Two weekends ago, Buttermilk and I fished a small lake near my house. The lake is less than 100 acres but the fishing is suppose to be pretty good for Bass and Crappie. We arrived at the lake around 7:00am. The weather was partly cloudy and the temperature was in the low 40s. A light wind was blowing across the lake and we hoped it didn't pick-up.
Fishing was slow for the first hour and a half but picked up. Here’s Buttermilk with a Small Largemouth and checkout Buttermilk’s Lucky Elmer Fudd cap. While fishing, we noticed a moss covered turtle about the size of a dinner plate swimming around. It was obvious that it was injured.
Buttermilk lifts it up with his paddle and you could see that fishing line was wrapped around its neck and head. We removed as much of the old line as possible, but it appears the turtle has ingested the hook, too bad.
Again here’s Buttermilk with his catch, a nice Largemouth.
So far I have caught zero fish and this brings up the question, Is it the fish, or the fisherman that’s the problem? To find out Buttermilk gives me his lure that is catching all the fish. You wouldn't believe this but an hour and half later my luck gets worse. I can’t even catch a fish on the lure that’s has been catching all the fish. Now it’s obvious, it’s the fisherman. But……..it could be that Lucky Elmer Fudd cap (Fishing Note #1: Put Elmer Fudd cap on my Christmas list when I get home). I decided to take my kayak, bad luck and paddle around the lake to take a few more photos.
Signs of beavers present.
Active Beaver lodge, but no Beavers!
The wind started to increase which made it difficult to fish, so it was time to head back.
There’s one thing you must know when you Kayak with Buttermilk. Always, repeat.......Always have your camera ready when he is either getting in or out of his Kayak. There’s an 80% chance that his butt will get wet.
YUP, Spilled Buttermilk! As you can see, he always comes up smiling and his Lucky Elmer Fudd cap stays dry. Hope you enjoyed. Remember, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream.
Sounds like a great time, even if Buttermilk caught the fish. I think it may be the Fudd hat! One of the biggest trout I ever caught was during the winter time and I was wearing you guessed it, my Fudd hat!
I'm pretty sure the hat had something to do with it. I'm thinking of going in the cold this weekend also. Great story!
You're a good man for untangling that turtle! Looks like you had a great day outdoors....even if you had spilt buttermilk ;)
And Elmer Fudd hats rock!
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