313: The one that didn’t get away

Hail the conquering fishermen!

Noah caught a big bass yesterday around sunset.  It was 17 inches long yesterday.  This morning it was 17-1/2 inches.  And this afternoon it was 18 inches.  As with all fish tales, the fish grows with each telling of the tale.  (Actual size was 17 inches.)

This mother of all bass in our pond had pretty much swallowed the hook.  Neither M nor Noah was able to remove it so it was decided she would become lunch (as we had already had dinner when they caught her yesterday).   She was shared by almost all at lunch today.

I have to admit to not wanting to partake.  I was oddly sad when they had to kill the fish, even knowing that we need to remove some of the big fish from our pond so the little fish will have a chance to grow.  That’s the number one reason I do better as a vegetarian.  If I can’t kill it, I don’t think I should eat it.  That’s just me, though.  Your mileage may vary.

For those inquiring minds who want to know:

Noah's Forest

That is the photo my nephew (Noah) decided on for his birthday gift.  We played with it in Photoshop and Picnik until we achieved what he wanted.  I think he did a nice job with some of the effects.

That’s it from the Bogs for today.  I’ve been outside several times today, honoring my commitment.  M the Younger and Merdi are here for the day so we’ve been sitting out on the porch with Noah and Dad, talking, laughing, and generally getting caught up with each others lives.  I’ve also been out to the garden to pick vegetables.  The peppers and cucumbers are coming in like gangbusters.

Anyone need any super chiles?  I have far more than I think I’ll use over the course of the rest of my lifetime.


25 Comments on “313: The one that didn’t get away”

  1. Pat Bean says:

    Great photo moment for that first photo. I’m impressed.

  2. Judith says:

    Lovely thought to be sitting out on the porch on a summer’s evening. And yes please, may I have some chilies.

  3. tedgriffith says:

    Ah, yes! Those big catches are always make for wonderful memories. Noah’s forest is great, you almost expect a dwarf, elf or far or wood nymph to appear! 🙂

  4. madryy says:

    Those are nice shot!

  5. Kathy says:

    Nice pic (the first one especially!) Love the color. I know what you mean about fish. Barry brings home fish regularly. I eat it–sparingly. I thank it for its gift, for the circle of life.

  6. i love Noah’s energy and enthusiasm in the first photo. If I lived closer, I’d take you up on those chilies!

  7. Kel says:

    what a fantastic photo of the victorious fishermen !

  8. cismonok says:

    You can save a few of those chilis for me as well… 🙂

  9. comingeast says:

    Great pictures. When the fish gets big enough, you’ll have enough to share. And I could use some of those chiles for my chicken enchiladas please.

  10. Hey Robin–
    Tomorrow morning at 7 EST (Wed. Aug 3)–I have a post scheduled to go live that you might want to check out. I’m leaving you a little something, but this award obligates you to do absolutely nothing, unless you really, really want to. http://www.reinventingtheeventhorizon.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/notes-toward-a-bloggers-bible-saving-a-blogroll-redeeming-a-meme/
    Kathy

  11. Ah, I couldn’t eat the poor guy either! How sad he had to be eaten————–
    Kathy

  12. Derrick says:

    What a great catch!! Both for Noah, and for you to capture that moment on the boat. Recalls times of my own youth, fishing for bass with my grandfather. Wonderful, lovely image.

  13. Marianne says:

    Looks like a summer to remember for Noah. Beautiful photo of the boat and fishermen.

  14. dragonfae says:

    What a great catch for Noah! I once spent several hours trying to catch a bass that was so sneaky I watched him eat the bait right off the hook.

    I’m OK catching and eating them, but I sure don’t want to clean them … my dad used to do that for me. I get what you’re saying/feeling though. I think if I interacted with “food” animals more I would be vegetarian too.

  15. starbear says:

    Chuckling… How exciting for Noah! The first photo isstunning – the complimentary color scheme really works! The purple and orange are also a perfect match to your feelings about catching, killing and eating the fish, btw! Opposing colors and mixed blessings! Voila! Thank you for sharing this one!

  16. Sigh… If I were closer, I’d gladly trade some blueberry pickles for a bunch of your chillis.
    Happy birthday to Noah, and congrats on the Big Fish!

  17. didex says:

    This is Great Shoot all the images….

  18. Karma says:

    What’s a super chili? Sounds like something my hubby would love.

  19. jenna says:

    Ha! Love the first photo, with the thumb up and everything. Funny guy.

    Cute fishie. I feel kind of bad that he was bamboozled into swallowing the hook. But I guess that’s why I do better with vegetarianism for the same reasons you do.

    I could do with super chiles. Can those things be mailed?

  20. Wow, that’s a big fish! (A little strange how it keeps growing, though 😉 )
    I like the colors and light in the first picture.

  21. eof737 says:

    I’m with you on the sadness of the thing but it is part of the food chain… and I suspet it was killed humanely…It’s a big one alright. Enjoy! 😉

  22. Christine Grote says:

    Wow. You have big fish in that pond. I love the photo gift idea.

  23. Robin says:

    Thank you so much everyone. 🙂

  24. Dana says:

    I’m a vegetarian (partly) for the same reason as you– I have a hard time eating something that I know I couldn’t kill by myself. That said, I’m sure everyone enjoyed their special, 18″ (or was it 20″?) lunch! 😉


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