Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Earth Day and Piggish Rainbows :)

Every year we head out as a family on Earth Day and do some streamside garbage cleanup.  This year we headed to a local stream that I frequent and decided to hit it hard.  I told the kid's for every peice of trash they find, that they would get 5 cents.  They each ended up with $5.oo a peice.  I guess one man's trash really is someone elses treasure :)  They had a great time out there and my wife Bird and baby Finnigan were also able to make the trip.  The day was as beautiful as it gets and we all had a fantastic time improving the condition of the stream.  The number one item discarded this year were empty bottles of sports drinks.  Powerade, Gatorade etc...  Appearantly lazy people like their electrolites :)

















































After cleaning up the roadside and stream, I decided to head upstream to chase a few trout before the day ended.  At first nothing was biting then it slowly picked up.  Again I tossed the C.R.K. Zonker Minnow at them and after a while they were chasing it all over the holes.  Here are a few pics.  Hope you enjoy them.  :)

















































Until Next Time ...... Tight Lines to All !!!!!!

18 comments:

  1. Well done sir! Looks like the kids had a good time cleaning up the stream.

    pretty good looking trout as well!

    Cheers

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    1. Sanders,
      Thanks man. The kid's really enjoy cleaning the stream up. It's amazing how a 5 year old girl can figure out where to put trash, but someone who is old enough to drive a car can't :) One stream down only 500 more to go :) Tight Lines.

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  2. Very nice!! If only there were more people willing to take the initiative and do what you guys did all of our waterways would benefit greatly. Those kids are going to grow up being better people because of the habits you're instilling in them now , you can bet they won't be the ones littering our streams with Gatorade bottles!
    Oh , and that rainbow IS a pig! Great fish.....

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    1. HPFF,
      Thanks a lot man. It was a great feeling after we were done knowing we did something to help the stream out. The kids are troopers and don't complain while were out there. Those bows are eating and growing nicely. Tight Lines.

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  3. Nice to see someone actually picking up trash for a change and those are some piggy bows. Is that stream stocked? The bows look like they are in spawning colors

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    1. Mark,
      Thanks much. This stream is stocked and also has natural reproducing fish. The big bow is a Broodstock for sure :) It seemed like it could have been full of eggs. NOt sure if they are spawning or not. I will have to check into that. Tight lines.

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  4. Great work guys! Earth Day every day, and fly fish when you can.

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    1. Walt F,
      Thanks alot man. Any time I find trash on the stream I start to fume :) It really doesn't take a lot of effort to put it where it belongs. Thanks for stopping by! Tight lines.

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  5. Trout
    Good project for anyone who fishes. Glad to see the family out working on this project and also great to be able to land some nice looking rainbow. The colors on those trout are amazing. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill T,
      Thanks a lot. It brings a smile to my face seeing the whole family out there giving it there all. Those rainbows colors always amaze me as well. Tight Lines.

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  6. That is a great idea! I'm definitely taking my daughter out next year for an Earth Day cleanup. She's just begun warming up to monetary bribery.

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    1. T Rage,
      Thanks man. The kids love going out there and doing work. It actually doesn't feel like work while your doing it, plus the stream looks a lot better. We all win :) Tight Lines.

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  7. One of the best things you can do for your children, "care for the environment.
    Good job all.

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    1. Brk Trt,
      Thanks a lot. The enviroment needs as much help as it can get. Always a good time out there cleaning things up. Tight Lines.

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  8. Great post and work as usual MaGee! Those are some pig rainbows! I hate seeing the trash that floods the banks. I usually carry a grocery bag with me to pick-up. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Brian S,
      Thanks a lot. Nice job as well helping keep the enviroment nice and clean. A little bit can really go a long way.

      Tight Lines.

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  9. That bow is ridiculous! a pig for sure!

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    1. Blake F,

      Thanks much. It was one of those fish where it was bigger than it first appeared in the water. Healthy and eating well :) Tight LInes.

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