Last Saturday was a perfect day for fishing. Me, the Marine, Papa Bear and Mom went down to our catfish pond to use our new pazebo and see if the fish was biting. I had just baited Marine Bears hook and put it in his hand when the biggest fish that's ever been caught in the pond hit. I reeled it in for the Marine ...what a fight this one gave. Papa Bear is holding the fish up so I could get a picture.
That bad boy weighed almost 5 pounds! I hate that I didn't have the camera when I reeled it in for the Marine. He was grinning from ear to ear for catching the biggest fish in the pond!
We caught a few more that were a nice size.
We also have Blue Gill in the pond. Papa Bear had to keep this one as it's gill was damaged and would not have lived if he had thrown it back. Papa Bear caught about 20 this size and smaller and threw them back. Either these fellows grow very slow or we haven't found where the big ones are in the pond.
We skint , cleaned and had a feast that evening. Some were fried and some were grilled. I had to have the grilled and it was my first time grilling catfish. I sprayed them with Pam,sprinkled on lemon pepper and cooked them over hot charcoal. They were good but I would have loved the fried ones but they are a no-no for me now.
What a difference from last Saturday to this Saturday. Our temps while fishing were around 72.....just perfect. Today the temps will drop all day and be in the 20's tonight. Most all of plants in my flower gardens have jumped from the ground, the banana trees are sprouting and blossoms are on the pear trees. I am going to cover what I can and try to save them. Such is life in the Twilight Zone.... Have a great weekend everyone!