Monday, August 31, 2015

The Calm of Night

The experiences I have had out in the dark are remarkable. Last night the fishing was pretty good. I was nailing into some amazing fish, big crappies and bluegills feeding so ravenously that the takes felt like pickerel. But then I looked around. I was pulled out of my self centered pocket of feeling and and swallowed whole by the universe. The lights of burning balls of gas became brighter, eyes of millions staring into me from afar. The moon highlighted the grass and the darkness of the earth bellow tried to pull me down. Shadows of trees tried to sneak up on me. I fell into the depths of everything. But then a pull brought me back.
In the darkness you just never know. It's scary. It's primal. It's sensational. I just keep coming back.


Notice that the two crappie above are hooked in pretty much exactly the same spot....

8 comments:

  1. RM
    Got to love the crappie and the meals they produce, did you keep those? Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks,
      I'm very picky when it comes to fish, and I don't eat them very often.

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  2. Yes, you understand night fishing. It is great when there is no wind and you can hear all the sounds.
    Tie, fish, write and photo on...

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    1. Thanks,
      When all is calm, the fish aren't!

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  3. Awesome post! You turned a solid night into an outstanding read. Maybe that first crappie didn't learn his lesson and came back for more lol

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    1. Thanks!
      I wouldn't be that surprised... #2 was bigger though.

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  4. I'm back from the desert and eagerly catching up on your posts. This is a fine, lyrical account of a grand experience! Thanks for sharing.
    -G.

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