Thursday, May 15, 2008

SkyWatch Friday; Threatening Skies



Saturday marked my second trip this spring to the Chesapeake in search of trophy striped bass. We traveled in rain during most of our trip down but shortly after boarding the Afternoon Delight the rain quit. The first hit came shortly after the lines were in.

My friend Paul, pictured here with Captain Hank, did the honors fighting the first fish.

The dark threatening skies seen here soon settled over us pouring down a soaking rain until mid-day. As the morning progressed we had three more hook-up and a couple of pull downs. With one fish lost, we finished the day with three nice stripers in the box.
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22 comments:

Rose said...

Looks like fun to me!

SandyCarlson said...

These men and the sea look like they can handle that little ol' sky!

dot said...

Sounds like a fun trip!

fishing guy said...

Salty: Looks like a great fighter, the sky certainly looks threatning.

Tommy V said...

nice

Carletta said...

Ah, the Chesapeake - beautiful!
Threatening skies doesn't seem to have stopped a man in search of a trophy!
Captain Hank ( in red I assume) looks a little like the Gordon's fisherman :)

Neva said...

I love the action shot of catching the fish and it rained for me shortly after I took my photo as well.

Champ Townboy said...

Great shot ... I like fishing photos.

JeFf & NoVa said...

Totally threatening sky outhere... you must hurry to capture some fish...hehehehe.. so you guys wont get wet from the water that sky would sprinkle....

quinttarantino said...

This is a great photo ... shows us some of the action of fishing and a set of threatning clouds!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice action shot. You can imagine what could be on that line.

Andrea said...

I love to fish. Nice shot with those clouds.

imac said...

Great grey sky and story.
one Great post Salty.

photowannabe said...

Nice rod action and great clouds. the catch makes this a prize picture.

Petunia said...

Nice skyfishing shot;)
Petunia's SWF

Me & my puppies said...

Sounds like a good time ~ with the changing sky better get to safe ground.

John said...

Great sky-fishing photo!

Daniel J Santos said...

that's great, excellent.

Catherine said...

That is a threatening looking sky, doesn't seem to be threatening the fishermen though!:) I always find an eerie sky like that quite beatuful~great capture! Hope you landed your trophy! I love the Chesapeake bay, a beautiful place!
Enjoyed catching up on your beautiful Country Captures Salty!
Happy weekend!
Cat

Luiz.ramosforest said...

Beautiful trip and shot.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great action shot for Sky Watch Salty... those clouds sure looked about ready to drop.. we have grey low clouds overhead today.
Cheers for joining in again this week.
Tom

For The People said...

What did he catch, a whale? LOL
Nice shot.