Friday, September 30, 2005

Custom Nets

My brother's birthday was the end of September and I suprised him with this net.
A co-worker of mine makes them and he put together not one but two beautifuly crafted nets of bird's-eye maple and walnut. Now all we need to do is put them to use. Look out fish...You don't have a chance now! Happy BD Bro!

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Two Dogs To Go

During our evacuation from hurricane central, we had the pleasure of entertaining our two Australian Shepherds. They have no experience traveling but took to it with style. They enjoyed the AC and the romps through the property at the Feathered Horse Ranch .

Dixie - aka "the Evil Queen"

Zeke formerly known as "the Genius Dog"

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Running From Rita

On Wednesday, September 21, 2005 on my return from Salt Lake City, Hurricane Rita (at that time a Cat 5 storm) was on course to hit the Gulf Coast of Texas at a point 50 miles due east of my house. We decided to leave town on Thursday morning and a "short" 16 hrs later arrived at our destination of Comfort Texas. It was a long trip and the storm turned north so shortly after we left we could have turned around and would have been fine. Too bad everyone else along the Gulf Coast was also trying to head west and there was no open roads or gasoline availabe to retreat back to home!

While stuck for three days in the Texas Hill country may be tough for some, I found that parts of Cypress Creek still had enough water to sustain the local perch and bass populations. These may have been the same fish I caught earlier in the year!

Perch and bass caught on a white Roostertail.

Fisherman's View - Texas Style

Bass on a black worm rigged "wacky worm" style.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Change of Season

It is still hot in Houston but the leaves along the Provo are already changing.

I saw a nice brown caught by a fellow fisherman and took this picture.

My time will come............