Thursday, May 1, 2008

Catch Of The Day

I strolled onto Big Toho Pier when I noticed Blue sitting on one railing and an Egret sitting on the other. Blue flew off and landed on the ramp, but the Egret stayed and allowed me to take pictures, while I shot the breeze with Great Fisherman of Big Toho Pier.

You see from the pictures above what happened next. I took a total of twenty-seven pictures of the fisherman struggling to reel in the big fish ... it was a really amazing scene for me. Once he saw that it was a Gar he wanted to cut the line, because he says Gar's are not edible - they're monsters with big teeth! Once he finally got him settled on the ramp he reached over and snapped the line and the fish took off.

The man estimated that the Gar weighed about fifteen pounds ... but it looked a lot bigger to me.

Blue was there the whole time, watching from the ramp, hoping for a meal.


Small City Scenes said...

Incredible!! Great pics. What clear water. Is that your bike? What a long skinny fish a Gar is. I see the bird flying away. Nice. MB

Janice Thomson said...

Gosh what a strange looking fish with that very long snout. Love the photo of the egret. Great captures!

Ben said...

What a drama, George! Nice shots.
Why it's not edible? What about smoked as many westerners do or grill with lot's of salt like we Japanese do?

Ben said...

I mean, it's a big fish, could do something right?

George Townboy said...

MB: Thank you! That's the fisherman's bike ... he's there just about every day from what I can tell.

Janice: Thank you! I'd never seen a Gar before, so it was educational for me as well.

Ben: Thanks! I guess some people do eat them, but not this guy ... he didn't want to go near it, lol.

townboy lover said...

I LOve it!

the 27 pictures made this post almost a movie!

I appointed you to an oscar **

George Townboy said...

Townboy Lover: Thank you, thank you. I'd like to thank the Academy for nominating my 27 frame movie, I want to thank all of the participants: Great Fisherman of Big Toho Pier, Monster Gar, pretty Egret, Blue ... I hope I didn't leave anyone out. I want to thank my family and friends, my co-workers, and my kids. But, most of all, I want to express my deep appreciation to Townboy Lover ... she's the bomb!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh boy, you tricked me ... I thought it was a bass ... if it had been a bass, what a recipe I would have given you!

Marguerite-Marie said...

I visit you after a long absence, I do like everything, especially the 2 lovers sittig in front of the water.