Thursday, April 30, 2015

First day on Burden lake water

I spent the morning studying the winch and realizing it is not what I want.
Then I launched the boat.  What an easy job going down hill.  The boat really launched itself.  Then I roped over the float and attached it to the dock.  I tried out the boat and then later went fishing, twice.

. The fish are there. I lost two perch, one just as I lifted the nice perch into the boat. The jig popped out so fast it slammed me on the top of the head. But I managed one perch and one pumpkinseed for tomorrow's lunch along with the last of the frozen fish from last season. I tried my first fish selfie and Elizabeth took on of me in the boat. Very good to be back on the water. And now the first fire of the season.

Fish joke

Now, if I make it to 80 or so, this is what I'll be doing.

            It was raining hard and a big puddle had formed in front of
            the little Irish pub.

            An old man stood beside the puddle holding a stick with a
            string on the end and jiggled it up and down in the water.
            A curious gentleman asked what he was doing.

            “Fishing”, replied the old man.

            Poor old fool, thought the gentlemen.

            So, he decided he would invite the old man to have a drink
            in the pub.

            Feeling he should start some conversation while they were
            sipping their whisky, the gentleman asked, “And, how many
            have you caught today?”

            “You're the eighth.”