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Monday, May 11, 2009

Lake St. Clair, Fishing

As I've said before, in my second life, I'm going to be a Mermaid. I love being on the water. I can't wait for the hot days of summer so I can just dive right in.

I'm learning about boating and the proper verbiage. Karin? With your husband being a boat broker, I'm sure you understand why Don is correcting me. [wink]

Okay, so we got into his boat and I reached over to undo the "ropes" ... by the time we came back to the dock, I was tying the "lines."

We headed out to Lake St. Clair. This is the "street" Don's house is on ... make that the "canal" he lives on.


I got to steer pilot the boat, and after a few drunken looking moves, I was able to keep it straight.


We were fishing for perch or walleye but kept catching big ass bass and blue gill.


Yes, I baited my hook, but only after Don showed me how to bait a double hook. That doesn't bother me, I just think I am "piercing" the worm ... maybe to add earrings later.

(Keep thinking that Nancy so it doesn't gross you out too much.)

Don threw his line in and less than 30 seconds, he had this. Go D! (Too bad it was a bass.) Remember he did that a few months ago ice fishing?

We caught about a dozen bass and blue gill, but never saw a walleye.

I had a great day. Sun was shining, sky's were blue, vodka ice tea was flowing and I have a great fishing partner!



Nancy Dubrul
Don Pietrykowski

14 comments:

San said...

Fishing? Baiting your own hook? Must be luv.
I "wuv" the picture of the wake = : )

Audubon Ron said...

Where is Bill Dance when you need him?

No honey, you lip a large mouth, you don't kiss it. That's another kind of lip.

Oh, and damn you're pretty.

Michael said...

This is sounding serious...Uncle Don has a nice ring ;)

So when is he taking the whole fam out on the boat???

Fightin' Mad Mary said...

looks like a wonderful day, and it only makes sense that a mermaid should be with a sailor!

sherry lee said...

Gorgeous spot...can't say the same about the fishies...but looks like you were having fun. Shall we call you Ariel from now on?

zelzee said...

I really don't think I could go fishing.......
I wouldn't know what to do with the fish when I caught them...

You want me to do WHAT????

Beautiful pictures. I could relax on the boat, though! (A few "iced teas" would help)!

Mrs. G. said...

Wow. What an amazing day. I haven't been in a boat since I was a kid.

Ree said...

I love being out on the water, too. Outside the office windows, I have a view of Lake Michigan and sailboats galore at the Yacht Club.

Love Michael's comment!

Fragrant Liar said...

Looks like you guys had a GREAT time. What beautiful water too. I miss being out on a lake. . .

Hit 40 said...

Excellent pics! Great fishing trip. I am impressed that you baited your own hook.

I didn't read if you ate the fish? Did you gut them?

delmer said...

You know, if you actually show the fish you've caught, it screws with your ability to have the fish keep getting bigger and bigger as you keep telling the story about catching it.

Velveeta said...

Nice fish Nancy. Would make my Dad and Mom so proud to see me catch that big of fish. See you in August.

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Lovely! I've been on Lake St. Clair -- in a sailing regatta. So cool, especially sailing up then down the Detroit River.

Ellie

dkuroiwa said...

So someday, when my boys and i come there, will you and don adopt me and the boys...please?!?! It could be like an international exchange!! and...i love tea!!
That last picture? I'd frame that one!! beeeyuuutiful!!