Friday, April 23, 2010

Good day to be a duck

After about 3 hours on the job today and a string of 12 hour work days behind me, I decided to take the rest of the day off and go fishing.

Unfortunately, it was raining like a horse urinating upon a flat rock.

Read more after the jump:

Monday, April 19, 2010

Fishing Report - Smoky Mountains April 14-18

My son and I went to the Smoky Mountains to get a few days of fishing in over his school spring break.  The first part of the week, we were with our church youth group (a chalet full of teen agers and adults who were having as much fun as the teen agers).  The last half of the week (Thursday through Sunday) we went fishing.

Read the full report after the break:

Thursday, April 8, 2010

First fish photos of the year!


OK, I have freakishly large hands, or maybe that bass is really that small.  The choice is yours.

More photos after the break.


Monday, April 5, 2010

Thunderstorms and lightning rods

I managed to get out and do some fishing today.  Unfortunately, there was a severe thunderstorm watch issued for my area.  After about 30 minutes at the lake, I started hearing thunder off in the distance.  After another 15 or 20 minutes, the thunder was getting louder but no visible lightning.  By the time I got to the car and started breaking stuff down, there was a pretty fair amount of cloud to cloud lightning visible off to the west and by the time I got home (20 or so minutes later) we were in the middle of a thunderstorm including pea sized hail, strong wind gusts and torrential downpour rain.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Pontoon Maiden Voyage

On Thursday this week, the SS Pond Scum made her maiden voyage.

It is a very comfortable boat, tracks well and when I get her all set up the way I want, it's going to be a great fishing craft.

Continue after the break to see some more pictures of things I've done to her so far.