Saturday, September 30, 2017

Kerr Lake, 9-30-17

We were back up at Mom & Dad's place at Kerr Lake for the weekend of 9-30. Wow, the lake was LOW!! It had dropped a good bit during the week, and caught several boat & dock owners by surprise, check out the pics below, especially of some of the boats literally sitting on the dirt!...

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Kerr Lake, 9-17-17

Deb, the dogs, and I were back up at Kerr Lake on the weekend of 9-17. We did a bit of night fishing from the dock, and fished from Dad's Polar center console skiff a bit. 

During the day on Saturday, we were all on a ride on the lake with Mom & Dad on their pontoon boat, and saw a large float popping up, then pulling under the water, and reappearing some distance away. We realized it was one of those float people put out to catfish with. Dad drove the boat up to the float and I would grab it, only to have it ripped away by a very powerful fish. We chased it around a bit, and I finally got hold of it sufficiently to pull it up and get to the fish. It was a HUGE catfish. We didn't pull him aboard, I was just trying to set him I got some pliers, got the hook out of his mouth, and he went on his merry way. I don't know his weight, but he was longer than the width of the opening for the side access door on the pontoon, which is 30". 

Later, we caught some smaller catfish, seen in the pics below. Typically, we only sport fish, so we just catch for fun and release. Here's a few pics...


Monday, September 4, 2017

Kerr Lake with friends, 9-4-17

Our good friends, Joyce and Bryan, came up to spend the day at the lake with us and my parents. We did a little night fishing, rode the boat on the lake a bit, swam, cooked out, and had a generally great time. Here's a few pics...