Saturday, September 22, 2007

Fishin on the dock o the bay


Late this afternoon, we went down to the Haney Wharf. The rain of the morning had stopped and the sun was peeking out between the clouds. A sharp contrast made between the black, heavy clouds and the golden light filtering through them.
This is the best place in town to catch the early evening sun. Apparently, the fish think so too. The rippling water glistens golden, appearing to have a million little fishes nibbling at its surface. The dock was lined with fishermen.
There is a fisheries notice up, alerting folks that bait fishing is prohibited and any Coho caught, must be released. Anyone caught with Coho could face a heavy fine. This is all due to reduced numbers of Coho in this years run. So these guys were fun to watch as they continually cast out their fly's onto the water.
The fish were jumping, making a plopping sound on the quiet water. There was a seal there too, looking for an easy dinner! We looked on as one fellow reeled in his catch. The way his rod was bending, I thought he would land a huge salmon, everyone had a good chuckle when instead, he reeled in a four inch bull fish! He put up quite a struggle.
Canada geese were flying low over the water probably looking for somewhere to spend their night. Their plaintive honking, drawing every one's eyes up to their flight path.
What a nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Time to get some rest now as I have to work night shafts for the next three shifts. Blagh!

7 comments:

Herman Verbrugge said...

Very nice post Susan, you described it like a real writer does, and the photos are strong as always. Thank you for sharing them. Have a nice Sunday.

Penny Halston said...

These pictures are beautiful. My daughter is 20.

Curtis said...

Yes you are right, what a way to spend an afternoon. Your photos are wonderful as always and the blog before was great also. Nice place to spend a getaway.

Bobbie said...

Great pictures Susan! Did you manage to land a big one?

deni said...

I just read your comment in Monica's blog about Kayla.

I will be praying.

Canadian flake said...

very nice post...sounds like it was a wonderful day and as always I loved your pics....I can just sit and stare at them because I think they are beautiful...

Thanks for sharing again...I look forward to seeing more pics.

Michael Manning said...

Susan: Beautiful photography!