Spring forward, fall back! I hate to hear those words. I don’t know why they just don’t leave the clock alone. This time of year you really don’t have much time in the afternoon to do anything. I picked up Louie after school Friday and by the time we launched the SS LOUIE into Lake Charlotte, we had maybe a good two hours to beat the water into a foam.
Well, two hours is better than nothing. We changed our minds at the last minute and decided to go after some Specks (Crappie for you northern folks), instead of Bass. They, in our opinion are just the best eating fish out there in fresh water and we do love to have us a good ol’ Southern fish fry now and then. Grits, coleslaw, and baked beans (gotta have those), make it “Southern” for us. This time of year, the Specks are getting ready to spawn. Sometime in the next month or so, probably on the next full moon, they’ll move into shallow water and up into the bonnets. We love to tie a little Roadrunner jig about two feet beneath a slip bobber, cast it to the edge of the bonnets and retrieve it with slow, short methodical pulls back to the boat. Something about seeing that bobber go down when they hit that jig. (Takes me back to my childhood I guess).
We ended up with six nice slabs, but given the size of them, they’ll make a fish fry. So I guess you could say, the afternoon was a success. The scenery was absolutely breath taking. Not a cloud in the sky. To the east, you could see the moon, high in the sky.
And of course, to the west, the sunset was beautiful as always.
Wait a minute……….that photo was upside down. Here’s the right one.
Louie and I had a great couple of hours out there, and I always say, “any time spent with Louie out on the water is time well spent as long as we get home safe and sound”. I do wish they’d leave the clock alone though. Tight lines everybody.