Old Ben of An Older Texan Remembers has passed on to his new adventures location. I will miss his blogs and humor.
Adventure Location: Rockport, TexasThe only adventure today was the morning fishing at the harbor pier. The first fish caught was a Ladyfish about a foot long. The pier great blue heron, all piers seem to have one around here, started easing over closer when the fish hit the concrete top of the pier. The fish looked too big for the bird to swallow to me. However when the fish was unhooked, it was left on the topping. My feet took me a couple of steps away and my hand reached for the camera in my pocket. Before the camera was unlimbered and started up that bird grabbed the fish, flipped it in the air and caught it head first. Then it was down the throat and gone. This picture was less than a few seconds after I stepped away from the fish. The action was already all over with.
Later this nice speckled trout was landed.
The bird headed for this fish before it was even on the topping. My hand and arm thrashed to keep the bird at bay while the fish was photographed and unhooked. The bird was getting pretty pushy by now. My boga type fish gripper was put into action, the fish unhooked and tossed back into the water to grow larger and come back for supper.Maybe the fish will return and grab my lure again to help in the quest of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.