Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fishing weekend, Kaiser and 4th of July

Well Denise is on vacation at the cabin. She has the hounds with her. I will be joining her for the weekend right after work on Friday.

Last weekend I was at my friends Tom's house fishing with the guys. On Saturday I had the best day ever fishing. I caught 4 northern pikes and one 18 inch largemouth. I kept two of the pike and we cleaned them up for Grandma. She always complains that I catch pike but never bring her any fillets. Well Grandma the pike is on the way.

The two keepers for Grandma

The biggest Bass I have ever caught.

So we all know fisherman lie, but I have to tell you about the one that got away. I had the largest pike I have ever seen much less fight, all the way to the boat when the leader broke and he swam away. Had we landed this fish it would have definitely gone on the wall. We guessed it was 45 to 50 inches long. It bent my 8 foot heavy rod in two. It put up a great fight.

The difference between catching a fish of a lifetime and just being able to tell the story about the one that got away.

Kaiser is doing just great. He is everywhere and him and Cleo have bonded. He follows her everywhere. When she gets tried of him she lets him know. Here are so pics of our boy.

Chewing on his canvas dummy that I put pheasant scent on.

Running away with the bird. I think it is bigger than he is.

We will be at the cabin to celebrate our Great Countries 233rd birthday. I am thankful everyday that I live in the USA.

Please take time to remember all of our men and women in uniform and all those who have given their lives in service to our country. Without them we would not enjoy the freedoms that we do.

Denise and I wish everyone a very Happy and Safe 4th of July.


Cedar ... said...

Bill and Denise,... yes, happy 4th to you and since our country's birth we have had many men and women die or be injured in the defense of freedom -- thank you for remembering them. I join you in that salute!

Shelley said...

Greg will be envious of that Bass you caught Bill! Nice to see photos of your pup Kaiser! I think I've got Scout house broken finally - I'm crossing my fingers. Hope you and Denise have a great time at the cabin!

Cargo Kitty said...

Kaiser looks like he's ready for the hunt. Hey Denise, I'm following your blog..Charlotte