Saturday, May 3, 2014

Day 8 - Fish for Dinner Tonight!

It was a special day today.  The weather finally broke and Dad came up to do a little river fishing with me this afternoon.  The sun was out and the wind was low.  We got a solid two hours of fishing in mid afternoon.  High tide was around 2:30 pm so we tried to find some moving water from around 11:30 to 2.  There were no visible signs of fish but the water had just started to clear up a bit after the storms earlier in the week. 
We casted jigs, plugs and plastic for quite some time.  Finally I got a hit as I was reeling in my new Alabama rig right up to the boat.  Fish on!  Because he grabbed it right at the boat, he was very lively and very close.  I grabbed the net and with a huge sign of relief and a smile on my face I pulled this nice striped bass into the boat.
This fish was exactly what I needed both mentally and physically.  It will provide meals for several days and I can finally free myself from my dependence on clams for protein.
Later in the day I completed my stone fire pit in the back yard.  Not so much a "survival tool" but it's nice to have a big fire pit in the yard. 

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