, I guess he wasn’t that hungry or he just got bored. That was the final fish activity of the day.

While David was sitting fishing something caught his attention out of the corner of his eye. It was a snake! At first glance he thought it was a rattler because of the diamond shapes on it. Then he saw its tail , no rattles. It was a bull snake. He was at least 4 or 5 feet long and about 2 or 3 inches around. I got this photo of him after I tracked him through the grass. I did have his head in site, but he moved so I just got this body shot.

Oh, by the way I was using the zoom definitely use the zoom. I didn’t want a bull snake made at me!

2016 Critters4

So that was our morning fishing, David didn’t want to stay out past noon. The fish were not biting and he didn’t want to get baked again. I agreed with that. All in all it was not a bad morning. We got out and enjoyed the nice weather, saw a few critters and my crochet hook was more productive than my fish-hook. I finished a beanie for myself. 😀