Thursday, June 24, 2010

This ought to be a post and picture fest about smallmouth bass, but it's not.

I was supposed to be returning from La Reserve Beauchene today. For the uninitiated, Beauchene is one of the absolute best smallmouth waters on the planet. No, you won't get fish as large as May smallies on Lake Erie. But you will get big bass, big numbers, and stay at a terrific resort while fishing beautiful, private water. We've had a reservation for this trip for about 6 months. I've been there once before, about 8 years ago, and can't wait to return. But, alas, some things are just not meant to be. At least until next year.

One of our party of 4 FINALLY got an offer and contract on his house. Naturally, the closing date fell while we were to be fishing. If he changed the date, it would have cost him 10 GRAND, and possibly lost the sale. We negotiated with the lodge and they allowed us to move our deposit to next year. So - no bass for me.

Toad and Gargoyle


Instead of fishing for my favorite fish on a great piece of water, I got to stay home and literally watch my grass grow. We've had non-stop rain and warm temps, and I've had to cut the grass every 3 or 4 days! THAT part of the yard maintenance is getting old in a hurry. But the flowers are growing, so I take some pictures of them when I see something I like. So if you were expecting bass pictures - sorry. The only ecosystem I've been seeing recently is in my back yard, so that's what you get. I might sneak out Saturday morning for catfish, just so I can post a picture of a fish.

Our lillies have been really nice and colorful this year, so that's what you'll get on today's pictures for the most part. I need to make some shutter speed adjustments to capture the bumblebee's that are flocking to the freshly opened bee balm, but I'll post what I have. Enjoy.

And, finally, my lame bumblebee attempt


Murphyfish said...

Hey Wolfy,
A shame about the Bass trip, but they do say that patience is a virtue (not one that I possess though). Nice pictures, your flowers over there are making my garden look a little desert like, something that I'll have to remedy me thinks.
All the best,

Brk Trt said...

Nicely done.

Flowers are beautiful and your photography is great.


Anonymous said...

HI Wolfy! Sucks about the trip, but you have something to look forward to next year, anyway. Any fishable smallmouth water near you?

Your gardens look great! Wish I had that much color going on!

troutrageous1 said...

I like the pictures, especially the lillies. I'm sure you'll get on the fish again soon enough.

Shoreman said...

The other guys said it all. Just to let you know I stopped by.


Bill said...

Sorry to hear about your trip Wolfy. That toad and gargoyle picture is kind of interesting. lol Nice job on all the pictures.