Once again, a good time was had by all on the annual fishing trip to Millsite reservoir.
Of course, it was a little chilly - pushing about 5 degrees with some clouds hanging around, but the sun came out and it turned out to be a good weekend.
Of course, someone had to go swimming and this year ir was Rich. Here's his swimming hole:
Luckily, he hopped right out again and only got wet up to his thighs.
and he dried out fairly quick with the sun and the heaters out:
That's my size 10 next to my first fish. You can't tell, but the heel is even with his nose:
Quite a few decent sized fish were caught, and quite a few smaller ones:
There's the gang. From left to right: Rich, Randy, Art, Keith, Jared, James, Josh, Charles.
Charles having fun drilling a hole:
Mark H. brought the grandkids up:
And we had the company of a bird ("Blue Heron"), we finally decided was waiting for lunch:
Josh trying to get his shit together:
James caught the trophy fish - about 4-5 pounds, after sacrificing one rod to the Godess of the Lake.
Yes, a fish dragged it in when he wasn't looking, but the sacrificed paid off:
The heron comes closer:
We decide to throw him some lunch:
He savors every morsel:
...in about 10 seconds:
Randy's "Self-Setting" rig:
The Sunday gang: Dave, Josh, Rich, Randy:
Randy gets out the underwater camera to see if he can find James' sacrificed rod:
Here's a movie of the bottom of the lake: