Since there's so many things going on in the garden at this time of year, a much deserved break from it was certainly in order. Going fishing is quite relaxing, and my wife is always begging me to take her - even when I really don't have the time for it. However, occasionally I decide to just drop what i'm doing, and give in to her requests. So, we loaded up the truck and headed out for a few hours of fishing for crappie. The wind was really blowing hard, so taking the boat was completely out of the question. Anyway, we caught the following fish from the bank of a small local public lake about 1-1/2 miles from our home......
The stringer of fish consisted of 13 crappie, 8 largemouth bass, and 1 shell cracker - and probably 5 or 6 little ones were released back into the lake after being caught. The 22 fish that were brought home took about an hour to clean, as i'm pretty proficient with a plain old fillet knife while someone (Austin) holds a flashlight for me. Of course Jude has to get involved too, and I usually hold each fish down to her level so she can get a good look, and lick it too...hehe...Sometimes she tries to bite them.
Anyway, these will be fried up pretty soon. MMM...MMMM