Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Fishing Show


My husband likes to watch fishing shows on TV, the ones which feature big boats, fly in lodges, expensive lures and hosts who endorse a lot of products. They always catch a dream fish or two which they either release or serve as a shore lunch with a must-buy coating mix and a pint of cooking oil.

I watched a fishing show at a small reservoir in the city on a drizzy morning last week. Four Great Blue Herons on one bank...


...and four patient fishers on the other bank. (only two pictured here) I watched for thirty minutes or more and saw only one fish caught.


No lure, no boat, no big trip. But a good shore lunch just the same.

10 comments:

  1. I much prefer your kind of fishing show! I'm glad the heron was the one who caught a fish.

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  2. Now that is a fishing show. Good to see the heron got his beach side lunch and he didn't even need a special coating or heaps of oil to eat it with.

    Eight "fishers" that day...I wonder who caught the most...the birds or the humans?

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  3. Now that's my kind of fishing show.

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  4. Blasted bird should have thrown the fish back. :)

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  5. Now that's the type of Fishing Show I enjoy watching.I am glad someone caught a fish.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  6. I watch some of those fishing shows too.-I even won a few hundred bucks in a Catfish torunament once.-I remember a story about how a famous Bass fisherman outsmarted and outspent the other fisherman to win a contest in CT.-There was a Dam blocking a certain part of the connecticut river so the fishermen couldn't get to the section.-One guy-I think his name may have been Rowan M., had his boat lifted above the dam using a helicopter-at least that's the story I heard.

    Nice line-up photo!

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  7. I agree. Your show sounds much more interesting.

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  8. LOL! Now, THAT is a skilled fisherman!

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  9. Hee hee..thats my type of fishing show!
    Glad one of the Herons got a fish!
    Nice shot of them all lined up!

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