Sunday, June 27, 2010

Summertime Bluegills

The summer heat and humidity has set into Kentucky.  I've been going out in the evenings to hit the local pond for bluegill but while fishing has been fine, catching has been pretty slim.

Like many of you guys, I don't fish necissarily to catch fish.  I'm not sure all the reasons I fish but mainly, it's just to get away, talk with God and spend some time on the water forgetting about the stress of my daily life.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Real Life Set In

Well guys, sometimes real life set in to mess up our fishing.  Earlier this week, my son woke up with a bad stomach ache.  After a couple hours, it became obvious this wasn't a run of the mill 24 hour kind of bug so we went to the doctor.

He had appendicitis and had to have his appendix removed.  Fortunately, it had not ruptured or perforated, and there were no complications from the surgery.  He's fine, just a bit sore, but doing well (playing Halo 3 on his XBox as I type this).  The biggest problem we're going to have is keeping him down until he's fully recovered.  Doctor said no soccer or tennis for about 4 weeks which is going to be tough to keep him off the field that long.  He will be back to fishing with me in 3-4 weeks.


Friday, June 4, 2010

Memorial Day weekend in the Smoky Mountains

What a wonderful time to be in the mountains.  Although there were pretty significant crowds, we found the streams pretty much to ourselves.  On one hand, I'm amazed at how few people ever get out of their cars when in places like the Smoky's and Yellowstone.  On the other hand, I'm kind of glad as when we get 300 yards off the road, we usually have the place all to ourselves.