Pat's Pike

Leaving later than normal, by the time I got to the pond, my roadside parking spot had been taken.  Once I began walking the narrow fishermen's trail along the pond, I soon spotted a man with his line in the water.  

A minute or so later I realized I'd spoken to him last year.  A "regular" at the pond, we began comparing info on the Bald Eagle pair that nested there last year producing two fledglings.  Watching the adults we continued to chat as he fished.

Pulling in a Pike (or was it a Pickerel??) that was apparently the culprit devouring all his shiners, he removed the hook and released it.    Catching a second much smaller than the first, he released it, packed up and headed home.

seeing, saying, sharing...

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Saturday Critters

Comments

Ginny Hartzler said…
This first picture is so good! It took me a moment to figure out what it was.
Jutta.K. said…
At first when looking at the 1st picture I thought it was a broken branch ;-)
eileeninmd said…
Hello,

During these times it nice to meet someone who shares your interest in the eagles. Our area has a trout catch and release, fishermen must be very patient. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, stay safe! Enjoy your weekend! PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.
Debbie said…
i LOVE meeting friends at my favorite watering holes, they always share the best information!!!
Rain said…
I used to go fishing a lot, haven't done that in a while. I always did catch and release...those are some great photos!
Ann said…
That's a pretty small fish. Hardly seems worth the effort.

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