Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Crop Dusting

I'm traveling too much lately and much of it has been by air.

I know that covering long distances is necessary and part of the job but it gets tiresome after a while.

That is ..... unless you are a crop duster.

This time of year we see a lot of yellow planes flying low among the cotton fields.
They spray a defoliant to kill off the leaves and prepare the cotton for picking.

I got to see this one while visiting my favorite fishing hole - Evans Lake.

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They weren't spraying close enough to bother the water.

I caught a few bass in between passes including this big one:

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I'm pretty sure this is "The Legend".

She was thin and gaunt and the first one I have ever caught that wasn't fat and sassy.

Not like this pudgy "greenfish"

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If I must say adios to "The Legend" let me say she was a formitable adversary
and a lot of fun to stalk and to catch.

Legend - I'll be looking for your replacement!


eatmorefish said...

I see you found an airport with wifi and got caught up on your postings! There are some nice pic's in there but not enough fish. Evans pond should be filled up again after this week! The legend may get a few bugs to boost the belly!
The creek where we were fishing for white bass is 10' over FM 1485 today so it is getting cleaned up too.

Bawana said...

Hey thats not the legend! Don't give up on the dream! the legend is still in there and hasn't been caught yet! He's the one you saw when you were sleeping on the plane! Walter!