Tuesday, May 6, 2008

For The Sport





I stopped at the Lakefront for my afternoon walk when I was on my way home this afternoon and came across these two guys having a good time fishing. I asked if I could take a couple of pictures and they were more than happy for me too.

1) Just as I walked past them, one of the Bluegills they had caught flopped out of the pail, and ...
2) the guy's line jerked right about the same time. "Take a shot of this," he said, as he reeled in the Bluegill. I took a few shots actually and talked to them for a few minutes, then went on my way down the Lakefront. When I came back to get my truck, they called me over ...
3) to see the Catfish they had caught. They had left it on the line and in the water so they could pull it up for me to photograph!

"That'll make a nice dinner," I said.

"It's all for the fun of the sport," the shirtless one replied.

Fisherman: 1) person who catches fish as a livelihood or for recreation. 2) fishing boat.

8 comments:

Janice Thomson said...

And a fine meal was had by all...
great shots again George!

Small City Scenes said...

Fishing fun!! MB

Sailor Girl said...

George, my dear friend... Your words touched me to the depths of my soul. Your words couldn't be more true. It's a shame to say this, but our Big Brother has approved a Strategic Plan to «revitalize» this area and put a big shot lawyer managing the «interests». Gave him 400.000.000 euros to finally put an end to the natural and cultural beauties along the riverfront... I wish I could do something about it, but I have bills to pay...

For five years I learned beautiful theories about Democracy and People's representation. Power by the People, through the People and for the People. But Life taught me differently. Then I got a depression, which I am now learning to deal with. «If you can't beat them, join them», we say... Well, I can't beat them, but I won't join them either. I try to live with it. My Mother tells me to «Live and let live». I guess she's right!

(Sorry about the mood)

cocabixinhos said...

Townboy?!

Girls do I see George reflected on sunglasses?

George Townboy said...

Janice: Thanks!! I'm sure they cooked 'em right up!

MB: These two were REALLY enjoying the day!!!

Sailor Girl: Sad story! Don't worry about the mood ...

Coca Eagle Eye: LOL!!! How did I let that slip by????

quintarantino said...

And how shall we eat that little lad?

Daniel J Santos said...

Excellent.

mais um bom momento num lugar que constantemente me surpreende.

George Townboy said...

Quintarantino: I knew you would have a recipe!! LOL

Daniel: Thank you, Sir, your comments always make me feel good!