Friday, December 27, 2013

Gone Fishin'

A few months ago, Oscar and I joined some friends for fly fishing on the Lanno River. Oscar supervised as I packed the trailer and hoisted the kayak onto the truck. Here he is giving his final inspection. The small rod in my hand is a Tenkara fly fishing rod I am trying out. When extended, it reaches a full 12 ft in length.

Fishin' and friends is where it's at. We set up camp next to Johnny's vintage Shasta trailer. Oscar was amused with the raccoons in the window.

A hearty breakfast with strong coffee, biscuits and spicy chilaquillas prepares us for a day on the river.

We took our time heading through several widened out ponds on the river. Clear waters in some deep, still holes enabled us to see the fish as they made their approach.

Later that day, Oscar tested out laps and listened patiently to our "true tales" of catching the big one.

In the evening, we enjoyed a nice steak dinner under the stars. Topping the grilled steak with a generous helping of fried jalapeƱos added just the right touch.

A delicious chocolate cake rounded out the evening meal.

While Oscar couldn't have any of the spicy meal or the chocolate cake, that didn't stop him from licking his chops when I told him about it.

So Oscar tolerated another day of patiently listening to our fish tales, he occasionally snickered and muttered something like "Yea, right Pete . . . sure . . . Uh huh . . . What, no pics of the big one? Hmmmmm"

Such a sceptic


Gigi said...

Gives a new meaning to the term "packing heat." Couldn't see your potatoes for the Cholula.

Geri Moore-Hajek said...

Wow! Fancy cooking utensils for breakfast! We now have a restaurant in Eastpoint that makes deep fried jalepino peppers!( know it's spelled wrong,
but they are just as hot as the ones with the correct spelling!)

Geri Moore-Hajek said...

Hey Pete!!! That's some fancy cooking stuff ya got there! If we ain't avolunteerin' at FL State Parks, we'll see ya'll at Greeson!
Chuck n Geri n K9Kids

Happytrails said...

Now that's the life!!!! My father always said there was nothing better than a good day fishing!!!

Unknown said...

'Twas a very nice time at Oktoberfisch, enjoyed the time camping together. Can't wait to get out and try out my new Tenkara fly rod.

Anonymous said...

Pete, glad to see you and Oscar are doing well and on the road again. But I have to agree with Oscar, not even one picture of a fish? Janet and Hollie also say Hi from BentGate!

Bernita Sloan said...

The fish live to see another day. I really like your trailer gear. I think if we had those at our disposal, I wouldn’t mind going on a few more fishing trips every year. Haha!