Monday, September 25, 2006

Found a herd of buffalo today

James and I fished for a while - it was tough going for various reasons, but we did land
one great fish. Early in the AM, before the yahoos came out, we had the opportunity to sit and watch a school of carp and buffalo feeding - very cool sight. I can't resist the analogy: we were like a lion, stalking the herd of buffalo... only thing is - instead of picking out the smallest and weakest we chose what we believed was the biggest and baddest. I roll casted a girdle bug up and just to the side of a BIG OL mouth pulsing open-shut-open-shut... waited a few seconds, then saw that mouth stop its rhythym. The head tilted about 10 degrees to the left - I set the hook and found the fish on. Long story short - buffalo are nothing like carp when it comes to attitude/fight/endurance/strength. And I mean that - nothing like carp. I've caught a couple in the past month or two, and even a PIG like this one is pretty docile really. This fish - double digits for sure - never ran once. It gave two defiant thrashes, and that was it. That said, buffalo are very cool and interesting fish. I really don't know just how much this fish weighed, but it was very large... somewhere in the 11-13 is a decent guess.

The other pics are redneck landmarks I found in the immediate area. Unbelievable...


Blogger Brendon Etter said...

What the hell is with the massive amount of garbage in the woods? I mean you've got to put a lot of no-effort into making a mess like that. It's almost harder than putting effort into it to clean it up. Almost. Pisses me off too, man. Glad they were able to destroy the entire bank of the river wih that truck. They must be quite proud.

1:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That makes me so mad.

9:19 AM  
Blogger John Montana said...

nice fish J. sad to see people treat the river that way. there is a general lack of respect in the world that is disheartening.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Wendy Berrell said...

Good comments and points folks. This isn't the half of it though... litter is a major problem in our parks. Sometimes I just sit and stare at the stuff, and wonder what was in the minds of the people who left it there... defiance, indifference, nothing at all?

I would love to one day use a wildlife camera to tape people dumping furniture in ditches, or littering in parks... expose them for the lazy bums that they are...

I've also thought about putting up a big sign that says "HEY - STOP LITTERING OR WE'LL CLOSE THE PARK!" But I figure they'd just shoot it up, rip it down, then toss it in the river.

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