Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The first fish of the season

Mark always says the fish are biting when we are working, but we have been watching quite a bit of activity around the edge of the pond near the house.
He "says" he hooked one the other day- I never saw the proof of that one.
But as I looked out the kitchen window just before dusk I noticed Mark had a fish on his line.
I watched as he pulled this one out of the pond.
A real beauty.
Of course we put him /her back. ( how can you tell?)
We like them to make more fish and get bigger- in hopes we can catch them again.

Tasty fingers!
Okay- put me back now!

Down to the water----


A fish who lives to swim another day.....
Ah-Life.....

10 comments:

joel said...

Nice lookin fish!

Michael Mahan said...

Hey, that's a helluva nice fish. How long did it take to reel him in?

Michael

Linda Starr said...

Is that a large or small mouth bass? Looks pretty big to me. I think there is a way to tell male or female but I can't remember from my fishing days.

cookingwithgas said...

That was a very nice fish- large bass. It under 10 minutes to go down and catch that big beauty!
But- catch and release is the name of the game. No fish were harmed in the shooting of the pictures! So PETA please don't call!

Annapants! said...

Rockin' fish! Go Dad!

jimgottuso said...

handsome fish... are the redbuds bloomin'?

T.Gray said...

Say....when are you guys taking off for a few days?

cookingwithgas said...

Happy fish and happy man- yes the redbuds are in bloom
And Tom I will let you know when we need someone to pet sit the fish!
M

HENHOUSE POTTERY said...

What an absolutely cool fish! How fun to have a pond...that's like the ultimate in stress control! Julia

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

yep, HUGE fish!