Monday, January 31, 2011

Da Trout Pond update

I haven't posted on the blog for a VERY long time. FB seems to fill my need to keep folks updated on issues and events. Nevertheless, I thought I'd make a post to continue da' trout pond story. This pic from last summer shows how the rainbows have really grown. While we were up visiting the farm during July, the weather was REALLY hot. Catch and release was not an option and anything caught perished, no matter how quickly I landed and tried to release the fish. I did get my boys to fish, although they were pretty distracted with all the other really fun things to do at Grandma and Grandpa's place.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Trout Pond

Finally got a chance to fish the pond on the Kerban Family Farm. The fish looked healthy (and some of them tasted really good, too). I was somewhat surprised that they were pretty challenging to catch. I released all the brookies back into the pond. I did harvest some rainbows for the table. I was surprised to see a amazing variety of aquatic insects in the trout tummies. Scuds as well as larvae of caddis, midge, dragonfly, damselfly, and a bunch of other things I couldn't identify. Seems there is plenty for them to eat. Now we'll have to see if they make it over the UP winter. Hoping to fish the pond again next summer with the boys. THAT should be fun.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fishing in Heaven with Uncle Chuck

Got up to the Motherland (i.e. the Yoop) last week to attend the funeral of my Uncle Chuck. He was a really great guy....a musician, a Korean war Vet, a semi-pro baseball player, a heck of a steelhead fisherman and a very cool Uncle. He will be missed. I'm really hoping I see him again on a sparkling, heavenly stream FILLED with rising trout.

Here's a shot of my Uncle Chuck and Aunt Joan with Samuel from about a year ago.