Me and my son have a thing every year, an ongoing contest of sorts, put on hold while he was in the service, of course

First fish, biggest fish, most fish total, and most species of fish. We enjoy tricking fish; some say it's a crude endeavor

This year, I'm ahead in all categories (and will remain so on FIRST), having tricked this pretty, and large by most standards, crappie (crop-pee) with a greeny rattler bait

What's awesome too is that it came from a city park pond just two blogs from our wooded semi-urban estate

I got the fishing fever yesterday over in THE DOTTE where, just a few houses down from Fat Boy Troy's where we was decksterously diggling, I saw this eagle stump 

Note: in the beak and claws of Mr. or Mrs. Eagle, is a large.fucking.fish

Job finished Monday .. yeehaw, leaving the balance of this week for satsvacation of the soul

And there's still three days left. And buh bye February, right

Carry on

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Comment by JMac1949 Today on February 28, 2017 at 3:10pm

R&L

Comment by Stephen Brassawe on February 28, 2017 at 3:15pm

It is not at all a crude endeavor. Rather, it is a noble endeavor.

Comment by tr ig on February 28, 2017 at 3:22pm

Nobler than some, no doubt of dat. 

And I do believe 'tis Fat Tuesday

I freed Willy

but stirring up ctawFISH etouffe in 2and2

Comment by tr ig on February 28, 2017 at 3:23pm

Craw

that

is

Comment by koshersalaami on February 28, 2017 at 3:29pm

Y'all carve eagles out of your stumps? At my old bandleader's house, the preference is for stuff we use

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on February 28, 2017 at 4:24pm

Who ever carved that eagle is an artist par excellence!  Wow!

Comment by nanatehay on February 28, 2017 at 4:27pm

Nice.. dint no they still got karppy n Raytown?

Comment by tr ig on February 28, 2017 at 5:48pm

Bonus video: the knife song, which I'd never seen before, by Eli, hysterical

that's very cool Kosher. It's like a totem pole. To be a musician you have to live it. 

The eagle .. I have pictures from last Friday. He was out there with a welder mask and a chainsaw, doing detail work, totally outstanding as you see. I boldly park right in the street, hop out with my camera, tried to get his attention to ask permission. Took two minutes. He finally gestured that it was okay and went back at it. 

nanatehay -- so three days ago I drive through this park, because it was nice out and wasn't in a hurry. The pond is decent size but unspectacular, paver edged like a short wall all around. We saw a Beatles cover band there last fall. Good park, but fish in that pond? I would have figured not really. So yes, I'm down there, see a young latte complexioned guy with two kids, carrying fishing poles back to their car. Of course, I asked him .. the report. Not only had he caught a fourteen inch crappie, he claimed, but bass too, and "a couple of catfish we couldn't lift up the (short) wall. They straightened the hook, or broke the line." Today I ventured. There's another far better looking pond too, equal distance different direction, which I also foofood and will be trying.

Comment by tr ig on February 28, 2017 at 5:54pm

Fresh for this evening too, a rare these days thunderstorm, through the Window to Infinity III, recorded only minutes ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL7VdS1ndIo

Comment by tr ig on February 28, 2017 at 6:14pm

And finally, sunset boat ride blazing fast as boat go, with Asia at the end, adorable as ever ... 

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