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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Luke's Big Large Mouth Bass

Work went by pretty fast.  A short week and the start of a mini-vacation.

Nothing fancy for dinner tonight.  Chicken wings.  Did make some braised Swiss Chard.

Picked up my CSA share early this week, and have lots of great stuff including the biggest blueberries I have ever seen.

This day in history "On this day in 1985, the blockbuster action-comedy "Back to the Future"--in which John DeLorean's iconic concept car is memorably transformed into a time-travel device--is released in theaters across the United States.
"Back to the Future," directed by Robert Zemeckis, starred Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, a teenager who travels back 30 years using a time machine built by the zany scientist Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd). Doc's mind-blowing creation consists of a DeLorean DMC-12 sports car outfitted with a nuclear reactor. Once the car reaches a speed of 88 miles per hour, the plutonium-powered reactor achieves the "1.21 gigawatts" of power necessary to travel through time. Marty arrives in 1955 only to stumble in the way of his own parents (Crispin Glover and Lea Thompson) and keep them from meeting for the first time, thus putting his own life in jeopardy."

As a technologist, I have always have a soft spot for the "flux capacitor".

After dinner, Luke and I pick up some minnows and head to West Lake.

Fishing is slow, but we both manage a couple of small bass.  Then Luke spots a big bass lurking in the shallows next to the spillway.

We both try to entice the fish with a live minnow.  The fish seems to just look at the offering but not interested in striking it.  After a minute or two I give up.  Not Luke.  He keeps gently placing the half dead or is the minnow just playing possum in front of the bass.

A minute later I hear a big splash and the drag clicking as Luke's fishing pole bends in half.  I spring to his side and he gently coaxes the frantic fish over towards a piece of shoreline so that he and I can get a hand on it.  No sooner do we lift the fish out of the water and onto land, that the fish shakes its head and throws the hook.

Success, the fish is flopping around, but far enough from the bank to keep it from slipping into the water.  A quick pic and it is released...

Now I know why the guys on boats pitch their offerings towards shore.  While we are on shore, we cast as far into the lake as we can.  Lesson to be learned, big fish are prowling never know where or when they will bite.

Photo of the day " Luke's Big Large Mouth Bass"

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