Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thank You

The theme this week by Kathy is "Thank You". Mac, Kathy, Craver, Lew, Christine and I have a little contest to show a new theme header each week. We now post anytime before 4 PM EDT on Wednesdays and voting begins after that. 

I thought of something I was really thankful for this year. I have shared my Fish Ohio fish before but this year was really special. I caught a total of five Fish Ohio fishes this year which breaks my old record of three. It was a special year. One on May 16th was a 31" carp that I caught on a minnow under a bobber. I thought it was a big walleye of northern pike while I fought it. It was a very strong fighter and the biggest I had ever caught. 
It was a special catch as part of a special year and i returned it to the lake to fight again.
On May 14th I caught an 11" Red Ear Bluegill,which was not my biggest but was a nice fish. I caught it on part of a night crawler.
Another nice fish on May 10th was a 14" White Crappie. I caught it on a chartreuse curly-tail on a jig.  
A minnow on the bottom brought a 28" Channel Cat on July 23rd. It was returned to the lake.
The final catch on a minnow under a bobber was a 13.12" Yellow perch. The one above was a taller fish but not as long. It was a special year. I was alone so I took the photo at home. 
See what the others have to show on my side bar, 


Sylvia K said...

Now you are definitely what I would call a very successful FISHERMAN!! Great shots for the day!!! Hope your week is just as good as these!!

Lew said...

Good fishing and good eating! Good reasons to be thankful!

imac said...

You certainly have reason for Giving Thanks on those wonderful Catches Tom.
Real neat week.

katney said...

I have been fishing long in the past but never got the passion for it. A fellow I volunteer with fishes all summer and brought me some trout in trade for some sewing. They were a great addition to our camping menu this summer.

Craver Vii said...

Tom, I hope you know how talented you are! Man, I look at these catches, and wish I could do something like that! That carp was gigantic... did you have to visit a chiropractor after pulling that one in?

Christine said...

Sweet! My husband loves fishing and would drool over your photos. (I'm going to show him soon!)