"Morning Light" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec, ISO1600
“Morning Light” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは!How’s it going?

This morning Koa and I went out fishing at a couple locations nearby our house. The first location was a small lake that has a lot of bank fishing, but not very much action. When we started, we were one of the only people fishing but after just a few minutes people started arriving and joined us.

Koa and I both had bass setups on our poles, and I knew our chances were pretty low of catching anything, but it was fun anyways, and Koa really improved his casting skills. It is maybe two years since he has gone fishing, so he has grown quite a bit and his motor skills have definitely grown! He has a lot more control and power too, casting out consistently farther than before.

"Morning at the Lake" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/9, 1/340 sec, ISO400
“Morning at the Lake” Cedar Park, 2016

One of the people who arrived was having a terrible morning… After he got situated, his first cast went into the tree and he started cursing and swearing. Not loudly, but still it wasn’t very good to hear, especially since there were others around… and Koa is still a kid! Then, this person tried again, but got stuck in another branch! 😯Ugh…

He finally got his line out, and I chatted with him for a bit about fishing. He had a few tips about the kinds of fish in the lake we were fishing at, and I filed that information away for safe-keeping. After that, I chatted with another couple who had their lines out and were enjoying a couple of sandwiches. They were more laid-back and friendly, and when I asked them what they were trying to catch, they just said, “Anything that wants to bite our line is welcome!” 😄

Koa and I fished that spot for maybe 45 minutes, and then headed to another small pond that is in our neighborhood. It’s kind of a run-off reservoir with a fountain – the kind that you see at the entrances to neighborhoods around here. When I used to run more regularly, I saw people fishing the pond and I talked to a couple of them. They said that they’ve caught small bass, bluegill, and even catfish in the pond. It surprised me! The man said that he’d just stop by the pond on his way back from work and fish for a few minutes. I liked that plan. 🎣

"Nearby Pond" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/9, 1/600 sec, ISO400
“Nearby Pond” Cedar Park, 2016

Anyways, the water level was kind of low in the pond today and we didn’t get any nibbles. As I mentioned earlier, our setups were for bass, and we probably should have switched over to some kind of bait and went for bluegill. But, it was fun anyways. After about 15 minutes we decided to just go home and get some breakfast.

It was a good morning!!!

Speaking of morning, the picture at the top of the post is of the morning light coming into our kitchen. We keep salt and sugar on the small window ledge which is very convenient for cooking. Plus I think it looks great because you have instant bokeh when looking at the items there!

Hope you had a great day!

おやすみなさい!

– B Barron Fujimoto

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