He got me a WONDERING why I don’t have any pictures of fish that I have caught. Good question, I guess there were multiple reasons. Maybe it is because back in the old days a camera was not part of the fishing tackle and then too, we usually fished at night. As far back as I can remember, my Dad and I fished out of an old Kennebec canoe at night for bass that were in by the shore feeding. A big ole bass caught in shallow water on a surface plug is a joy to behold. My Dad brought home an old Old Town Canoe the day before he died. Both canoes are memories, and now I have a plastic one, but it works.
Probably had some old pictures of fish on film or slides, but I can’t find any. Then the last few years, I mostly caught and released. Some, I released in my swamp. You know, to give the bass new blood.
Wish I had pictures of some of the fish that my sons and I caught when out fishing. One time on Grapevine Lake we paddled up a creek and my oldest son caught two whoppers out of the same brush pile. We kept them and the two totaled just slightly over 16 pounds. Really nice. I am glad I have good memories of him, since he was killed 11 years ago in a highway accident.
His son, my grandson was fishing my swamp one day a couple of years ago and I took this picture of two that he caught.
I have a lot of fishing and hunting stories to tell, some of them are really funny. Like Ben says, remind me someday and I will tell you about them.
I think I will close this blog today with pictures of sunsets.
These first three pictures were taken from the BJ's RV Park at Terlingua. The first one is looking through the Ocotillo.
This next one was taken looking over Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park in Pennsylvania.