Tuesday, June 12, 2012
I made it through our vacation. Hubby turned out to be a grouch so that wasn't so good. Finally, he is not so groucy, but it caused a couple of arguments and some hurt feelings. IN any event, I"m glad to be back at work. I need a vacation away from my vacation. The kids were great for grandma thank goodness, but you can tell she was glad when we got back.
The noodling was amazing. I don't know why I was so scared really. I would recommend it to anyone. The guide we had, took us out on a boat, and we visited probably 20 holes throughout the day. We went on a lake. This lake was huge and beautiful. There were many houses on the lake. Some 4-5 million dollar homes huge gorgeous. Some little. The holes we visited were all under old concrete boat ramps. So basically we were feeling around holes around the boat ramps and some under.
I don't like going underwater so most of my day was treading water or blocking holes. There was another guy that was with us. Him and hubby were the ones getting under the water the whole day. In the morning, they missed 6 fish or so. Then we stopped around noon to eat some lunch. AFter that we found a great hole that had two catfish in it. Hubby and the other guy worked on this hole for about 45 minutes. each of them taking turns going under the water and trying to get these fish out of the holes. Let me tell you the power of these fish amaze me. They are in these holes and when you stir them up, they go crazy. They thump sounds like fireworks under concrete. kathump thump thump thump. it was the most amazing sound. you could feel it while in the water.
In any event, after 45 minutes, hubby comes up out of the water and says "I got it. I got it." he brings this fish out of the water and waddles all the way to the bank to get the fish out of the water. It was a nice 21 lb flathead catfish. The look on his face made the trip all worth it. It was priceless. He was so happy. About 15 minutes later the other guy brings his fish out of the water a nice 25 lb flathead. That started the rest of the day off wonderful. two holes later was my turn. Luckily the guide had one hole that was not underwater. He worked the fish to the front of the hole and I reached in and grabbed this fish by the bottom jaw. Hubby helped me pull it out of the hole, but I brought it to the bank.
A nice 15 lb flathead. I was so happy. I did it. It wasn't bad especially with gloves on. In any event, we found a few more holes, they pulled out some smaller channel catfish and at the end of the day, the last hole,
the other guy wrestled a 26 lb flathead out of its hole.
what an exciting, wonderful amazing trip. Not only did we get to spend a day on the lake,and in the water, but hubby got to experience a dream come true. I won't do it again, I've already done it. But hubby is ready to go back next year. I told him, that next year we will bring the kids, they would love to watch daddy do this. It was so neat to watch, even just on the boat. I didn't pay too much attention to diet or exercise but I didn't gain any weight so it worked out. We went to the amusement park on Saturday with the little ones. We ventured into the water park. My son does not like water too much either. So that was no fun for him. We did ride a few rides, the older one and hubby got to do some water slides and then we went home. We are going back Sunday bringing my daughter's friend with us, so her mom is watching the little ones. it should be fun, but as soon as it gets crowded we are out of there.