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In both cases, I was fly fishing.

A trout took my fly, ran steadily downstream and then departed from that course, angled towards an outcropping of large rocks. The fish slammed into one of the rocks at full speed and was killed instantly on impact. It's lifeless body floated up to the surface. I plucked it out of the water, looked around to make sure no one had witnessed this very disturbing incident (nothing illegal about it - just too weird for words) and popped the trout into a pouch in my fishing vest.

The fact that it happened a second time made me wonder how depressed the fish in this river were and whether therapy when they were just tiny parr might have helped them.

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What's a tiny parr?
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The Google machine (and Merriam Webster) reveals this:

parr noun
ˈpär

plural parr also parrs
Definition of parr

: a young salmon actively feeding in fresh water


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Aha! So the thing to do is to sprinkle some Xanax in that part of the river, so the fish will grow up more relaxed.
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A little scotch should do the trick!

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See how relaxed the trout in the picture is?

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Right!

Is that you holding it, Peter?
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No. All my trout try to kill themselves rather then let me touch them. Remember?

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I don't see how you can ever write anything about fishing that tops that, Peter.

On the other hand, anyone who can put dramatic tension in hair replacement has literary powers beyond my imagination.
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quote:

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Aha! So the thing to do is to sprinkle some Xanax in that part of the river, so the fish will grow up more relaxed.



And if not the fish, the people living downstream. *G*

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As the old eco-saying goes: "We all live downstream."

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OK. Bubba had an 8 foot Water Scamp, which is a two-man pontoon, for a long time. Used a trolling motor. I was out one morning on a lake that belonged to a friend of mine and a couple of our baseball players from Ole Miss who I knew came out early. I had stayed in the cabin.

We hadn't caught one bass into the middle of the morning when I decided to slide my seat back some in the rails. It didn't want to budge so I stood up.....knowing what was coming...to make it move. It did and I went over. I pulled the boat to shallow enough water to where I could get in. Fortunately, my cigarettes stayed in the boat and I had plenty of beer. The boys were laughing hard.

A few minutes later about a 5 lb. bass hammered a plug and we started catching fish. We got a good laugh later when we got close enough to talk. I guess Big Bubba woke them up. Wound up having a real good morning. I kept the smaller ones to filet and released the larger ones that are good breeders. I also don't keep trophy fish since I've got a couple mounted and don't need another one. The biggest went 9 1/2 lbs. four hours after I caught it and had already spawned. Might have gone 11 if I had been able to weigh it quickly, but that's OK. It's a monster.
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And THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is a TRUE fish story.

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Hello, all. We’re in a bit of a cool spell these days with morning temperatures in the 30s and 40s and afternoons in the 50s and 60s. Today was overcast and damp, a good day to read and listen to music. Other than an appointment with my radiation doctor, that’s pretty much what I did. The doctor was pleased with what he saw so I’m happy.

I still haven’t done the decorating, but it rained much of yesterday and today was cold and damp. We’re expecting sunshine tomorrow so it might be the day. 😎
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I just put some chicken breasts on the grill with some mesquite rub on them. I've got some baby butter beans ready and will saute' some zucchini, green bell peppers and sweet onions for the other side in some olive oil, fresh garlic, butter, basil, and some of my oregano and Italian parsley that I raised and dried.
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I'm glad you didn't drown, Cooter.
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Good morning, all. We have 46G under cloudy skies and mizzle, heading for a high of 49F. Our main weather news is that we're in the middle of a pretty good wind storm. Right now the National Weather Service is showing sustained winds at 21 MPH with gusts to 38 MPH. The wind woke me up at 4:30 AM and, try as I might, I couldn't get back to sleep.

I can't think of anything on the agenda for today, so it looks like knitting.

Coffee, please, Tanya.

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The shortest day of 2018 will be on Friday, December 21. I think I can make it 'til then.

I sure do get tired of the dark.

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Coffee, Tanya.

It's 33 and sunny following a good night's sleep. Shadow was a good girl and let us sleep in.

A couple of years ago I bought artificial sunlight bulbs for the pole lamp between the recliners in front of the entertainment center and one for the lamp over my computer station. IMO it has helped. I don't get much direct sunlight in the great room.
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Well, Tanya, I need more coffee. Before my first cup, I tried to add bread to the toaster that already was in the process of toasting DH’s toast. Duh.

32F and sunny here.
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