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Double Trouble! — 37 Comments

  1. Great write up Wendy. I can honestly say that was the best day fishing ever! The weather was great, the fish were hopping and you were wonderful company. I can’t wait to go again. I will gladly haul anchor and scrub decks for you any day. It was sad to see the camp where I used to stay reduced to burnt pilings. But, it felt good to be back fishing at the Du.
    patti

    • Thanks, Patti! It really was the best day fishing I’ve had in about almost a year! Oh, I loved your company, too. The first person whose been on my boat who talks to the fish while taking out the hook possibly more than I do! By the way, speaking of scrubbing decks, the slime hasn’t been scrubbed out of mine yet! Oops! I’m hoping you’ll become a regular visitor at the Du now! Looking forward to next time!

    • Yes, I was thinking how I never got to take my daddy trout fishing . . . he would have LOVED IT . . . and sometimes I think how proud he would be of me if he could see me using all the things he taught me about fishing at Toledo Bend when we were growing up . . . .

      • Wendy, I was thinking the same thing. My daddy would have been as happy as a pig in sh!t . He took me fishing when I was little bitty, Toledo Bend, Galveston Bay, Lake Palestine, all over southeast Texas. His sons fished too, but his daughter FISHED, lol. We had a wonderful day, I won’t ever forget fishing with you. Meeting you has really given me a new lease on life. I sure did miss fishing the Du.

  2. I want to go fishing when I’m there in the spring Wendy. I can’t say I’ve enjoyed fishing in the past so I want to see if it’s any better with the female crowd.

    • The crowd might have something to do with it . . . but if the fishing is slow . . . it sometimes gets tedious. A day like Patti and I had is rather rare . . . but we can visualize for the best, right?

  3. Kim, fishing with another woman is great fun. Wendy and I cut up all day. She’s the consummate fisherwoman and my new hero. I checked out your Etsy, your creations are beautiful. I hope to meet, and fish, with you in the Spring.

      • Well, before we get all excited about a spring fishing trip, we need to remember that the trout are in transition in April, and I am not the guide who runs out to the Gulf of Mexico to find them. So, we might find ourselves fishing for reds if I have a line on them then. April . . . . . I know . . . we could bass fish up in the swamp and watch migratory birds . . . . and eat lunch . . . and bird watch. Oh, we could even do “catch and release” for Kim’s sake! That would be fun! And maybe I’ll see my first black bear.

    • Wow, Patti. Coming from another woman who really can fish, that is the best fishing compliment I have ever been paid. The guys just say, “yea, she can fish.” So, thanks so much. You made my day!

  4. OK, rub it in! Hubby says we’re heading south real soon. I’ll call ya, maybe you’ll be able to fish with us.
    BTW, I tend to catch abandoned crab traps regularly. I just have that knack.
    I’m glad y’all had a good time, that’s what it’s all about.

  5. Awesome day BW,sorry y’all had to put up with a couple of “dudes”.I think thats the nicest word I have ever called fishermen like that,one of the things I don’t miss about being a trout/redfish guide.

    • Ronnie, what kind of etiquette did you practice in Fla.? I mean, she and I were anchored to the right of a pass, the water flowing south through the pass. We were facing north, with the wind at our backs, casting mostly in the middle of that flow and then in a cove to the right where they were gathered up. Those guys came along and watched us a while and then decided to anchor to the left of the pass. The could easily cast into the middle of the flow, but once they crossed that imaginary “middle line” they were fishing right next to us. That was fine with me because there were PLENTY of fish. However, when he cast his popping cork right over my line and said “Hey, dude, you’re right on top of me.” He said, “Oh, sorry, the wind got me.” Lie. I don’t go fishing to get upset about anything–it defeats the purpose–but truth is, some people just don’t know what they are doing. Some people don’t know a thing about fishing etiquette, and then there are some who just don’t care. And the icing on the cake was after they trolled over the fish, we left and within minutes, they were right behind us leaving, too. So, why do YOU think they trolled over the fish????? I hate to think the worst of people . . .

      • LOL!!! Do you think that was it??? Oh my gosh, it must have been you!!! (You can ignore the email I sent asking about this comment. I was seeing it on a list and not in relationship as a reply to my question. Sorry.)

  6. As in all things BW it’s just a simple matter of courtesy and respect for others,there are a few on the water that really just don’t know any better.
    It’s bad here to in the late fall and winter fishing in rivers and creeks,a lot of these people think they own the water and the fish in it. Even as a commercial fisherman I will slow to a idle and ease by as far away as possible and if people are nice and wave back alot of times I will cut the engine and tell them where fish are but I have been cussed at even though they are fishing in the middle of the highway I have been using for 30 years.

    These two may be part of the group that just doesn’t know any better.I make the mistake of assuming that people know more than they do all the time with matters concerning fishing and boating.

    • quote: “These two may be part of the group that just doesn’t know any better. I make the mistake of assuming that people know more than they do all the time with matters concerning fishing and boating.”

      We are in the same boat, Ronnie!

  7. WOW… sounds like you two had a great time!

    I could almost feel the wind blowing and smell the water tang on it.

    Been a while since I’ve wet a line. I’ve never fished much. Most of my experience has just been sitting on Dad’s docked pontoon boat with a cane pole and a can of worms. Talking and sipping a beer with Dad, more so than serious fishing. And, yep, I’ll bait my own hooks!

    Someone orta teach them “Uncouth Two’ some fishin’ manners.

  8. Looks like y’all had a great time! We were planning to go to Alabama this summer with some friends but the Army changed our minds and are stationing them somewhere else so we have a free spot in our summer and no vacation planned now. Any suggestions???!!!!! I was telling MrCoach about maybe coming down there instead and he was all for it but suggested that maybe we share a big meal together, you make shrimp and I’ll make the frybread. Lol. Of course, he’s more interested in the food aspect of any vacation. 🙂

    • Summer is really hot and humid here and not the best time for inland fishing. We can go to the Cajun Bahamas though and hang out. The kids could swim with the gators, JK!!! Of course we can cook shrimp, and crab, and fish, and you can fry bread!!! You would have to book Camp Dularge ahead of time and we’ll work out a good price for y’all! Email me if you get serious about it.

      • I’m very serious, will be emailing you with some dates. It’s ok, we are used to hot and humid, we don’t call it Oklahumid for nothing here! I’m ok with the kids swimming with gators, remember I made them swim with stingrays 2 summers ago lol.

  9. Clearly, I need to make myself available to this crew as Comic Relief! When ya’ll get tired of hooking trout or red or whatever’s around, you can try teaching me how to bait a hook and how not to throw my line over someone else’s and how not to wrinkle my nose and go “Eeeuuuwwww….” when I have to unhook a fish.

    On the other hand, I can navigate, read waters, steer a straight course and find my way home, so I might could be useful, after all! Oh – and I can scrape barnacles, too, though I prefer not to if I can avoid it.

    Wonderful post. Can’t stand that I’m not closer to go out during the week!

    • I wish you were closer, too! Right now I have some “creosote” that needs rubbing off BAB’s hull. That’s what I get for leaving her tied up for two nights . . . darn rude boaters that don’t slow down for a boat tied up.

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