Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wednesday Potpourri

Today is going to be a mixture of a trip to Lake Hodgson this morning. There was a Canada Geese family on the ramp as I tried to back my boat in. They headed for the water but a strange thing happened. One of the goslings caught its foot in a chain link fence. I heard it crying so went over to help it get loose. It was easy for me to get it loose but it went away from the water and into the woods. I tried a couple of times to head it to the water but that didn't work. I put the boat into the water and was taking the truck to park it when the gosling ran across the road in front of me. Apparently the mother had be calling and junior was able to hook back up with the parents. Here are the happy families all back together and on the water. Check out the size of the one family. There are at least 16 goslings there. I ended up with 22 Crappie that ran from 11" to 8". I fished for about 3 hours. I caught two small Perch and this War-mouth Bluegill. They are so very colorful. The Crappies definitely think it is different. Can you hear them saying "You don't belong."?
I hope you all have a great evening.

29 comments:

The Birdlady said...

Whew! I was so sad about the gosling - glad it found mama.

Darla said...

Alrighty then! Fishing Guy is feeling much better and photographing birds while he fishes!!!!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Reminded me of Sesame Street....
One of these things is not like the other......
Cute little families. Poor little thing was lucky you were there to help.

Thumbelina said...

Wow those goslings - I counted 17 but one guy looks bigger than the others. Glad they all got reunited. I don't think I have seen so many goslings at once!

You have a great catch of fish there. My hubby would be more than happy with just one of those!

Rose said...

Looks like good eating to me! Were you fishing with lures or bait?

Gina said...

What a great catch!! We catch perch here too..I wonder if they are like yours and taste similar? :)

Leanne said...

I'm happy to see the family united.

Shellmo said...

Aw fishing guy - what a sweetie for helping that gosling out!
Nice catches by the way! The hubby has been itching to go fishing!

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

It's so cute how you have those fish all lined up. What a relaxing time you've had!

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

FG-Great catch today...will you tell me your seceret! lol :) I also bet the gosling is very appreciative you saved it :D
NLSM
P.S. The Yoopers would be so angry that you called me one...I am a "troll", I live an hour south of the bridge...but I go up there enough so I like to think of it as my second home..lol have a great night!

EcoRover said...

Calicos! what a great meal. Good save on the gosling. It'll be following you around now, "Are you my mother?"

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Looks like a fish fry is in order.Yummy!
Blessings,Ruth

George said...

You definitely had an interesting day. It was nice of you to attempt to help the gosling and I'm glad Mama was able to guide it back to the family. It certainly looks as if you had a very successful fishing expedition.

Luke Wiley said...

So many fish! great job!

Denise said...

A successful fishing trip and I am relieved to hear the little gosling found its family.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That was a good day.

Pietro said...

Fishing Guy, I like that goose family and the goslings! I see you had a good catch too.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

WHat a lovely ending Tom. Poor little thing. THat was definitely a good days fishing there. :)

Lara said...

mmmmmmm, fish on the grill :)!

Denise said...

Back again, thanks for reminding me about the TV show on my piece about Route 66. I have added a YouTube and also a link to the show on Wikipedia.

Tipper said...

What a mess of fish! I'd like to be in on the eating : )

Mary said...

Glad you were able to rescue the gosling....I'm sure he is telling tales to all the other little geese about his big adventure wtih the fishing man :-) Those fish look great! Makes me hungry for a really good fish fry!

TSannie said...

I haven't had crappie in years! And it's my very favorite - my grandpa's too. There were only a few ponds in and around Columbia MO that stocked them. I guess they can make pond/lakes extremely muddy so aren't terribly desirable.
I'd put freshwater fish up against saltwater any day. Fresh would win out!

Nice haul you got there.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tom, you are so nice to help the little gosling out. Glad also that the baby found his Mama... You are a good guy, Tom....

Now--did you throw those sweet little Crappies back in the water so that they could live also????? ha ha

Betsy

Tina said...

That's quite a catch of fish you have there...looks like dinner for 6, or 7?
So glad you were there to help that little one..sometimes it makes you wonder what would have happened if you were near by.

Just caught up on your posts..liked the mystery shots..would have never guessed it was a fungus..lol!

Been away birding and just got back.

susieofarabia said...

Looks like a good day fishing!!! They look beautiful.

Jama said...

That's a lot of fishes you caught there!

lisaschaos said...

Looks like you'll have dinner for a long time!

Michele said...

It's amazing how the goslings can pick up on the parent's voice and reconnect in seconds!! I am glad the family had reunited.
I have seen some large Geese families here as well and some small ones as well... as small as one.

I hope you are well.
Hugs♥