Sunday, June 7, 2009

Wet and Wild.......






Hi Everybody...

This week-end was loaded with Open-Houses as usual. But Saturday morning me and Reese got up extra early to go fishing.
We went to a place that I've been fishing for about 55 years called Miller Lake. This lake has never allowed gas motors on it, and it has no public access.
You can rent a boat for 5 bucks for a 1/2 day, and 10 bucks for all day.
We had to catch and release probably 100 small fish AND a Snapping Turtle (Chelydra Serpintina), to get these 5 'keepers'. The biggest one being this 10 inch Sunfish (Lepomis Microlophus ).
We had a great father and son day!
The last pic is what you look like after falling out of a 12 foot rowboat in the middle of the lake, and treading water and clinging to said boat for about 45 minutes,until you finally make shore, dumping the water out of the boat, then rowing for another 1/2 hout to reach the landing. Other than a bruised ego, a lost cell phone with 3 years worth of numbers and pics, and my 20 year old Ray-Bans...It was a very 'Fun-Day'....
Have a Great Week...
Peace...!!!

20 comments:

Susan at Stony River said...

Oh no! I'm glad you had a great day, but oh, the cell phone and glasses. Ouch.

We tipped our boat once, just short of the pier, and my father quick as lightning as he fell, snatched his wallet and held it above his head to keep it from getting wet--we all laughed at the sight of this arm and wallet moving toward the pier. Of course that was back in the days of paper drivers' licences, paper bank cards, paper everything. And no cell phones! LOL

I hope the fish tasted good.

Serena said...

Poor baby! It's a shame about the phone and the glasses (and thank God the phone store's open on Saturdays), but thank God you didn't drown! Those fish better have tasted heavenly.:)

Missy said...

Well I am sure Davy is enjoying the phone and picci's :) I am sure he's added it to his already stuffed locker.

Now that is what I call a fun day!! Fishing, rowing, sun, prime time communing with your child and a swim!!! Whata life.

It coulda been worse. You could have lost your drawers and had to go commando on the return trip. See there is always a silver lining hehehehe.

Okay Okay I'll stop...Did you hear the one about a car salesman who went fishing????? hehehehhee okay I'm stopping for sure this time.

paisley said...

glad you can see the good in the day considering the time you spent in the drink....

Lou said...

I've been calling you all day..just kept getting glub..glub..

Mona said...

Yikes! lost your glasses & cell phone! I would be devastated!

The river really extracted its pound of flesh1

Mama Zen said...

Now, I'm just picturing you clinging to the boat . . .

KB said...

As I say to hubby, why spend money on a boat and bait when you can just go to the shop and buy fish. Hehe. Must be a man thing. Glad you caught something and enjoyed yourself.

the walking man said...

Is the title of this days events "Revenge of the Turtles?"

Shadow said...

heeee heeeee heeeeee, that's was me rolling around on the lakeside unable to get up with laughter by the way......

lime said...

oh no, the lost phone and the bruised ego are no fun. glad you and reese had a nice time other than that though.

buffalodick said...

Hindsight is 20/20, but zip lock bags work for wallets and cell phones...

pheromone girl said...

I LOVE fishing - but never caught a snapping turtle.

I'm sorry you got wet. Did you back up your cell phone list, young man? I finally did that after having to replace my 3rd damaged one and was so glad that I did. Oh, sorry, sounding like a mom again!

Glad you and your boy had a blast!

Akelamalu said...

Oh no shame you lost your phone and your dignity but you had a great day - that's what matters eh? :)

jadey said...

Hey there G. Sounds like you guys had a great day. Sorry about the phone, pics, and RayBans but atleast you got some good father and son time in. I hope the rest of your week is fantastic.

G-Man said...

Thanks Susan...
They tasted GREAT!!

Yeah Shere...
I squished with every step..:-)
But I got a new phone..hehehehe

Melissa...?
Don't poke of me girlie, I had a very stressful experiance...:P

Hi Paisley...
All in all, it was a good day..

Lou...
Gurgle..gurgle....

Mona Dear...
Sometimes you are just glad to be alive...:-)

Mama Zen...
NOT a pretty sight..hehehehe

Yeah Karen...
It's a MAN thing..

Walkin Man...
Just be wary if you get a call from a Donatello..:-)

Shadow Dancing...
You and everybody else on shore..

Thanks Trini...
My adventure was not nearly as harrowing as yours though..:-(

Buff...
Oddly enough I brought one.
AND I wore old tennis shoes..
AND light shorts 'Just in case'..

PG...
Of course I didn't. That would make too much sense..Thanks

Ake...
Yes, we will ALWAYS remember this day.

G-Man said...

Hi Jadey...
You are so sweet...Thanks

Lulda Casadaga said...

Well, it was a memorable fishing trip for sure! Now, if anyone says "Why haven't you called me?" You can say, "sorry I lost your number!" It's at the bottom of the sea...

Once on a canoe trip with my husband I had just finished my chips and ziplocked the bag when we capsized...I hurriedly swam to snatch the other baggies that were floating away, as I heard my husband behind me yelling...
STAND UP!

I turned my head back to see him standing in knee high water!! :D

G-Man said...

Lulda Dear...
I wish it would have been so easy.

JihadGene said...

My son is a red/black belt. That's one below a black belt. I'll tell him just to give me an ass-beatin' rather than to go through all the crap you went through for a couple of fish.