Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Good Day Fishing

Some of you may remember the words to George Gershwin's song "Summertime."   I was reminded of some of the words to that song a few days ago when our daughter Sharon and three of her four sons came fishing.

And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
and the cotton is high ~"

The grandsons were walking around the pond and saw fish jumpin' so they decided it was time to do a little fishing and try to catch the "big one."  There are a lot of bream, large-mouth bass and catfish in the pond.

Getting the fishing gear ready.

Preston ready to try his luck.

Sharon, our daughter,  the grandson's mom,
 trying her luck.

Our pond is located a short distance away from Lake Iamonia.  Lake Iamonia is an ancient lake thought to date back to about 200 BC.   The lake is 7 miles long and 2 miles wide and is known to have lots of good fishing and also lots of alligators.

We often find alligators in the pond.  They seem to come and go,  and we think their home-base is the large Lake Iamonia.  That is the only way we can figure how they manage to come visit our pond so often.

Baby alligator watching the boys fish.
If you look closely you can see him in the below photo toward the bottom right.

They are so little and cute and harmless looking.  But, we all know they are definitely not harmless and we keep our distance from them.

As you can see in the below photo this little guy seems to be enjoying watching the boys and their mom fishing.  He toodled around watching each one of them and then seemed to loose interest and went under the water.

Baby alligator in the pond.

Will enjoying fishing.

Yes, Will caught the "big one,"   a huge catfish.

Lawson, putting the worm on his hook.

Lawson had good luck too! ... He caught the smaller bream.

It was not meant to be for Preston and their mom to catch anything that day.   But, everyone enjoyed the "livin' is easy" part of the day and being together for an afternoon of fishing fun.

Wishing you blessed,  and happy,  and  a "livin is easy" kind of Summer wherever you may be.

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