Here is a picture of us on our way to Lake Ivy. Can you see the fucking horizon? It's so flat in West Texas!
Here is my new fishing/camping chair. I put it in the back of the boat. It doesn't have the table pulled out yet. You will see that in another picture later. Everyone was jealous.
Here we are unloading.
Weenie is our captain. The girls have their own boat and the dumb boys have their own boat.
The buzzards were circling above us most of the day. I'm not sure what they were trying to tell us.
Here are the fish at the cleaning station.
After the catfish, it got slow so we went to the other side of the lake. It was Weenie's turn to start hauling in the giant perch.
Then she caught this nice crappie! On a worm!
Weenie's mother thought if we put a white towel in the tree, someone might come by and rescue us. It wasn't until 9:00 when the boys went to the dock that they noticed we weren't there. We were paddling by this time. I'm so glad they came and got us because it would've been midnight before we would've made it to the dock paddling.
Monday, it rained again. We finally got to go out on the lake around 1:00. The fishing was lighter and then the boat broke down. Here's a baby bass I caught.
Weenie landed this turtle. He was giant. We quickly grabbed him and took the hook out. He swam away quickly!
At camp, there are deer everywhere. Check out this beautiful buck that was right next to the camper. If you'll notice, his antlers are "in velvet". DP said he'd only seen a buck in velvet about 3 times in his life. The bucks lose their antlers every season and when they grow back, they are ensconced in this skin that looks like velvet. The skin has blood vessels that nourish the bone (antlers) and once they are grown, the skin sloughs off. Bucks then rub them on trees to get the skin off. I learned something! I had no idea.
The boat was not repairable at camp so we checked out of the Bates Motel and headed to town. We still wanted to fish though. Weenie's dad told us a perfect place in the shade in town. The Concho River flows right through town. We took our chairs and cooler and set up right on the ledge.
It was fun for a little while but the fish were tiny and they ate all our worms! We packed up and bought more worms and went out to Twin Buttes to try our luck at some bigger fish.
We drove out to Twin Buttes and found a place to put our chairs. It was hot as fuck but luckily I had my tiny fan.
Weenie was roughing it.
We caught several nice sized perch but it was time for dinner. We packed it in and found a dock to fish off the next day.
We got up at a reasonable hour and were fishing about 9:30. I caught this bass almost as soon as I put my worm in the water.
It was about 10:30 when I realized I'd left our fishing licenses at home. We quickly packed our stuff and put it away. We didn't need a ticket!
We caught several perch right away.
He came over to brag about his catch. I can see why.
After loading the boat, we were pulling out when I noticed this bumper sticker on the back of a truck. I think it says it all about Texas.
In case it's too small or blurry, it says "I heart Big Fake Tits".